The Friday Refrain: A bit of what's new in music...

Ahoy mateys! Avast it is Friday! Well, it's gorgeous here, the sun is shining, birds chirping, cars zooming by, So I'll make it short and sweet.

The big ones: pop legend Madonna, Rebel Heart; pop country star Luke Bryan, Spring Break... Checkin' Out; hip hop dude Action Bronson, Mr. Wonderful; "You Go To My Head," a single from jazz singer Cassandra Wilson's upcoming album;

The List.

Things I Liked (for various reasons I may or may not divulge)

Unlike Pluto, Palace

Sasha Siem, Most of the Boys

Pafko, Legend is Back

Mikal Cronin, ii) Gold

Monster High, Party Like A Monster

Aero Flynn, Aero Flynn

Will Butler, Policy

Things I'm giving a further listen

Harms Way, Rust

Never Young, Never Young

No Spill Blood, Heavy Electricity

Tremblay, Porcelaine

Lightouts, More Than Ever

Evans the Death, Expect Delays

But admittedly I didn't get far into the list this week. Almost halfway but not quite. Anyhoo, I told you, short and sweet. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Listening!