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CD Reviews:
New Music: Tool, Common, Lana Del Rey, Trisha Yearwood 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: Thirteen years since its last album Tool delivers "Fear Inoculum" (Tool Dissectional/Volcano/RCA), making up for lost time with nearly 80 minutes of progressive-style metal and only one song shorter than 10 minutes in length.



Album Title of the Week: Stephen Bishop, "We'll Talk About It Later in the Car" (BMG)



Did'ya Know?: Jesse Malin's new "Sunset Kids" (Wicked Cool) was produced by Lucinda Williams, with a guest appearance on one track by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.



New & Noteworthy: Natasha Bedingfeld, "Roll With Me" (We Are Hear); Bon Iver, "i.i" (Jagjaguwar); Common, "Let Love" (Loma Vista/Concord); !!!, "Wallop" (Warp); Sheryl Crow, "Threads" (Big Machine); Lana Del Rey, "Norman F***ing Rockwell!" (Interscope); Hamatom, "Maskenball" (Columbia); Trisha Yearwood, "Every Girl" (Gwendolyn)



Also Out: Abacus Rings, "School Bell" (self-released); Big Wreck, "...but for the sun" (Thorn in My Side/Warner Music); Stephen Bishop, "We'll Talk About It Later in the Car" (BMG); Broke Royals, "Saint Luxury" (self-released); Caravan Palace, "Chronologic" (Le Plan); The Chuck Wagon Gang, "No Depression in Heaven: The Songs of the Carter Family)" (Mountain Home); Eliane Elias, "Love Stories" (Concord Jazz); Ezra Furman, "Twelve Nudes" (Bella Union); The Futureheads, "Powers" (Nul); Garzi, "Higher" (OTR); The Grascals, "Straighten the Curves" (Mountain Home); Humbird, "Pharmakon" (self-released); Cristian Jacobo, "End Esta Vida" (Fonovisa/UMB); Jutes, "Start Over" (Capitol); Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, "Live in Prague, Czech Republic" (Billy Blue/The Orchard); Mind Cell, "Absolute" (Myles the Dog); New Model Army, "From here" (earMUSIC); Sanctus Real, "Unstoppable God" (Fair Trade Services/Columbia); Joan Shelley, "Like the River Loves the Sea" (No Quarter); Tarja, "In the Raw" (earMUSIC); Whitney, "Forever Turned Around" (Secretly Canadian); Yacht, "Chain Tripping" (DFA);



From The Vaults: Gregg Allman, "Laid Back (Deluxe Edition);" (Mercury/UMe); Manu Chao, "Clandestino/Bloody Border" (Because Music); Chicago, "Chicago Transit Authority (50th Anniversary Remix)" (Rhino); David Gates, "The Complete Elektra Albums" (Warner Music Group/X5); Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding, "Tear Up the House" (Sunset Blvd.); Nazz, "The Complete Nazz" (Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra); Nirvana, "Live and Loud" (Geffen/UMe); Poco, "The Epic Years 1972-1976" (HNE/Cherry Red); Rodriguez, "Cold Fact" (UMe); Spirit, "The Complete Potatoland" (Esoteric); Bonnie Tyler, "The RCA Years" (Cherry Pop); Frank Zappa, "Orchestral Favorites: 40th Anniversary Edition" (Zappa/UMe);



Soundtracks: "Moulin Rouge: The Musical" (House of Iona/RCA)



New Videos: "CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015" (Time Life)

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