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CD Reviews:
New Music: John 5, Skillet, Volbeat,Yes and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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



Album of the Week: Grosse Pointe-raised super-guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson etc.) is joined by his own Creatures on his latest solo album, "Invasion" (60 Cycle Hum), featuring 10 shredding instrumental tracks including "Zonks!" and "I Am John 5."



Album Title of the Week: Volbeat, "Rewind. Replay. Rebound." (Republic);



Did'ya Know?: "The Motivator" (Blue Elan) unites Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie and Fanny drummer Brie Darling for a set of mostly covers of influential songs from the 60s and 70s.



New & Noteworthy: Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Live at Woodstock" (Craft/Concord); The Rocket Summer, "Sweet Shivers" (Aviate); Ty Segall, "First Taste" (Drag City); Skillet, "Victorious" (Atlantic); Garry Tallent, "More Li ke Me" (D'ville); Yes, "Yes 50 Live" (Rhino)



Also Out: Clairo, "Immunity" (Fader); Tyler Childers, "Country Squire" (Hickman Holler/RCA); Davina and the Vagabonds, "Sugar Drops" (Red House/Compass); The Harmaleighs, "She Won't Make Sense" (Nettwerk); Corey Harper, "Barely Put Together" (AWAL); iamthemorning, "The Bell" (Kscope); Mabel, "High Expectations" (Capitol); Northlane, "Alien" (UNFD); Penny & Sparrow, "Finch" (I Love You/Thirty Tigers); Tenth Avenue North, "No Shame" (Reunion/Provident); Various Artists, "NOW That's What I call Music 71" (NOW/UMG/Sony)



From the Vaults: Bad Company, "The Swan Song Years 1974-1982" (Rhino/Atlantic); Cindy Lee Berryhill, "Garage Orchestra" (Omnivore); King's X, "The Atlantic Albums" (Warner/X5); Joel Ross, "Kingmaker" (Blue Note vinyl); Saxon, "The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)" (Militia Guard/Silver Lining); Various Artists, "NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock" (Legacy); Matthew West, "Hello, My Name Is: Greatest Hits (On Tour)" (Sparrow)



Soundtracks: "Descendents 3 (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)" (Walt Disney)



New Music Videos: "Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace" (Universal); "American Experience: Woodstock - Three Days That Defined a Generation" (PBS)

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