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The Listening Room: Prince, Imagine Dragons, Vince Staples, DJ Khaled and more...

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Album of the Week: Prince and the Revolution, “Purple Rain (Expanded Edition)” (Warner Bros/Rhino): The 1984 classic gets the full celebration treatment with a batch of rare and unreleased tracks as well as a full live concert from Syracuse. Let’s go crazy, indeed...

Album Title of the Week: Municipal Waste, “Slime And Punishment” (Nuclear Blast)

New & Noteworthy: Bone Thugs, “New Waves” (eOne); DJ Khaled, “Grateful” (We The Best/Epic); Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, “Telephone” (Instant); Imagine Dragons, “Evolve” (RCA); Krayzie Bone, “Eternal Legend” (Real Talk); Willie Nile, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan” (River House); Vince Staples, “Big Fish Theory” (ARTium/Blacksmith/Def Jam); 311, “Mosaic” (BMG)78

Also Out: Algiers, “The Underside Of Power;” Bent Knee, “Land Animal;” Joe Bonamassa, “Live At Carnegie Hall -- An Acoustic Evening;” Boston Pops, “Lights, Camera...Music! Six Decades Of John Williams;” Broken Hope, “Mutilated And Assimilated;” Clutch, “Psychic Rockers From The West Group;” The Deslondes, “Hurry Home;” Dreaming, “From The Ashes;” Five Horse Johnson, “Jake Leg Boogie;” James Fortune & FIYA, “Dear Future Me;” Goatwhore, “Vengeful Ascension;” Jyrki, “Helsinki Vampire;” King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, “Murder Of The Universe;” Lonesome River Band, “Mayhayley’s House;” Gerardo Ortiz, “Comere Callado, Vol. 1;” Post Malone, “Stoney;” Powerflo, “Powerflo;” William Parker, “Mediation/Resurrection;” Shelleyan Orphan, “Box Set;” Slaid Cleaves, “Ghost On The Car Radio;” Soca Gold 2017, “Soca Gold 2017;” Stokley, “Introducing Stokley”; Tigers Jaw, “spin;” Bryson Tiller, “True To Self;” Jeff Tweedy, “Together At Last;” The White Noise, “AM/PM;” Younder Mountain String Band, “Love, Ain’t Love”

From The Vaults: Allen Ginsberg and William Blake, “The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience;” Harry Nilsson, “Popeye: Music From The Motion Picture (Deluxe Edition);” Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, “King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition);” Selena, “The Last Concert;” Doc and Merle Watson, “Never The Same Way Once;” Neil Young, “Decade (Remastered”)

Soundtracks: “Baby Driver (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack);” “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Original Broadway Cast Recording);” “Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack);”

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