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CD Reviews:
New Music: "Blue Muse," American Authors, Luis Fonzi, Within Temptation 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: The Music Maker Relief Foundation celebrates 25 years with a 21-track compilation "Blue Muse" (Big Legal Mess) that features an unreleased Eric Clapton track as well as music from the under-the-radar artists the non-profit has assisted over during its tenure.



Album Title of the Week: Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, "Duologue" (Mack Avenue);



New & Noteworthy: American Authors, "Seasons" (Dirty Canvas/Island); Beirut, "Gallipoli" (4AD); Deer Tick, "Mayonnaise" (PTKF); Luis Fonzi, "Vida" (Universal Latino); Guided By Voices, "Zeppelin Over China" (Guided By Voices); Mandolin Orange, "Tides of a Teardrop" (Yep Rock); Linda Ronstadt, "Live in Hollywood" (Rhino); Within Temptation, "Resist" (Spinefarm);



Also Out: Robert Ashley, "Private Parts" (Lovely Music); Boy Harsher, "Careful" (Nude Club); The Contractors, "Working on a Building: Hymns & Gospel Classics" (Gaither); Girlpool, "What Chaos is Imagery" (Anti-/Epitaph); Cherry Glazerr, "Stuffed & Ready" (Secretly Canadian); Ex:Re, "Ex:Re" (Glassnote); Reed Foehl, "Lucky Enough" (self-released); Emily King, "Scenery" (ATO); Abigail Lapell, "Getaway" (Coax/Outside);Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers, "Goshen" (Tri City/RCA); Le Butcherettes, "bi/Mental" (Rise); Lonely Heartstring Band, "Smoke & Ashes" (Rounder); Nina Nesbitt, "The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change" (Cooking Vinyl); Passion, "Follow You Anywhere" (sixsteprecords); Set It Off, "Midnight" (Fearless); Skald, "Le Chant des Vikings" (Decca); Soen, "Lotus" (Silver Lining); Various Artists, "Now That's What I Call Music! 69" (UMe/Sony); White Lies, "Five" (Pias America);



From The Vaults: Empire of the Sun, "Walking On a Dream (Anniversary Edition)" (Astralwerks); Various Artists, "Now That's What I Call Music 20! (Volume 2)" (UMe/Sony); Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, "Live: New Year's Eve 1973" (Keyhole)



Soundtracks: "Dr. Who: Series 11" (Silva Screen); "Hollow Knight; Gods & Nightmares" (Ghost Ramp); "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (Backlot) "PJ Masks: Time To Be a Hero Live!" (eOne); "Waiting: The Van Duren Story" (Omnivore)

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