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The Listening Room: Eminem, the Beatles, Linkin Park, N.E.R.D. and more...

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

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

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Album Of The Week: Eminem, “Revival” (Shady/Interscope): The Detroit rapper’s ninth studio album, and first in four years, is deeply personal and virulently political, bolstered (as if necessary) by guest appearances from Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, P!nk, X Ambassadors, Alicia Keys and more. He declares that “I’ll put out this last album, then I’m done with it/One hundred percent finished, fed up with it/I’m hanging it up...” Let’s hope that’s not the case.

• Album Title Of The Week: OCS, “Memory Of A Cut Off Head” (Castleface);

• New & Noteworthy: The 1975, “DH00287” (Direct Hit/Interscope); Asking Alexandria, “Asking Alexandria” (Sumerian); The Beatles, “The Christmas Records” (Capitol/UMe); G-Easy, “The Beautiful & Damned” (RCA); King 810, “Queen” (eOne); Linkin Park, “One More Light Live” (Warner Bros.); N.E.R.D., “No_One Ever Really Dies” (Columbia); “Pitch Perfect 3: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (UMe)

• Also Out: Big Dumb Face, “Where Is Duke Lion? He’s Dead...” (Edison); Craig Wayne Boyd, “Top Shelf” (Copperline); dvsn, “Morning After” (OVO); Mandy Gonzalez, “Fearless” (Ghostlight); Majid Jordan, “The Space Between” (Warner Bros.); RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi), “Making History” (BMG); Sir Roosevelt, “Sir Roosevelt” (New Elektra); Various Aritsts, “Voyager Golden Record” (Ozma) Dale Watson, “Blackjack” (Red River)

• From The Vaults: The Guess Who, “American Woman (Expanded Edition)” (Iconoclassic); Thelonious Monk, “Complete Prestige Collection 5” (Craft); Roy Orbison, “A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (Legacy); Otis Redding, “The Definitive Studio Album Collection” (Atlantic Catalog Group); Scarface, “Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files” (BMG); Weird Al Yankovic, “Squeezebox: The Complete Works Of...” (Sony Legacy);

• Soundtracks: “Bright: The Album” (Atlantic); “I, Tonya: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Milan); Henry Jackman, “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” (Sony Classical); John Williams, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Walt Disney); Kyle Dixon and Michael Stern, “Stranger Things 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)” (Lakeshore); “Stranger Things: Music From The Netflix Original Series” (Sony Legacy)

• Holiday Albums: “Christmas With Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir” (Decca); Scarborough, “A Very Drumpf Christmas” (RED)

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