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The Listening Room: Dreamcar, Harry Styles, Seether, Zac Brown Band and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

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• Album Of The Week: The name may not mean much, but the names in Dreamcar -- a supergroup teaming of AFI frontman Davey Havok with everyone from No Doubt who’s Not Gwen Stefani -- certainly merits attention the quartet’s self-titled debut (Columbia).

• Title Of The Week: Seether, “Poison The Parish” (Canine Riot);

• New & Noteworthy: Juanes, “Mis Planes Son Amarte” (Universal Music Latino); Little Dragon, “Season High” (Loma Vista); Machine Gun Kelley, “Bloom” (Bad Boy/Interscope); Paramore, “After Laughter” (Fueled By Ramen/WEA); Todd Rundgren, “White Knight” (Cleopatra); Harry Styles, “Harry Styles” (Columbia); Various Artists, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends” (Mormon Tabernacle); Zac Brown Band, “Welcome Home” (New Elektra)

• Also Out: Todd Adelman & the Country Mile, “Time Will Tell” (self-released); Jim Avett and Family, “For His Children And Ours” (Ramseur); Don Bryant, “Don’t Give Up On Love” (Fat Possum); Andre Cymone, “1969” (Blindtango); The Fraternity, et al, “Requiem” (Sony Classical); The Gage Brothers, “The Gage Brothers” (self-released); Girlpool, “Powerplant” (Anti-/Epitaph); The Gun Club, “In My Room” (Bang); Harem Scarem, “United” (Frontiers); The Harmaleighs, “Hiraeth” (self-released);Inglorious, “Inglorious II” (Frontiers); Insane Clown Posse, “Dog Beats” EP (Psychopathic); Mack Keane, “2017” (MasonMack); Kobra and the Lotus, “Prevail I” (Napalm); La Santa Cecilia, “Amar y Vivir” (Universal Music Latino); Letoya Luckett, “Back 2 Life” (Urban/eOne); Javina Magness, “Blue Again” (Blue Elan); Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel, “I Can Spin A Rainbow” (Cooking Vinyl); Prick, “Prick” (Nothing); Raging Fire, “These Teeth Are Sharp” (self-released); Snakecharmer, “Second Skin” (Frontiers); Olga Tanon, “Olga Tanon y Punto” (Sony U.S. Latin); ThatOneEyedKid, “Crash And Burn” (self-released); Vanden Plas, “The Seraphic Live Works” (Frontiers); Colter Wall, “Colter Wall” (Young Mary’s); Warrant, “Louder Harder Faster” (Frontiers); Paul Weller, “A Kind Revolution” (Warner Bros); WOODS, “Love Is Love” (Woodsist);

• From The Vaults: Allman Brothers Band, “The Fox Box” (Peach); David Bowie and Trevor Jones, “Labyrinth” (Capitol); Dion, “Kickin’ Child: 1965 Columbia Recordings” (Norton); Dan Fogelberg, “Live At Carnegie Hall” (CD Baby); Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers, “At The Ryman (Nonesuch); James Talley, “Tryin’ Like The Devil: Special 40th Anniversary Reissue” (City Hall/Cimarron); Threefifty, “Gently Among The Coals” (Threefifty music); Various Artists, “American Epic: The Collection” (Sony Legacy);

• Soundtracks: “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” (Ghostlight); Various Artists, “The Bob’s Burgers Music Album” (Sub Pop); “Dreamgirls (Original London Cast Recording)” (Masterworks Broadway); New Broadway Cast featuring Bette Midler, “Hello Dolly!” (Masterworks Broadway); “How To Be A Latin Lover” (Nacional); Various Artists, “Grace And Frankie (Original Television Soundtrack)

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