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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Flogging Molly, Roger Waters, Bob Seger, U2 and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Album of the Week: Flogging Molly, “Life Is Good” (Vanguard): The sixth studio album from the Detroit-Ireland Celtic rock troupe is also its first in six years, not quite as socio-political as 2011’s Detroit-inspired “Speed Of Darkness” but still filled with potent, life-affirming anthems from Dave King, Bridget Regan and company.

Album Title of the Week: K. Fly, “Every Where Is Some Where” (Interscope);

New & Noteworthy: All Time Low, “Last Young Renegade” (Fueled By Ramen); alt-J, “Relaxer” (Canvasback/Atlantic); Dan Auerbach, “Waiting On A Song” (Nonesuch); Bleachers, “Gone Now” (RCA); Dispatch, “America, Location 12” (Bomber); Halsey, “Hopeless Foundation Kingdom” (Astralwerks); North Mississippi Allstars, “Prayer For Peace” (Legacy); Bob Seger, “Greatest Hits” and “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” (Capitol/UMe) vinyl reissues; U2, “The Joshua Tree: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (Island/UMe); Roger Waters, “Is This the Life We Really Want?” (Columbia)

Also Out: Adrenaline Mob, “We Are The People” (Century Media); Dua Lipa, “Dua Lipa” (Warner Bros.); Beach Fossils, “Somersault” (Bayonet); Benjamin Booker, “Witness” (ATO); Chastity Belt, “I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone” (Hardly Art); Luke Combes, “This One’s For You” (River House/Columbia Nashville); Larry Coryell’s 11th House, “Seven Secrets” (Savoy Jazz); Lila Downs, “Salon Lagrimas y Deseo” (Sony U.S. Latin); Doyle, “Doyle II: As We Die” (EMP); Eighteen Visions, “XVIII” (Rise); The Ferrymen, “The Ferrymen” (Frontiers); Jorn, “Life On Death Road” (Frontiers); King Crimson, “Heroes: Live in Europe 2016” (DGM); Miss May I, “Shadows Inside” (Sharptone); Mutoid Man, “War Moans” (Sargent House); Alan Parks & Ben Street & Billy Hart, “Find The Way” (ECM); Primal Fear, “Angels Of Mercy -- Live In Germany” (Frontiers); Saint Etienne, “Home Counties” (Heavenly); Secret Sphere, “The Nature Of Time” (Frontiers); Unleash The Archers, “Apex” (Napalm); Vallenfyre, “Fear Those Who Fear Him” (Century Media); Wheeler Walker Jr., “Ol’ Wheeler” (Pepper Hill); Wednesday 13, “Condolences” (Nuclear Blast);

From The Vaults: Grateful Dead, “Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6/9/76” (Real Gone); Jesse Ed Davis, “Red Dirt Boogie: The Atco Recordings 1970-1972” (Real Gone); Engelbert Humperdinck, “Engelbert Humperdinck 50” (Decca); King Crimson, “Heroes: Live in Europe 2016” (DGM); Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, “Full Moon (Expanded Edition)” (Real Gone); Robert Lamm, “Time to Chill: A Retrospective” (Omnivore); Bob Marley, “Exodus 40” (Island/UMe); The Who, Live at the Isle of Wight 2004” (Eagle Vision)

Souundtracks: “Galavant: The Complete Collection” (Hollywood); “Wonder Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (WaterTower Music)

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