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New CD Releases, June 17: Coldplay, Rihanna, Judas Priest
Coldplay “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”
The mega-popular UK band finally returns with its fourth studio album, “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.” The disc–perhaps the year’s most highly anticipated rock record–follows 2005’s tremendously successful “X&Y,” which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date.
“Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” was produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. Its first single is the track “Violet Hill,” which already is a hit on modern rock radio.
Coldplay will support the new album with a major North American tour, which kicks off next month and is currently scheduled to run through November.
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Rihanna “Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded”
This limited-edition CD/DVD upgrade to Rihanna’s recent chart-topping album features three bonus tracks as well as behind-the-scenes footage with the star. The three new songs are “Disturbia,” a cover version of Maroon 5’s “If I Never See Your Face Again” (which features Maroon 5) and “Take a Bow,” which recently topped Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.
The CD also features all the songs that fans have come to love off the original “Good Girls Gone Bad,” including, of course, the mega-hit “Umbrella.” In other news, Rihanna recently finished up her stint as the main support on Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Tour, the blockbuster trek that also offered up sets by Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D.
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Judas Priest “Nostradamus”
These metal-music titans are back with a follow-up to 2005’s “Angel of Retribution.” “Nostradamus” is a highly ambitious affair–a double-disc concept album that tells the tale of the world-famous 16th Century French prophet.
Priest will support “Nostradamus” as part of the Metal Masters Tour. The 15-date trek–which should help fill the head-banging void left by the Ozzfest tour’s transformation this year to a one-off event–will also feature Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament, and is scheduled to begin Aug. 6 in Camden, NJ.
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The Offspring “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace”
The O.C. pop-punk troupe is ready to drop its eighth studio album. “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” comes after a four-and-half year recording hiatus; the band’s previous disc was 2003’s “Splinter.”
“Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult). The new album’s first single, “Hammerhead,” is already a hit on modern rock radio.
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Wolf Parade “At Mount Zoomer”
The acclaimed indie-rock act is set to follow 2005’s “Apologies to the Queen Mary.” Singer/keyboardist Spencer Krug and guitarist Dan Boeckner handled the bulk of the songwriting duties on “At Mount Zoomer.” The Canadian band will support the new album with a headlining tour that kicks off July 7 in Pontiac, MI.
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More new releases:
Chicago, “Stone of Sisyphus (XXXII)” (Rhino)
Kathy Griffin, “For Your Consideration” (Red Ink)
Mick Hucknall, “Tribute to Bobby” (Rhino)
ChantÈ Moore, “Love the Woman” (Peak)
The Notwist, “The Devil, You + Me” (Domino)
Katy Perry, “One of the Boys” (Capitol)
The Pogues, “Just Look Them Straight in the Eye and Say…Pogue Mahone” (Warner Bros.)
Diana Ross, “Everything is Everything” (Hip-O)
Silver Jews, “Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea” (Drag City)
Teddy Thompson, “A Piece of What You Need” (Verve Forecast)
Dan Tyminski, “Wheels” (Rounder)
Julieta Venegas, “MTV Unplugged” (Sony)
Dennis Wilson, “Pacific Ocean Blue–Legacy Edition” (Sony Legacy)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Camp Rock” (Disney)