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Published on July 24th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: July 24, 2021



“Live from Lafayette,” Rumer – Sept. 17

“Diana: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording),” various artists – Sept. 24

“Five Legged Dog,” Melvins – Oct. 15

“Queens of the Summer Hotel,” Aimee Mann – Nov. 5

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“The Definitive Singles 1980-1987,” Sheena Easton – Sept. 17

“Mnemosynean,” Katatonia – Oct. 1

“The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021),” James Blunt – Nov. 19

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU,” The Kid LAROI (guests: Justin Bieber, the late Juice WRLD, Machine Gun Kelly, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Lil Durk, G Herbo, Polo G, Stunna Gambino, Mustard, etc.; Grade A / Columbia)

“Meet You There,” Walk Off the Earth (guests: Lukas Graham, gnash; See here; Golden Carrot / The Orchard)

“Cosmic Fringes (Remixes),” Paul Weller (a 12-minute remix by Pet Shop Boys and one by Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes; Polydor)

“The Roses,” Ava Earl (producer: JT Nero; new single: “The Roses”; Hear here; Ava Earl)

“Gospel Songs By Lee Hawkins, Volume One,” Lee Hawkins (12-song compilation; Lee Hawkins)

“Leo // Lib // Bull,” M A N E (five-song EP; Literal Gold)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

the lakes (original version), Taylor Swift
INDUSTRY BABY, Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
Coloratura, Coldplay
If I Didn’t Love You, Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
Don’t Go Yet, Camila Cabello
Phoenix, Big Red Machine feat. Fleet Foxes & Anaïs Mitchell
The Ice Bridge, Yes
Call Me, Logic
HONEST, Jeremy Zucker
I Can See the Future, Tinashe
Break Like You Do, Chris Young
Downtown, Jake Bugg
New Truck, Dylan Scott
Know My Way Around, Lily Rose
Say Yes, MxPx feat. Rivals
Sandmine, (hed) P.E.
Bitter Sweet, okNoah
We Ride, Tim Bell & April Bell
Reassemble, Sampology feat. James Chatburn


Barbara Jean Love [The Friends of Distinction] (80)
Lynval Golding [The Specials] (70)
Larry Gott [James] (64)
Pam Tillis (64)
Paul Geary [Extreme] (60)
Kristin Chenoweth (53)
Jennifer Lopez (52)
Ladybug Mecca [Digable Planets] (47)
Jerrod Neimann (42)
Jay McGuiness [The Wanted] (31)

Getting caught up:

July 23 Birthdays: David Essex (74), John Hall (73), Blair Thornton (71), Martin Gore (60), Yuval Gabay [Soul Coughing] (58), Slash (56), Sam Watters [Color Me Badd] (51), Dalvin DeGrate [Jodeci] (50), Alison Krauss (50), Chad Gracey [Live] (50), Shannon Brown (48), Michelle Williams (41), Neil Perry [The Band Perry] (31), Danielle Bradbery (25)


Marni Nixon (1930-2016)

Larry Hoppen [Orleans] (1951-2012)

Dan Peek (1950-2011)


“Celebrity,” *NSYNC (their fourth and final album debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and sold more than 1.8 million copies in its first week; featuring “Pop,” “Gone” and “Girlfriend”; producers: BT, JC Chasez, Rodney Jerkins, Roy “Royalty” Hamilton, Kristian Lundin, Brian McKnight, The Neptunes, PAJAM, Rami Yacoub, Riprock ‘n’ Alex G, Wade J. Robson, Jake Schulze, Justin Timberlake, Robin Wiley; Jive / RCA)


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