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The Listening Room: Adult., Drake, Pitbull, Depeche Mode and more...

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

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Album Release of the Week: Adult., "Detroit House Guests" (Mute): The adventurous Detroit duo tops itself again on this Knight Foundation-funded project that let the group host a group of guests -- Nitzer Ebb's Douglas J. McCarthy, Swans' Michael Gira, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess and more -- for a dozen collaborative tracks that manage to be diverse but still sound cohesive sitting alongside each other.

Album Title of the Week: Sorority House, "You're Not As _______ As You Think" (Triple Crown)

New & Noteworthy: Gary Clark Jr., "Live North America 2016" (Warner Bros.); Depeche Mode, "Spirit" (Columbia); Conor Oberst, "Salutations" (Nonesuch); Pitbull, "Climate Change" (RCA); "Paul Schaffer & the World's Most Dangerous Band" (Rhino); Regina Spektor, "Live On Soundstage" (BMG); Spoon, "Hot Thoughts" (Matador)

Also Out: Richard Barbieri, "Planets + Persona" (KScope); Blackfield, "V" (KScoope); Black Map, "InDroves" (Metal/eOne); Sean Chambers, "Trouble & Whiskey" (American Showplace Music); Devin The Dude, "Acoustic Levitation" (Coughee Brothaz); Samantha Fish, "Chills & Fever" (Ruf); Elevation Worship, "There Is A Cloud" (Provident); Fit For An Autopsy, "The Great Collapse" (Metal/eOne); Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre, "The Art Of Latin Jazz" (Origin); The Greg Kihn Band, "Rekihndled" (Riot); KXM, "Scatterbrain" (Rat Pak); Zara Larsson, "So Good" (Epic); Milky Chance, "Blossom" (Republic); Steve Moakler, "Steel Town" (Creative Nation); Obituary, "Obituary" (Relapse); Pinback, "Some Offcell Voices" (Temporary Residence); CJ Ramone, "American Beauty" (Fat Wreck Chords); Real Estate, "In Mind" (Domino); 6lack, "Free 6lack" (Interscope); 2 Cellos, "Score" (Sony Masterworks); Virgin Steele, "Visions Of Eden" (Steamhammer); The Wiggles, "Nursery Rhymes" (ABC)

From The Vaults: The Zombies, "Odessey and Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition)" (Varese Sarabande)

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