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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: David Bowie, Future, Little Big Town, the Stooges and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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

David Bowie, "No Plan" EP (Columbia): The late icon's final recordings are brought out on their own after first appearing on the "Lazarus" soundtrack album.

Celtic Thunder, "Emmet Cahill's Ireland" (SMG): "Danny Boy," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and more from the Emerald Isle troupe's tenor. Happy St. Pat's everyone.

The Feelies, "In Between" (Bar/None): the celebrated avant pop troupe gets back to business on its first new studio album in more than six years.

Lupe Fiasco, "DROGAS Light" (1st and 15th): The Chicago rapper launches a new trilogy, with help from guests such as Rick Ross, Ty Dolla Sign, Eric Turner and more.

"Gimme Danger: Music From The Motion Picture," Various Artists (Rhino): Plenty of rare Stooges and pre-Stooges Iggy Pop tracks populate this companion to Jim Jarmusch's killer documentary.

Little Big Town, "The Breaker" (Liberty/Capitol Nashville): The country quartet returns to its tried and true sound after last year's "Wanderlust" pop dalliance with Pharrell Williams.

Prince Royce, "Five" (Sony U.S. Latin): The New York singer again mixes English and Spanish song, along with guest appearances by Shakira, Arturo Sandoval, Chris Browne and others.

Wesley Stace, "Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding" (Yep Roc): The man also known as John Wesley Harding teams with the Jayhawks for his second album released under his real name.

Also Out: All Them Witches, "Sleeping Through The War" (New West); Armored Saint, "Carpe Noctum" (Metal Blade); Asia, "Symfonia -- Life In Bulgaria" (Frontiers); Andrew Bird, "The Mysterious Production Of Eggs" (Wegawam); Born Of Osiris, "The Eternal Reign" (Sumerian); Rick Braun, "Around The Horn" (Shanachie); Brian Jonestown Massacre, "Don't Get Lost" (A); Crystal Fairy, "Crystal Fairy" (Ipecac); Dirty Projectors, "Dirty Projectors" (Domino); Beth Garner, "Snake Farm" (The Music of Nashville); Josh Hyde, "The Night" (self-released); Immolation, "Atonement" (Nuclear Blast); Jose James, "Love In The Time Of Madness" (Blue Note); King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, "Flying Microtonal Banana" (self-released); King Woman, "Created In The Image Of Suffering" (Relapse); Los Campesinos!, "Sick Scenes" (Wichita); Carmen Lundy, "Code Noir" (self-released); Curtis McMurtry, "The Hornet`s Nest" (self-released); The Mute Gods, "Tardigrades Will Fall to Earth" (Inside Out); Old 97's, "Graveyard Whistling" (ATO); Phil Perry, "Breathless" (Shanachie); Place Vendome, "Close To The Sun" (Frontiers); Power Trip, "Nightmare Logic" (Southern Lord); "Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Beyonce" (Rockabye Baby); Sanctuary, "Inception" (Century Media); Shinyribs, "I Got Your Medicine" (Mustard Lid); Six Feet Under, "Torment" (Metal Blade); Southern Avenue, "Southern Avenue" (Stax); Striker, "Striker" (self-released); Sun Kil Moon, "Common As Light..." (Caldo Verde); Tokyo Motor Fist, "Tokyo Motor Fist" (Frontiers); Thundercat, "Drunk" (Brainfeeder); Leif Vollebekk`s, "Twin Solitude" (Secret City); Aaron Watson, "Vaquero" (Big Label)

From The Vaults: Herb Alpert, "Blow Your Own Horn" (HAP); Harry Belafonte, "The Legacy Of Harry Belafonte: When Colors Come Together" (Legacy); Circa Survive, "On Letting Go: Deluxe Ten Year Edition" (Equal Vision); Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, "Greatest Licks -- I Feel Like Singin'" (Surfdog); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, "Fishin` In The Dark: The Best Of..." (Rhino); Roy Oribison, "Black & White Night 30" (Roy's Boys/Legacy)

Soundtracks: "Dean Evan Hansen: Original Broadway Cast" (Atlantic); "The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture" (Atlantic)



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