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The Listening Room: Haim, Radiohead, Discipline, Melvins andmore...

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

Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Album Of The Week: Haim, “Something To Tell You” (Columbia): The four-year wait for the Los Angeles sister trio’s sophomore album ends with this 11-song set that includes a collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij.

Album Title Of The Week: Randall Bramblett, “Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World” (New West).

New & Noteworthy: Broken Social Scene, “Hug Of Thunder” (Arts & Crafts); Discipline, “Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea” (The Laser’s Edge); Beth Ditto, “Fake Sugar” (Capitol); Melvins, “A Walk With Love & Death” (Ipecac); Radiohead, “OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017” (XL); Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary, “American Grandstand” (Upper Management).

Also Out: All 41, “World’s Best Hope” (Frontiers); Blind Guardian, “Live Beyond The Spheres” (Nuclear Blast); Cafe del Mar, “Volume 23” (Cafe del Mar); Decapitated, “Anticult” (Nuclear Blast); Graham Bonnet Band, “Live ... Here Comes The Night” (Frontiers); Sonny Landreth, “Recorded Live In Lafayette” (Provogue); Limbonic Art, “Spectyre Abysm” (Spinefarm); Doug Macleod, “Break The Chain” (Reference); Next To None, “Phases” (EMP); Charlie Pride, “Music In My Heart” (Music City); Public Service Broadcasting, “Ever Valley” (Play It Again Sam); River Black, “River Black” (Season of Mist); Ten, “Gothica” (Frontiers); This Is The Kit,” “Moonshine Freeze” (Rough Trade); Toro y Moi, “Boo Boo” (Carpark); Twista, “Crook County” (GMG/Empire); Waterparks, “Double Dare” (Equal Vision).

From The Vaults: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star” (Omnivore); k.d. lang, “Ingenue (25th Anniversary Edition)” (Nonesuch); Michael Monroe, “The Best” (Spinefarm); Laura Nyro, “A Little Magic, A Little Madness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection” (Real Gone); Del Shannon, “The Dublin Sessions” (Rockbeat); Keely Smith, “Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New (Expanded Edition)” (Real Gone); Various Artists, “Bob Dylan’s Great American Songbook” (BDA).

Soundtracks: “The Lightning Thief — Percy Jackson Musical” (Broadway); “Spider-Man Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Sony Classical).

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