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CD Reviews:
New Music: Greta Van Fleet, Disturbed, Elle King, White Stripes 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: After last year's successful EPs, Frankenmuth rock sensation Greta Van Fleet more than doubles its recorded output with "Anthem of the Peaceful Army" (Lava/Republic), a full-length set recorded in Royal Oak and Nashville.



Album Title of the Week: 2Cellos, "Let There Be Cello" (Sony Masterworks);



New & Noteworthy: Arkells, "Rally Cry" (Last Gang); Disturbed, "Evolution" (Warner Bros." Ace Frehley, "Spaceman" (eOne); Jason Isbell, Live From the Ryman" (Southeastern); Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, featuring Ruben Blades, "Una Noche Con" (Blue Engine); Elle King, "Shake the Spirit" (RCA); Michael Martin Murphy, "Austinology -- Alleys of Austin" (Wildfire); Yoko Ono, "Warzone" (Chimera); Various Artists, "Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches" (Appleseed); White Stripes, "The Complete Peel Sessions" (Third Man)



Also Out: John Akapo, "Paradise Blues" (Mensch House); Alkaline Trio, "Is This Thing Cursed?" (Epitaph); Herb Alpert, "Music Volume 3 -- Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass" (Herb Alpert Presents); David Anderson, "Chasing Butterflies" (Black Dirt); Richard Ashcroft, "Natural Rebel" (BMG); Brancho, "Bad Behavior," (Park the Van); Blue Largo, "Before the Devil Steals Your Soul" (Coffegrinds Music); Ann Hampton Callaway, "Jazz Goes to the Movies" (Shanachie); Sandy Carroll, "Blues & Angels" (New Catfood); Cloud Nothings, "Last Building Burning" (Carpark); Ultan Conlan, "Last Days of the Night Owl" (Dark Sideout); Doug Demming & the Jewel Tones, "Complicated Mess" (self-released); Raheem DeVaughn, "Decade of a Love King" (BMG); Rufus du Sol, "Solace" (Warner Bros.); Earthless, "From the West" (Nuclear Blast); Rachel Eckroth, "When It Falls" (self-released); Marty Friedman, "One Bad M.F. Live!!" (Prosthetic); Phillip Glass, "Glass: Symphony No. 11" (Orange Mountain); Anthony Gomes, "Peace, Love & Loud Guitars" (Up2Zero); Gorod, "Aethra" (Overpowered); John Grant, "Love is Magic" (PTKF); The Grip Weeds, "Trip Around the Sun" (JEM); Adam Hood, "Somewhere in Between" (Southern Songs); Iron Bell Music, "Glory to Glory" (Provident); David Julia, "Inspired" (VizzTone); Stephanie K, "Troublemaker" (Woodward Ave.); Dave Keller, "Every Soiul's a Star" (New Catfood); Lay, "The 3rd Album: Namanana" (SM); Michelle Lewis, "All That's Left" (self-released)'; Matt Mays, "Twice Upon a Hell of a Time..." (Sonic); Donna Missal, "This Time" (Harvest); Aldo Nova, "2.0" (MRI); Novo Amor, "Birthplace" (All Points); Okee Dokee Brothers, "Winterland" (Okee Dokee Music); Saliva, "10 Lives" (MRI); Soulfly, "Ritual" (Nuclear Blast); Tenth Avenue North, "The Things We've Been Afraid to Say" (Reunion); Various Artists, "Pure Fire: The Ultimate Kiss Tribute" (Deadline); Whitesnake, "Unzipped" (Rhino)



From the Vaults: Anthrax, "State of Euphoria; 30th Anniversary Edition" (Island); The Cranberries, "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (Deluxe Edition)" (Island/UMe); Dua Lipa, "Dua Lipa: Complete Edition" (Warner Bros.); R.E.M., "R.E.M. at the BBC" (Craft); Frank Sinatra, "Songs For the Lonely: 60th Anniversary Edition" (Capitol); Various Artists, "Stax '68: A Memphis Story" (Craft)



New Holiday Albums: Los Straitjackets, "Complete Christmas Songbook" (Yep Roc); Matt Maher, "The Advent of Christmas" (Provident); Martina McBride, "It's the Holiday Season" (Broken Bow); Lindsey Stirling, "Warmer in the Winter (Deluxe Edition)" (Concord)



Soundtracks: Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack" (Hollywood); "Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Sacred Bones); "Mandy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Lakeshore); "Over the Garden Wall" (Mondo); "Twelfth Night: Original Public Works Cast Recording" (Craft)

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