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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Eagles, Bjork, Dirty Heads, Noel Gallagher and more...
 

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

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Album of the Week: A classic is remembered with Eagles' "Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Edition" (Elektra/Rhino), combining the original album with highlights from an October 1976 concert at the Los Angeles Forum that featured early performances of "New Kid In Town" and "Hotel California" along with the hits.

Album Title of the Week: Jon Z, "JonTrapVolta" (Chosen Few)

New & Noteworthy: Bjork, "Utopia" (One Little Indian); Dirty Heads, "Swim Team" (Five Seven Music); Englebert Humperdinck, "The Man I Want To Be" (MRI); Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Who Built The Moon?" (Caroline); Luis Miguel, "Mexico Por Siempre!" (Warner Music Latina); Yes, "Topographic Drama -- Live Across America" (Rhino);

Also Out: Aetherian, "The Unwanted Wilderness" (Lifeforce); Eric Alexander, "Song Of No Regrets" (HighNote); Emily Arrow, "Wintertime Singalong" (self-released); Justin Furstenfeld, "Open Book Winter Album" (Up Down); Sara Groves, "Abide With Me" (Fair Trade Services); Hopsin, "No Shame" (300 Entertainment); Jason Molina, "The Black Sabbath Covers" (Secretly Canadian); New Fumes, "Teeming 2" (Rad Cult); Oddisee, "The Iceberg" (Mello Music); Houston Pedrson, "Rain Or Shine" (HighNote); Poppy, "Poppy.Computer" (Mad Decent); Taake, "Kong Vinter" (Karisma); Threat Signal, "Disconnect" (Agonia);

From The Vaults: Chris Bell, "The Complete Chris Bell" (Omnivore); Bring Me The Horizon, "2004-2013" (Epitaph); Dimebag Darrell, "Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over" (Metal Blade); INXS, "Kick (30th Anniversary Edition)" (Atlantic/Rhino); Jake Owen, "Greatest Hits" (Warner Music Nashville); Ramones, "Rocked To Russia: 40th Anniversary Edition" (Sire/Rhino); Scorpions, "Born To Tough Your Feelings: Best of Rock Ballads" (Sony Legacy); Various Artists, "The Soul Of Baltimore: The Ru-Jack Records Story" (Omnivore); Weird Al Yankovic, "Squeeze Box: The Complete Works..." (Sony Legacy);

Holiday Albums: Patti LaBelle, "Home For The Holidays With Friends" (GPE); The Mavericks, "Christmas Time Is Coming 'Round Again" (Mono Mundo); Elvis Presley, "Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" (RCA/Legacy)

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