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CD Reviews:
New Music: Huey Lewis, Justin Bieber, Tame Impala, Monsta X 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: Huey Lewis' hearing may be shot, but his heart of rock 'n' roll is still beating on "Weather" (BMG), the first album by him and his band, the News, in 19 years.



Album Title of the Week: Tami Neilson, "Chickaboom!" (Outside Music);



Did'ya Know?: Puss N Boots' "Sister" (Blue Note) is the sophomore set -- and first in six years -- from the collective of songstresses Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper.



New & Noteworthy: Justin Bieber, "Changes" (Genpop/RBMG/Schoolboy/Def Jam/Republic); Barry Manilow, "Night Songs II" (Stilleto Entertainment); Monsta X, "All About Luv" (Epic); Carly Pearce, "Carly Pearce" (Big Machine); Brian Posehn, "Grandpa Metal" (Megaforce); Nathaniel Rateliff, "And It's Still Alright" (Stax/Concord); Curtis Roach, "Luv Bug" (self-released); Tame Impala, "The Slow Rush" (Modular/Interscope);



Also Out: Anvil, "Legal at Last" (AFM); Approachable Members of Your Local Community, "Love Thy Neighbour" (AntiFragile Music); Archon Angel, "Fallen" (Frontiers); Avalon, "Called" (Red Street); The Ballroom Thieves, "Unlovely" (Nettwerk); BeachBunny, "Honeymoon" (Mom + Pop); Black Swan, "Shake the World" (Frontiers); Boniface, "Boniface" (Transgressive); BRKN Love, "BRKN Love" (Spinefarm; Cadence Revolution, "Disques Debs International Vo. 2" (Strut); Jessie Clement, "Slow Motion Philosophies" (Corum Hill); Albert Cummings, "Believe" (Provogue/Mascot); Michael Doucet avec Lacher Prise, "Lacher Prise" (Compass); Drama, "Dance Without Me" (Ghostly International); EDEN, "no future" (MCMXCV/Astralwerks); Elephant Stone, "Hollow" (Elephants on Parade); Eyelids, "The Accidental Falls" (Jealous Butcher); Nat Freedberg, "Record Number Three" (Rum Bar); From Under Concrete Kings, "Modus Exodus" (self-released); Great American Ghost, "Power Through Terror" (eOne); Handsome Boys, "And the Award Goes To" (1000Doors); The Heliocentrics, "Infinity of Now" (Madlib Medicine Show); Highly Suspect, "MCID" (300 Entertainment); Hollywood Undead, "New Empire, Vol. 1" (Dove & Grenade/BMG); Ihsahn, "Telemark" (Spinefarm); Jeremiah Johnson, "Heavens to Betsy" (Ruf); Jungle Fire, "Jungle Fire" (Nacional); Kvelertak, "Splid" (Rise); Liquid Stranger, "Ascension" (Wakaan); The Man, "Mercy" (Sacred Bones); Chuck Mead, "Close To Home" (Plowboy); Tyson Motsenbocker, "Someday I'll Make It All Up To You" (self-released); Niia, "II: La Bella Vita:" (Niiarocco); Post Animal, "Forward Motion Odyssey" (Polyvinyl); Psychotic Waltz, "The God-Shaped Void" (Century Media); Puss N Derek Sanders, "My Rock and Roll Heart" (Rise); Seven Spires, "Emerald Seas" (Frontiers); Jake Shimabukuro, "Trio" (Music Theories/Mascot); Suicide Silence, "Become the Hunter" (Nuclear Blast); Tennis, "Swimmer" (Mutually Detrimental/Thirty Tigers); The Third Mind, "The Third Man (First Edition)" (Yep Rock); Robert Vincent, "In This Town You're Owned" (Robert Vincent Music/Thirty Tigers); VINCINT, "The Feeling" (self-released); Darryl Way, "Destinations" (Right Honourable); Matthew West, "Brand New" (Story House Music/Provident)



Ash, "Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash" (Echo/BMG); Bill Black's Combo, "Black With Sugar" (Columbia Legacy); David Bowie, "Alabama Song (40th Anniversary)" (Rhino/Parlophone); Charlie Byrd, "Aquarius" (Columbia Legacy); Perry Como, "Gold" (Crimson/Demon); Barbara Eden, "Miss Barbara Eden" (Real Gone); Good News, "Good News" (Columbia Legacy); Homer & Jethro, "Homer & Jethro's Next Album" (RCA Legacy); J. Geils Band, "The Morning After" (Mobile Fidelity); David Gray, "White Ladder (20th Anniversary Edition)" (iht); Bobby Hatfield, "Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions" (Omnivore); Carolyne Mas, "Carolyne Mas," "Hold On" and "Modern Dreams" (Renaissance); Katy Moffatt, "Chrysalis" (Sunset Blvd.); M People, "Renaissance (The Definitive Collection 1981-1999" (Edsel/Demon); Michel Petrucciana, "Colors" (Disques Dreyfus/BMG); Various Artists, "The Gamble Records All Stars" (Epic Legacy); Various Artists, "Jamaica All Stars" (Studio One); Tim Williams, "Blues Full Circle" (Epic Legacy); Lauren Wood, "The Warner Bros. Years" (Extra Term Audio);



Soundtracks: "Zombies 2" (Walt Disney)

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