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The Listening Room: Green Day, Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Phish and more...

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016

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Alter Bridge, "The Last Hero" (Caroline): The Creed spinoff's fifth studio album continues the group's long association with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette.

The Devil Wears Prada, "Transit Blues" (Rise): The Dayton metalcore troupe's sixth album marks the recording debut of new guitarist Kyle Sipress.

Green Day, "Revolution Radio" (Reprise): After 2012's over-ambitious trio of albums, Green Day is back to being punky and punchy on this self-produced 12-songs set.

OneRepublic, "Oh My My" (Mosley Music/Interscope): The polished pop-rock group's fourth album includes a collaboration with Peter Gabriel on "A.I.," a track inspired by the movie of the same name.

Meshuggah, "The Violent Sleep of Reason" (Nuclear Blast): The Swedish headbangers focus on extremism, terrorism and apathy on their eighth full-length album.

NOFX, "First Ditch Effort" (Fat Wreck Chords): The California punk veterans leave longtime producer Bill Stevenson to work with Cameron Webb on their 13th studio album.

Phish, "Big Boat" (JEMP/ATO): The king of jam bands reunites with producer Bob Ezrin after a successful turn on 2014's "Fuego."

Plastic Ants, "Imperial Phase" (Requisite): The debut outing from the new "supergroup" formed by members of Afghan Whigs and Wussy.

Sonata Arctica, "The Ninth Hour" (Nuclear Blast): The ninth studio outing by the symphonic Finnish metal group.

Sum 41, "13 Voices" (Hopeless): The Canadian rockers make their debut as a quintet on their first new album in five years.

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