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The LIstening Room: P!nk, Beck, Robert Plant, St. Vincent and more...

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

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Album Of The Week: P!nk, “Beautiful Trauma” (RCA): The singer’s seventh studio album, and first in five years, was co-produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff and features a guest rap by Eminem on the track “Revenge.”

Album Title Of The Week: Stars, “There Is No Love In Fluorescent Lights” (Last Gang).

New & Noteworthy: Beck, “Colors” (Capitol); William Patrick Corgan, “Ogilala” (BMG); Jackie Greene, “The Modern Lives Vol. 1” (Blue Rose); nine inch nails, “Add Violence” (Capitol); Dolly Parton, “I Believe In You” (Sony); Robert Plant, Carry Fire” (Nonesuch); St. Vincent, “Masseducation” (Loma Vista); Wu-Tang, “The Saga Continues” (36 Chambers/eOne);

Also Out: August Burns Red, “Phantom Anthem” (Fearless); The Barr Brothers, “Queen Of The Breakers” (Secret City); Chris Barron, “Angels And One Armed Jugglers” (Chrysanthemum); Lewis Black, “Back To The Future” (Stark Raving Black); Daniel Cavanagh, “Monochrome” (Sony); Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, “Lotta Sea Lice” (Matador); Jessie James Decker, “southern Girl City Lights” (Sony); Russell Dickerson, “Yours” (Sony) Dirty Heads, “Swim Team” (Sony); Enslaved, “E” (Sony); Exhumed, “Death Revenge” (Sony); Fozzy, “Judas” (Sony); The Front Bottoms, “Going Grey” (Fueled By Ramen); Gaither Vocal Band, “We Have This Moment” (Gaither); Gucci Mane, “Mr. Davis” (Atlantic); Ilana Katz Katz, “Subway Stories” (VizzTone); Kidz Bop Kids, “Kidz Bop 36) (Kidz Bop); King Krule, “The Ooz” (True Panther Sounds); L.A. Guns, The Missing Peace” (Sony); Kenny Lattimore, “Vulnerable” (Sincere Soul); Marillion, “Living In F.E.A.R.” (Earmusic); Mac McAnally, “Southbound” (Mailboat); Travis Meadows, “First Cigarette” (Blaster); The Oxford Coma, “Everything Out Of Tune” (self-released); Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing” (Big Machine); Phantom 5, “Play To Win” (Sony); Propagandhi, “Victory Lap” (Epitaph); Duke Robillard, “... And His Dames Of Rhythm” (M.C.); Squeeze, “The Knowledge” (Love); Tech N9ne Collabos, “Strange Reign” (Strange Music); Tomikat, “Icarus” (self-released); Tracy G. Group, “Tramp” (MVD); Tye Tribbett, “The Blood Win Live At The Redemption Center” (Motown Gospel); Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, “Vol. 1” (Sony); Kim Wakan, “Phatasmagoria” (Murmur); The Who, Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall” (Eagle Rock).

From The Vaults: Anthony Phillips, “Invisible Men” (Cherry Red); Jeff Beck, “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” (Eagle Rock); Gene Clark, “Gene Clark Sings For You” (Omnivore); Bob Marley & the Wailers, “Live!” (Tuff Gong); Montrose, “Montrose (Deluxe Edition),” “Paper Money (Deluxe Edition)” (Rhino/Warner Bros.).

New Holiday Albums: Blackmore’s Night, “Winter Carols” (Minstrel Hall Music); Jonathan Cain, “Unsung Noel” (Identity); Reba McEntire, “My Kind of Christmas” (Nash Icon); The Tenors, “Christmas Together” (Decca); Various Artists, “Holidays Rule Vol. 2” (Capitol); Various Artists, “WOW Christmas, Vol. 1” (Word).

New Music DVDs: Chicago, “Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago” (Filmrise); Jeff Beck, “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” (Eagle Rock); Mick Ronson, “Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story” (MVD); The Who, Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall” (Eagle Vision).

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