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New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Smith, Soilwork, James Booker, Halestorm

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Smith, Soilwork, James Booker, Halestorm

Paul McCartney is sounding as Paul McCartney as ever, making for an infectious return to rock after years away. Lonnie Smith is also tracing his own roots, only in this case it’s soul-lifting organ jazz.

New Music Monday: Alex Chilton, Marc Cary, Dire Straits, Randy Brecker, Badfinger, William Shatner

New Music Monday: Alex Chilton, Marc Cary, Dire Straits, Randy Brecker, Badfinger, William Shatner

An intimate moment with Alex Chilton provides incredible new musical insights into his off-beat genius, while Marc Cary takes his keyboard into a series of new intriguing directions.

New Music Monday: Dave Stewart, Martin Barre, Alice Cooper, Rush, Tim Berne, Nirvana, Metallica, Soulfly

New Music Monday: Dave Stewart, Martin Barre, Alice Cooper, Rush, Tim Berne, Nirvana, Metallica, Soulfly

Dave Stewart continues to absorb Americana and roots influences into his work, with terrific results — while Martin Barre sticks his toe in the warm waters of a post-Jethro Tull solo career.

New Music Monday: Elton John, Gov’t Mule, Sting, Matthew Shipp, Allen Toussaint, Yoko Ono

New Music Monday: Elton John, Gov’t Mule, Sting, Matthew Shipp, Allen Toussaint, Yoko Ono

Elton John has returned with an elegiac Tumbleweed Connection-era style triumph, while Gov’t Mule, Sammy Hagar and Willie Nelson are joined by a series of famous friends. Sting, meanwhile, disappoints.

New Music Monday: Levin Minnemann Rudress, Ahmad Jamal, Mark Knopfler, Trombone Shorty

New Music Monday: Levin Minnemann Rudress, Ahmad Jamal, Mark Knopfler, Trombone Shorty

A meeting of the minds combining members of King Crimson, Dream Theater and Steven Wilson’s band tops this New Music Monday slate. Meanwhile, Mark Knopfler’s celebrated Privateering finally sees U.S. release.

New Music Monday: Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Mike Keneally, The Rides, Sly and the Family Stone

New Music Monday: Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Mike Keneally, The Rides, Sly and the Family Stone

Massive box sets devoted to the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Sly and the Family Stone took us on wildly disparate musical journeys this week. Then, there was Stephen Stills’ blues-rocking new trio, the Rides.

New Music Monday: Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Coltrane, Dio, Will Lee, Soil, Graham Parker, Anthrax

New Music Monday: Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Coltrane, Dio, Will Lee, Soil, Graham Parker, Anthrax

The Tedeschi Trucks Band returns with another reliably great offering, while long-awaited fresh concert recordings from Graham Parker illustrate both his lasting affinity for snark — and a newfound depth of emotion.

New Music Monday: Jeff Golub, Harry Nilsson, Blackfoot, Tommy Bolin, Mickey Hart, Muddy Waters

New Music Monday: Jeff Golub, Harry Nilsson, Blackfoot, Tommy Bolin, Mickey Hart, Muddy Waters

Jeff Golub, despite a health scare, has returned with a fun-focused soul-jazz effort — underscoring once again why he’s been a first-call sideman for decades: He’s the consummate professional, whatever the obstacles.

New Music Monday: Buddy Guy, Yes’ Peter Banks, Dumpstaphunk, Five Finger Death Punch, Alan Parsons

New Music Monday: Buddy Guy, Yes’ Peter Banks, Dumpstaphunk, Five Finger Death Punch, Alan Parsons

This week brings more last recordings from the late Peter Banks, as the original Yes guitarist joins an all-star cast in tribute to Steve Miller, and some funky cool goodness from Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.

New Music Monday: Etienne Charles, Otis Redding, Bill Evans, Bobby Whitlock, Smashing Pumpkins

New Music Monday: Etienne Charles, Otis Redding, Bill Evans, Bobby Whitlock, Smashing Pumpkins

Etienne Charles takes jazz to the Caribbean, while Bobby Whitlock takes us back to his seminal role in Eric Clapton’s triumphal Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.