Nick Jonas hopes this year is less ‘Complicated’

Nick Jonas, ‘Last Year Was Complicated’
Nick Jonas, ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ Universal

New album releases this coming week include a Nick Jonas solo album, the return of Garbage and a celebration of Joan Baez’s 75th birthday.

Nick Jonas, Last Year Was Complicated. Jonas Bro’s third solo album.

Fitz & the Tantrums, Fitz & the Tantrums.

Garbage, Strange Little Birds.

Band of Horses, Why Are You OK.

Van Morrison, It’s Too Late to Stop Now, Vols II, III & IV. Three-disc live package of early ’70s concerts from The Troubadour, Santa Monica Civic Center and The Rainbow.

The Strokes, Future Present Past (EP).

Joan Baez ‘75th Birthday Celebration’ Razor & Tie

Joan Baez, 75th Birthday Celebration. Beacon Theatre concert on two CDs, recently aired on PBS. Includes duets with Jackson Browne, Indigo Girls, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris.

The Kinks, Everybody’s in Show-Biz: Legacy Edition. The double 1972 album is remastered with an added disc of studio outtakes and live material.

Adam & The Ants, Kings of the Wold Frontier. Remaster of 1980 album, with added B-sides, demos, rough cuts and live rarities.

Jon Bellion, The Human Condition.

Leslie Odom Jr., Leslie Odom Jr.

Frankie Ballard, El Rio.

Soundtrack, Me Before You. Includes Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and X Ambassadors.

Drew Baldridge, Dirt On Us.

Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town.

Tom Odell, Wrong Crowd.

Nakho and Medicine for the People, Hoka.

Vybz Kartel, King of the Dancehall.

Rival Sons, Hollow Bones.

The Temper Trap, Thick as Thieves.

Kaleo, A/B.

Chrisette Michele, Milestone.

Colvin & Earl, Colvin & Earl.

William Bell, This Is Where I Live.

Various, Now That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 9. Maybe a better title would be Then since two-year-old tracks from Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town appear here. Bentley and LBT are currently working new songs. Bentley’s current Black, for instance, is quite good.

Little Big Town, Wanderlust. Four songs from the harmony group’s Pharrell Williams collaboration are on sale now digitally with the remaining four tracks going on sale June 10.

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