We check out what Rolling Stone says about some new releases:
Sia — This Is Acting (3 stars) On her seventh LP, Sia reclaims songs that Adele, Rihanna and others turned down.
Prince — HitnRun Phase (3 1/2 stars) Slinky sex grooves, plus a tribute to Freddie Gray: Prince is back in top form.
Happy Traum — Just For The Love Of It (4 stars) Woodstock folkie celebrates tradition in beautiful style.
Megadeth — Dystopia (3 1/2 stars) Thrash-metal gods get wicked paranoid, Trump-style.
Hank Williams Jr. — It’s About Time (2 stars) Country vet rocks out, waves guns around, incites snoozes.
Panic! at the Disco — Death of a Bachelor. (3 stars) Emo dudes channel Sinatra (really!) with non-awful results.
Shearwater — Jet Plane and Oxbow (3 1/2 stars) Austin band focuses in on violence and fear, finds their tightest songs in years.
Ty Segall — Emotional Mugger (3 1/2 stars) San Francisco garage hero puts some gnarl in his glam, rocks out fantasticly.