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New Music: Garth Brooks, Megan Thee Stallion, Josh Groban, Jeezy and more...
 

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

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Checking out this week's new music releases (all subject to change)...



Albums of the Week:>/b> Perennial country (and beyond) favorite Garth Brooks parties on with a pair of new releases this week. "FUN" (Pearl Records), his 12th studio album and first in four years, features the single "Dive Bar" with Blake Shelton and a rendition of "A Star is Born's" "Shallow" with wife Trisha Yearwood. "Triple Live Deluxe" (Pearl), meanwhile, takes it from the stage with 30 tracks, including some from his most recent run of stadiums.



Album Title of the Week: Grandaddy, "The Sophomore Slump...on a wooden piano" (Dangerbird)



Did Ya Know?: Dirty Knobs -- whose debut album, "Wreck less Abandon" (BMG), is out this week -- is the new band led by Mike Campbell from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and currently part of Fleetwood Mac. The album was delayed from a planned spring release due to health issues.



New & Noteworthy: Lee Brice, "Hey World" (Curb); BTS, "BE (Deluxe Edition)" (Big Hit Entertainment); Jimmy Buffett, "Songs You Don't Know By Heart" (Mailboat); Nick Cave, "Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace" (Bad Seed Ltd.); Da Baby, "My Brother's Keeper (Long Live G)" (Interscope); Neil Diamond, "Classical Diamonds: Neil Diamond with the London Symphony Orchestra" (Capitol); John Fogerty, "Fogerty's Factory" (BMG); Josh Groban, "Harmony" (Reprise); Iron Maiden, "Legacy of the Beast, Night of the Dead: Live in Mexico City" (BMG); Jeezy, "The Recession 2" (Def Jam/Universal); Meek Mill, "Quarantine Pack" (Roc Nation/Atlantic); Megan Thee Stallion, "Good News" (300 Entertainment); Various Artists, "Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019" (Rhino); Neil Young, "The Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976" (Reprise)



Also Out:



John Calvin Abney, "Familiar Ground" (Black Mesa);



Anti-Flag, "A Dying Plea Vol. 2" featuring Tom Morello, De'Wayne, Marcia Richards and Jordan Montgomery" (Hopeless/A-F);



Aviations, "Retrospect" (self-released);



AWOLNATION, "Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders Live From 2020" (Better Noise);



Ayoka, "Venus" (self-released);



Bad Decisions, "King of the Youth" (Bite This);



Spencer Barnett, "Welcome to My Mind" (The Orchard);



Blessed, "Music is the Medicine" (Godspeed/404Human);



Paul Bogart, "Won't Have Far to Go" (117 Music);



Phoebe Bridgers, "Copykat Killer" (Dead Oceans);



Stan Bush, "Dare to Dream" (self-released);



Cabaret Voltaire, "Shadow of Fear" (Mute);



Mini Caputo, "The Mones" (self-released);



Malia Civitez, "The Flip" (Warner);



Communic, "Hiding From the World" (AFM);



Gabriel Conte, "Belong" (Capitol CMG/RE:THINK);'



The Cribs, "Night Network" (Sonic Blew);



Dark Tranquility, "Moment" (Century Media);



Desure, "Pollen" (self-released);



Dirty Projectors, "5EPs" (Domino);



Dust Bowl Faeries, "The Plague Garden" (self-released);



Emily Edrosa, "Another Wave is Coming" (Park the Van);



Keeley Forsyth, "Photograph" (self-released);



John Hackett, "The Piper Plays His Tune" (self-released);



Eric Hilton, "The Impossible Silence" (Monsterrat House);



Harry Hudson, "Hey, I'm Here For You" (MSFTS/Roc Nation);



Jack Name, "Magic Touch" (Mexican Summer);



The Jerky Boys, "The Jerky Boys" (Comedy Dynamics);



Jinjer, "Alive In Melbourne" (Napalm);



Kacey Johansing, "No Better Time" (Nightbloom);



Kaitie Jones, "Tossed" (self-released);



King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, "K.G." (KGLW/ATO);



Katy Kirby, "Traffic" (Keeled Scales);



Kittle, "Live at the London Music Hall" (Lightyear);



Darro, "Songs of Recovery" (self-released);



Dizzy Spells, "Night Owl" (self-released);



5 Billion in Diamonds, "Divine Accidents" (Make);



Keeley Forsyth, "Photograph" (The Leaf Label);



Ilsa, "Preyer" (Relapse);



Joey G, "Pub Talk" (Orphans);



Kacey Johansing, "No Better Time" (Night Bloom);



Dave Keller, "Get What You Give" (Tastee Tone);



Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, "Noon" (Megaplum/ATO);



Landshapes, "Contact" (Bella Union);



Larkin Poe, "Kindred Spirits" (Tricki-Woo);



Buzzy Lee, "Spoiled Love" (Future Classic);



Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, "The Reckless One" (Gypsy Soul);



Dave Mason, "Alone Together...Again" (Shelter);



Rob Mazurek, "Dimensional Stardust" (International Anthem/Nonesuch);



Tim Minchin, "Apart Together" (BMG);



Tim Montana, "Cars on Blocks" (BBR);



My Octopus Mind, "Faulty at Source" (self-released);



Gabriel Olafs, "Absented Minded Reworks" (One Little Independent);



Tayla Parx, "Coping Mechanisms" (TaylaMade/Atlantic);



Peter Leitch New Life Orchestra, "New Life" (Jazz House);



The Piano Guys, "10" (Sony Masterworks);



Powfu, "some boring love stories pt. 5" (Columbia); PVA, "Toner" (Big Dada);



Refused, "The Malignant Fire EP" (Spinefarm);



Rexx Life Raj, "California Poppy 2" (Empire);



Duke Robillard & Friends, "Blues Bash!" (Stony Plain);



Martin Ruby (aka Marco North), "Heaven Get Behind Me" (Whistlepig);



Run The World, "Run The World" (Jam Jr./Columbia);



SAINt JHN, "While the World Was Burning" (HITCO);



Seahaven, "Halo of Hurt" (Pure Noise);



Oz Noy, "Snapdragon" (Abstract Logix);



Suitcase Junket, "The End Is New" (Renew/BMG);



Various Artists, "Greatest Hates Volume II" (Liquid Death);



Various Artists, "20x20: The LVF Singer Songwriter Compilation" (Little Village Foundation);



Various Artists, "Strictly the Best Vol. 6" (VP)



The War on Drugs, "Live Drugs" (Super High Quality);



Koe Wetzel, "Sellout" (Columbia);



Ragan Whiteside, "Five On Top"



Wild Feathers, "Medium Rarities" (self-released);



Wolf Saga, "Wolf Saga" (self-released)



From The Vaults:



Dave Alvin, "From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings" (Yep Roc);



Mary J. Blige, "My Life" (Republic/UMe);



David Bowie, "Brilliant Live Adventures Part 2: No Trendy Rechauffe (Live in Birmingham 95)"



BRKN LOVE, "BRKN LOVE (Deluxe Edition" (Spinefarm);



The Catholic Girls, "Rock N' Roll School For Girls" (JSP);



Focus, "50 Years Anthology, 1970-1976" (Red Bullet);



Gucci Maine, "Trap God Classics: I Am My Only Competition" (GUWOP/Atlantic);



Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Live in Maui" (Experience Hendrix/Legacy);



Jewel, "Pieces of You (25th Anniversary Edition)" (Craft/Concord);



Tom Jones, "The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection" (Decca/UMC);



Lady A, "Ocean (Deluxe Edition)" (BMLG);



The Last, "Look Again" (House Arrest/Fat Possum);



Tim McGraw, "McGraw Machine Hits 2013-2019" (Big Machine);



Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown, "The Trumpet of the Swan: 10th Anniversary Edition" (PS Classics);



Pain of Salvation, "The Perfect Element, Pt. 1 (Anniversary Mix 2020)" (InsideOutMusic);



Pink Floyd, "Delicate Sound of Thunder" (Columbia/Legacy);



Porcupine Tree, "The Delirium Years 1991-1997" (Transmission);



Elvis Presley, "From Elvis in Nashville" (RCA/Legacy);



Chris Rea, "Era 1 (A's, B's & Rarities 1978-1984" (Rhino/Warner);



Aaron Taos, "Birthday Boy (Party Favors)" (self-released);



Various Artists, "Southeast of Saturn: Michigan Shoe Gaze, Dream Pop, Space Rock" (Third Man);



Jerry Jeff Walker, "Mr. Bojangles: The Atco/Elektra Years" (Morello/Cherry Red);



Summer Walker, "Over It (Complete Set)" (LVRN/Interscope);



Amy Winehouse, "12x7: The Singles Collection" (Island/UMe);



Young The Giant, "Young The Giant (10th Anniversary Edition)" (Roadrunner)



New Holiday Albums:



Jamie Cullum, "The Pianoman at Christmas" (Blue Note);



Dallas String quartet, "The Christmas Album" (self-released)



LVRN, "Home For the Holidays" (LVRN/Interscope);



Anne Murray, "The Ultimate Christmas Collection" (Capitol/UMe);



PJ Morton, "Christmas with PJ Morton (Deluxe Edition)" (Morton/Empire);



Shaggy, "Christmas in the Islands" (BMG);



Sweet Lizzy Project, "And So This is Christmas" (Mondo Mundo/Thirty Tigers);



Maggie Szabo, "Come Celebrate Christmas" (self-released);



Various Artists, "If the Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album" (Broadway);



Soundtracks:



"The Prince of Egypt (Original Cast Recording)" (Ghostlight);



New Home Video:



"Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix in Maui" (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)

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