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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Pink Hearts, nine inch nails, Bebe Rexha 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: Former Stooges guitarist James Williamson joins forces with singers Frank Mayer and Petra Hayden to form the Pink Hearts, an all-star trio whose debut album “Behind the Shade” (Leopard Lady) was recorded last year in Berkeley, Calif.

• Album Title of the Week: The Orb, “No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds” (Cooking Vinyl);

• New & Noteworthy: Dawes, “Passwords” (HUB); Dave Koz & Friends, “summer Horns II: From A To Z” (Concord); Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch” EP (Null); Panic! at the Disco, “Pray For The Wicked” (Fueled By Ramen); The Record Company, “All Of This Life” (Concord); Ben Rector, “Magic” (Oh Kid/Activist); Bebe Rexha, “Expectations” (Warner Bros.); Kamasi Washington, “Heaven And Earth” (Young Turks)

• Also Out: Arp, “Zebra” (Mexican Summer); Best Coast, “Best Kids” (Bratty); Joshua Bell, “Bruch: Scottish Fantasy” (Sony Classical); Bishop Briggs, “Church Of Scars” (Island); Bob Corritore & Friends, “Don’t Let The Devil Ride” (Southwest Musical); Craft, “White Noise And Black Metal” (Season of Mist); Dan + Shay, “Dan + Shay” (Warner Music Nashville); Jeffrey Foucault, “Blood Brothers” (self-released); Gang Gang Dance, “Kazuashita” (4AD); Haken, “L-1VE” (Century Media); The Hatchet, “Dying To Exist” (Combat); Impending Doom, “The Sin And Doom Vol. II” (Metal/eOne); Jedi Mind Tricks, “The Bridge & The Abyss” (Enemy Soil);Juno Reactor, “The Mutant Theatre” (Metropolis); Katchafire, “Legacy” (Katchafire/zojak); Khemmis, “Desolation” (20 Buck Spin); Like A Storm, “Catacombs” (Century Media); Lera Lynn, “Plays Well With Others” (Single Lock); Manic Street Preachers, “Resistance Is Futile” (Shornday); Adam Masterson, “Delayed Fuse” (CEN/The Orchard); Marduk, “Viktoria” (Century Media); Meliah Rage, “Idol Hands” (Metal On Metal); Mortuous, “Through Wilderness” (Tankcrimes); Plumb, “Beautifully Broken” (Centricity Music); Poptone, “Poptone” (Cleopatra); Princess Nokia, “A Girl Cried Red” (Rough Trade); Priscilla Renea, “Coloured” (Thirty Tigers); Street Dogs, “Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing” (Century Media); Sylvian/Czukay, “Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability” (Groenland); CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion, “#5for5000” (self-released); This Wild Life, “Petaluma” (Epitaph); Various Artists, “Epilogue: A Tribute To John Duffey” (Smithsonian/Folkways); Victory, “The Broken Instrument” (Roc Nation)

• From The Vaults: Doug Clifford, “Cosmo” (Craft Recordings); The Cure, “Mixed Up (Deluxe Edition)” (Rhino); Tom Fogerty, “Excalibur” (Craft Recordings); Ben Folds, “Brick: The Songs of Ben Folds 1995-2012” (Edsel); Garbage, “Version 2.0: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (UMe); Legendary Pink Dots, “Any Day Now (Expanded And Remastered Edition)” (Metropolis); Pantera, “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998” (F.R.E.T. AB); John Renbourn, “Live In Kyoto 1978” (Drag City); Paul Rodgers, “Free Spirit: Celebrating the Music of Free” (Quatro Valley); Soulfly, “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998” (F.R.E.T. AB)

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