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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: The xx, Flaming Lips, Dennis Coffey, Band of Heathens and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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

The Band of Heathens, "Duende" (BOH): The fifth album from the high-octane Austin, Texas roots rock quartet.

Jake Clemons, "Fear & Love" (BMG Soundstage): Another, more high-profile solo outing by the multi-instrumentalist who's replaced his uncle, Clarence Clemons, in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

Dennis Coffey, "Hot Coffey In The D: Burnin' At Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge" (Omivore): A vintage live set that captures the onetime Motown Funk Brother and friends stretching out in 1968.

Flaming Lips, "Oczy Mlody" (Warner Bros.): The experimental Oklahoma group's 14th studio album continues its relationship with Miley Cyrus on the closing track, "We A Family."

Sxip Shirey, "A Bottle Of Whiskey And A Handful Of Bees" (Via): The latest adventure by the inventive Brooklyn producer and songwriter includes collaborations with vocalist Rhiannon Giddens and Xavier.

Dale Watson and Ray Benson, "Dale & Ray" (Mailboat): An apt and long overdue pairing of Texas veterans who have spent their share of time swingin' and honky tonkin' throughout the world.

The xx, "I See You" (Young Turks): The dreamy British trio's third album is fuller, more expansive and eve more "up" than its two predecessors.

Hanz Zimmer, "The Classics" (Sony Mastworks): The leading film composer puts together a best-of featuring his works for "Pirates Of the Caribbean, "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception" and more.

Also Out: Accept, "Restless And Live" (Nuclear Blast America); Black Anvil, "As Was" (Relapse); Beyond the Black, "Lost In Forever" (UDR); Bonobo, "Migration" (Ninja Tune); Brian Jonestown Massacre, "Groove Is In The Heart" (A Recordings); Cavern Of Anti-Matter, "Blood Drums" (Duophonic); Tom Chaplin, "The Wave" (Arts and Crafts); Chavez, "Cockfighters EP" (Matador); Code Orange, "Forever" (Roadrunner); Colony House, "Only The Lonely" (RCA); Convictions, "I Will Become" (InVogue); Cyclone Temple, "I Hate Therefore I Am" (Divebomb); Natalie Dessay, "Pictures Of America" (Sony Naxos); The Drip, "The Haunting Fear of Inevitability" (Relapse); Flaming Lips, "Oczy Mlody" (Warner Bros.); Renee Fleming, "Distant Light" (Decca); Roger Street Friedman, "Shoot The Moon" (Playroom); Danny Gokey, "Rise" (BMG); Grave Digger, "Healed By Metal" (Napalm); Natalie Hemby, "Puxico" (GetWrucke); The Infamous Stringdusters, "Laws Of Gravity" (Compass); John Abercrombie Quartet, "Up And Coming" (ECM); London Symphony Orchestra, "Final Symphony" (Laced); Madness, "Can't Touch us Now" (UMe); Meebius, "Musik For Metropolis" (Bureau B); Cary Morin, "Cradle To The Grave" (self-released); One OK Rock, "Ambitions" (Fueled By Ramen/WEA); Pain Of Salvation, "In The Passing Light Of Day" (Inside Out); Run The Jewels, "Run The Jewels 3" (self-released); Sepultura, "Machine Messiah" (Nuclear Blast America); Social Club (Misfits), "The Misadventures Of Fern & Marty" (self-released); SOHN, "Rennen" (4AD); Susto, "Hard Drugs" (Missing Piece/Caroline); Louden Swain, "No Time Like The Present" (3 Car Wreckords); Rick Wakeman, "Piano Portraits" (UMe); Woven In Hiatus, "Anatomical Heart" (InVogue)

From The Vaults: Buzzoven, "Violent Hits" (Rusty Knuckles); The Cars, "Vanishing Point" (FM Concert); Chemical Brothers, "Dig Your Own Hole," "Exit Planet Dust," "Surrender," "Further," "Come With Us" (Astralwerks); Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "Across The Borderline" (Sonic Boom); Eagles, "Lives Of Outlaw Men" (Iconography); England Dan & John Ford Coley, "The Very Best Of..." (Varese Sarabande); Grateful Dead, "San Francisco 1976" (Leftfield Media); Sammy Hagar, "Live From Motor City" (FM Concert); Keith Jarrett, "Solo Performance New York 75" (Hi Hat); Gerry Rafferty, "The Very Best of Gerry Rafferty" (Varese Sarabande); Todd Rundgren, "Warped" (ABC Entertainment)

Soundtracks: "Fences: Music From The Motion Picture" (Sony Classical); "20th Century Women: Music From The Motion Picture" (Rhino)



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