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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: A Day To Remember, "Roadies," Styx and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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This week's new and noteworthy releases include...

A Day To Remember, "Bad Vibrations" (ADTR): The Florida heavy rock troupe recorded its sixth studio album at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colo., culling the 11 tracks from more than 40 it wrote in advance of the sessions.

Chatam County Line, "Autumn" (Yep Roc): The North Carolina acoustic troupe's seventh album features 11 original songs produced by frontman and chief songwriter Dave Wilson.

Justin Hayward, "All The Way" (Eagle Rock): A compilation of the Moody Blues guitarist's solo work sports one brand new song, "The Wind Of Heaven."

Angel Olsen, "My Woman" (Jagjaguwar): The indie folk singer-songwriter from St. Louis goes for a fuller, more muscular sound on her third full-length release.

Styx, "Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas" (Eagle Rock): The veteran rockers caught in concert during 2014, with former Eagles member Don Felder making a guest appearance for "Blue Collar Man (Long NIghts)."

Various Artists, "Roadies: Music From The Original Showtime Series" (Republic): Nothing from the Staten House Band, but plenty of live material from Lindsey Buckingham, John Mellencamp, Lucious, Eddie Vedder and others who popped up on the show's first season.

Also Out: Backtrack Blues Band, "Way Back Home" (New Harpo); Till Bronner, "The Good Life" (Okeh); Dennis Jay, "Western and Country" (self-released); MarchFourth, "Magic Number" (self-released); Johnny Nicholas, "Fresh Air" (self-released); Sky & Ross, "Sky & Ross" (Fly Agaric); 2Ton Bridge, "2Ton Bridge" (Monkee Room Music)

From The Vaults: Freddie Mercury, "Messenger of the Gods: The Singles" (Hollywood)

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