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CD Reviews:
New Music: AC/DC, Chris Stapleton, 2 Chainz, Paris Jackson and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Checking out this week's new music releases...



Album of the Week: AC/DC is back -- in black and otherwise -- with "Power Up" (Columbia), the Australian group's first new album since 2014. Built from songs started by Angus and Malcolm young before the latter's death, it was produced by Brendan O'Brien and finds frontman Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd back in the fold after missing some and all, respectively, of the band's last world tour.



Album Title of the Week: Jonny Polonsky, "Power and Greed and Money and Sex and Death" (Ghostworks);



Did Ya Know?: "Wilted" (Republic) is the debut album by Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson but much more of an indie/alterative singer-songwriter in her own right, working with Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull as co-producer.



New & Noteworthy: Johnny Cash, "Johnny Cash and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" (Columbia/Legacy); George Benson, "Weekend in London" (Provogue/Mascot); Andrea Bocelli, "Believe" (Sugar/Decca); Future and Lil Uzi, "Pluto x Baby Pluto" (self-released); Goodie Mobb, "Survival Kit" (Organized Noize/Goodie Mob Worldwide); Elton John, "Elton: Jewel Box" (Mercury/UMe); Nels Cline Singers, "Share the Wealth" (Blue Note); Chris Stapleton, "Starting Over" (Mercury Nashville); 2 Chainz, "So Help Me God" (Def Jam)



Also Out: Susan Alcorn, "Pedernal" (Relative Pitch); Ashnikko, "Demidevil" (Warner); Liam Bailey, "Ekundayo" (Big Crown"; William Basinski, "Lamentations" (Temporary Residence); The Bats, "Foothills" (Flying Nun); BENEE, "Hey u x" (Republic); Blackhawk, "Just About Right: Live From Atlanta" (BFD); Randall Bramblett, "Pine Needle Fire" (New West); The Brummies, "Automatic World" (Sandbox Entertainment); Color of Light, "Daydream Garden" (Imera); Spencer Cullum, "Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection" (yk); The Darcys, "Fear & Loneliness" (The Darcys Records/Warner); Davido, "A Better Time" (RCA); Dirty Projectors, "5EPs" (Domino); Dragged Under, "The World is in Your Way" (Mascot); Eclipse, "Viva La Victouria" (Frontiers); Eric13, "Black Lipstick" (self-released); Paloma Faith, "Infinite Things" (RCA); Famous Letter Writer, "Warhola" (Big Deep); Groovenom, "Mitten ins Herz" (Out of Line); Gavin Haley, "Unfolding" (Red Bull); Engelbert Humperdink, "Sentiments" (OK!Good); Intervals, "Circadian" (Sheet Happens); Josh Abbott Band, "The Highway Kind" (Pretty Damn Tough); Jump, "Breaking Point" (F2 Music); Valerie June, "Stay"/"Stay Meditation"/"You and I" (Fantasy);Katatonia, "Dead Air" (Peaceville); Katya, "Vampire Fitness" (PEG); Keep Shelly in Athens, "Defy Me" (self-released); Lambchop, "Trip" (Merge); Last Year's Man, "Brave the Storm" (self-released); Duncan Laurence, "Small Town Boy" (self-released); Masego, "Studying Abroad" (EQT/Capitol); McFly, "Young Dumb Thrills" (BMG); Meg Myers, "Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco" (Sumerian); The New Regime, "Heart Mind Body & Soul" (The Orchard); Nuclear, "Murder of Crows" (Black Lodge); PJ O'Connor, "Telvision's Golden Age" (self-released); Katy J. Pearson, "Return" (Heavenly Recordings); Periphery, "Live in London" (3Dot); Professor and the Madman, "Seance" (Fullertone); Quakers, "II: The Next Wave" (Stones Throw); Justin Lee Schultz, "Gruv Kid" (Shanachie); Seba Kaapstad, "Konke" (Mello Music Group); Henriette Sennevaldt, "Something Wonderful" (Paper Bag); Sensational Country Blues Wonders!, "When the World Will Break Your Heart" (No Label Records); Jules Shear, "Slower" (Funzalo); Shenandoah, "Every Road" (Foundry); Stats, "Powys 1999" (Memphis Industries); Various Artists, "Electrostorm Vol. 9" (Out of Line); Rafael Vigilantics, "Blue River, Grey Sky" (self-released); Warfect, "Spectre of Devastation" (Napalm); Emi Wes, "Departure" (Universal Music Denmark)



From The Vaults: The Cranberries, "No Need To Argue (Expanded Edition)" (Island/UMe); Derek and the Dominos, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs: 50th Anniversary Edition" (UMC/Polydor); Brian Eno, Film Music 1976-2020" (UMe); Lizzy Borden, "Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol.2" (Metal Blade); Bob Marley, "Uprising Live" (Tuff Gong/Eagle); Nada Surf, "Never Not Together: Deluxe Edition" (Barsuk); Nickel Creek, "This Side" (Craft); Buck Owens and the Cuckaroos, "The Complete Capitol Singles 1957-1975" (Omnivore); Plain White T's, "All That We Needed" (Craft); Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos, "Live at the Hollywood Palladium: Deluxe)" (Mindless/BMG); Seether, "Disclaimer II," "Karma and Effect" and Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces" (Craft);The Staples Singers, "Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection" (Craft/Concord); Various Artists, "The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection" (Craft/Concord); Various Artists, "Happy Times: The Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Vol. 2" (Ace); Gillian Welch, "Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs Vol. 3" (Acony)



New Holiday Albums: Davy Jones, "It's Christmas Time Once More" (Not Too Late); Pentatonix, "We Need A Little Christmas" (RCA); Ben Rector, "A Ben Rector Christmas" (self-released)

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