Friday New Releases – January 17, 2020

It’s a pretty slow start to the year, nothing for me last week and only one for me this week (highlighted in Blue).  However, that is normally the case for the first couple weeks of January. It will pick up soon, I promise.  Hopefully there will be something for you in this list and if not, there will be something soon enough, I promise.  The good news is it frees my up to keep chugging along on the Gene Simmon’s The Vault 15 part review and the David Coverdale Series…check them both out.  How’s that for a shameless plug?

  • 91J71+Iz4kL._SX522_.jpg  Sons of Apollo – MMXX – (InsideOutMusic):  I am so happy to see Sons of Apollo bringing us their second studio album, but third album overall.  I thought this might be a one and done kind of thing, but thankfully nope.  The band has one of my favorite singers, Jeff Scott Soto as well as some guys you might have heard of by the names of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and some no name guitarist that goes by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.  Just a little band full of nobodies…huh, yeah right.  It don’t get much better than this lineup!!  A super group for dang sure. Check them out.

  • A1ZY0GJHrCL._SX522_  G. Love & Special Sauce – The Juice – (Philadelphonic Records / Thirty Tigers)
  • 71k-hlXAyFL._SS500_  British Lion – The Burning – (Explorer1 Music)
  • 71990GnQiwL._AC_UL115_  Magnum – The Serpent Rings – (Steamhammer)
  • 919n7zPbmrL._AC_UL115_  Little Big Town – Nightfall – (Craft Recordings)
  • A1EzbNkAnlL._SS500_  Dustin Lynch – Tullahoma – (Broken Bow Records)
  • A1X39UIXU+L._SX522_.jpg  Halsey – Manic – (Capitol Records)
  • 81AR1eEs6HL._SS500_  Of Montreal – UR Fun – (Polyvinyl Records)
  • 71lWuBqqsZL._AC_UL115_  John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan & Zakir Hussain – Is That So? – (Abstract Logix)
  • 719VOLhACML._SS500_  Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – (Mmm…Records)
  • 91CoOjAVLKL._SS500_  Anti-Flag – 20/20 Vision – (Spinefarm Records)
  • 9185Ux4LWKL._SX522_  …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – X: The Godless Void and Other Stories – (Dine Alone Music)

31 thoughts on “Friday New Releases – January 17, 2020

  1. I saw British Lion last year, mostly to see Steve Harris and I’m sure everyone there was in the same boat. Coney Hatch opened and they were good. British Lion was pretty awful. They toured a 6 year old album and didn’t even have any copies for sale.
    Maybe their studio album is ok, but who knows. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    I am curious about Sons of Apollo & Magnum. Also there are new ones from Bonded, Mark Morton, Bliss Soundtrack- Steve Moore, Victorius.

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    1. Thanks for the adds, I missed a few. There was a also a surprise Eminem album that no one knew about just in case you were interested!! The British Lion one I might try. I can’t seem to get in to Sons of Apollo. I love Jeff Scott Soto so I want to like it, but not doing anything for me.

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  2. I’m interested in the Of Montreal album… might check out Trail of the Dead too. That said, I’m not too enthusiastic about them. New Mythic Sunship release out today… Changing Shapes… a live one from Roadburn (only 500 copies, so proper limited too).

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  3. Thank you for this great post! I loved reading it! I have recently published a weekly music roundup on my blog, featuring some album reviews, including one on Halsey, and a feature article. If you have time, it would be great if you could check out my post and let me know your thoughts! Thanks 🙂

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