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The Listening Room: Twiztid, Train, Brantley Gilbert and more...

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017

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This week's hot new music releases include...

Lauren Alaina, "Road Less Traveled" (Mercury Nashville/Interscope/19): The second album from the "American Idol" runnerup repeats four songs from her self-titled 2-15 EP.

Bell Biv Devoe, "Three Stripes" (Urban/eOne): The first new album in more than 15 years from the New Edition spinoff trio.

Brantley Gilbert, "The Devil Don't Sleep" (Valory): The country star wrote or co-wrote all 16 tracks on his fourth studio album.

Stephen Pearcy, "Smash" (Frontiers): The Ratt singer delivers his latest solo set before he and other original members of the band reunite later this year.

Jimmy Scott, "I Got Back Home" (Eden River/Rough Trade): The the late jazz singer's final album is loaded with guests, including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joey DeFrancsco, James Moody, Kenny Barron, actor Joe Pesci and more.

Sleater-Kinney, "Live In Paris" (Sub Pop): The Seattle trio's first-ever concert album captures the group during the European leg of its reunion tour.

Train, "a girl a bottle a boat" (Columbia): The group's eighth studio album leaves frontman Pat Monahan at the wheel as the only original member still on board.

Twiztid, "The Continuous Evilution of Life's ?'s" (Majik Ninja): The Detroit rap duo drops its 11th proper studio album, with Blaze Ya Dead Homie, The R.O.C. and others joining for the all-star jam "Pyschomania."

Also Out: Annihilator, "Triple Threat" (UDR); Betraying The Martyrs, "The Resilient" (Sumerian); Theo Bleckmann, "Elegy" (ECM); The Brilliance, "All Is Not Lost" (Integrity); Cloud Nothings, "Life Without Sound" (Carpark); Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough, "Mockingbird Soul" (MRI); John Garcia, "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues" (Napalm); The Great Old Ones, "E.O.D.: A Tale Of Dark Legacy" (Season Of Mist); Ellie Holcomb, "Red Sea Road" (Full Heart); Hour of Penance, "Cast The First Stone" (Prosthetic); Jack Russell's Great White, "He Saw It Comin'" (Frontiers); Japandroids, "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" (Anti-/Epitaph); Kehlani, "SweetSexySavage" (Artist Partner); Kelly l& Ellis, "The Long Road To You" (self-released); Kreator, "Gods of Violence" (Nuclear Blast) Lef, "Hypersomniac" (Rarenoise); Matthew Dear, "DJ Kicks" (K7); John Mayall, "Talk About That" (Forty Below); Delbert McClinton, "Pick of the Litter" (Hot Shot); Tift Merritt, "Stitch of the World" (Yep Roc); Omar, "Love In Beats" (Freestyle); Pride of Lions, "Fearless" (Frontiers); Priests, "Nothing Feels Natural" (Sister Polygon); Whitney Rose, "South Texas Suite" (Six Shooter); Tobin Sprout, "The Universe And Me" (Burger); Various Artists, "Now! That`s What I Call Music Vol. 61" (CMG); Various Artists, "Now! That`s What I Call 90s Pop" (CMG); Various Artists, "Wow Gospel 2017" (RCA Inspiration); Zach Williams, "Chain Breaker" (Provident); Williodean, "Awesome Life Decisions: Side One" (Bigger Better More); Xandria, "Theater Of Dimensions" (Napalm); Yo Gotti, "White Friday CM9" (Epic)

From The Vaults: Chicago, "Chicago II (Steven Wilson remix)" ((Rhino); Cream, "Fresh Cream" (Polydor/UMe); Buzzcocks, "Spiral Scratch" (Domino); Derringer, "The Complete Blue Sky Albums 1976-1978" (Cherry Red); Woody Guthrie, Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's "28 Northwest Songs" (Smithsonian/Folkways); The Move, Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of The Move" (Esoteric); Sepultura, "The Roadrunner Albums 1985-1996" (Atlantic); Frank Turner, "Sleep is For the Week (Tenth Anniversary Edition)" (Xtra Mile) Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, "Live...Texas '91" (Klondike)

Soundtracks, "Falsetto (2016 Broadway Cast Recording)" (Ghostlight)

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