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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: "Graceland" Remixes, Ghost, Roger Daltrey and more...
 

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

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Checking out this week’s new music releases...

• Album of the Week: Arguably Paul Simon’s greatest work gets a new coat of sonic paint with “Graceland: The Remixes” (Legacy/SME), featuring reimaginations of the tracks by the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, Photek, Thievery Corporation and others.

• Album Title of the Week: Nick Bluhm, “To Rise You Gotta Fall” (Compass);

• New & Noteworthy: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, “Downey To Lubbock” (Yep Rock); Neko Case, “Hell-on” (Anti-/Epitaph); Roger Daltrey, “As Long as I Have You” (Republic); Lamont Dozier, “Reimagination” (GoldenVoice); Father John Misty, “God’s Favorite Customer” (Sub Pop); Ghost, “Prequelle” (Loma Vista); Marcus Miller, “Laid Black” (Blue Note); Damien Rice, “O” (Rhino/Warner Bros.); Tower of Power, “Soul Side of Town” (Mack Ave.); Various Artists, “The Royal Wedding -- The Official Album” (Decca); Kanye West, “Ye” (self-released).

• Also Out: Alien Weaponry, “Tu” (Napalm); American Aquarium, “Things Change” (New West); Brian Jonestown Massacre, “Something Else” (A. Records); Mariel Buckley, “Driving In The Dark” (Factor);Phil Cook, “People Are My Drug” (Southland Sounds); Will Dailey, “Golden Wailer” (self-released); Eddie Daniels, “Heart Of Brazil” (Resonance); Fatoumata Diawara, “Fenfo” (Shanachie); Sutton Foster, “Take Me To The World” (Ghostlight); Kara Grainger, “Living With Your Ghost” (Station House); Gruesome, “Twisted Prayers” (Relapse); Hard Blue Space with Kid Memphis, “Little Boys Blue (VizzTone); Clay Harper, “bleak beauty” (Terminus); Stephen Hough, “Stephen Hough’s Dream Album” (Hyperion); Ben Howard, “Noonday Dream” (Republic); Kataklysm, “Meditations” (Nuclear Blast); Jessie Kilguss, “The Fastness” (self-released); Lump, “Lump” (Dead Oceans); Audra McDonald and the New York Philharmonic, “Sing Happy” (Decca Gold); Tami Nelson, “SASSAFRAS!” (Outside); Nervosa, “Downfall Of Mankind” (Napalm); Natalie Prass, “The Future And The Past” (ATO); Oneohtrix Point Never, “Age Of” (Warp); Michael Ray, “AMOS” (Warner Music Nashville); Deb Ryder, “Enjoy The Ride” (VizzTone); Damien Rice, “O” (Rhino/Warner Bros.); The Sea The Sea, “From The Light” (self-released); Subsignal, “La Muerta” (Gentle Art of Music); Victoria, “Joueuse” (self-released); XXXTentacion, “?” (Bad Vibes Forever); Kamaal Williams, “Return” (Black Focus); Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson, “Apart” (Capitol)

• From The Vaults: Cheap Trick, “The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983)” (Real Gone); Def Leppard, “The Collection: Volume 1” (Mercury/UMe); Digable Planets, “Reachin’ New Refutation Of Time And Space: 25th Anniversary Edition” (Modern Classics); Flaming Lips, “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1” (Warner Bros.); Grateful Dead, “Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2: April Fools’ ‘88” (Deadnet/Rhino); Emmylou Harris, “The Ballad Of Sally Rose: Expanded Edition” (Rhino/Warner Bros.); Jethro Tull, “50 For 50” (Rhino/Parlophone); Jones & Schmidt, “Hidden Treasures 1951-2001” (Harbinger); Michelle Phillips, “Victim of Romance: Expanded Edition” (Real Gone); Various Artists, “Outlaws & Armadillos: country’s Roaring ‘70s” (Legacy); ZZ Top, “Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs” (Warner Bros.)

• Soundtracks: Christopher Lennertz, “Lost In Space: Original Series Soundtrack” (Lakeshore); “13 Reasons Why, Season 2” (Interscope); John Lunn, “Shetland” (Silva Screen)

• New Music Videos: Savoy Brown, “Live From Daryl’s House” (Panache)

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