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The Listening Room: Phillip Phillips, Joe Perry, Fall Out Boy and more...

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

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018

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Checking out this week’s new music releases...

• Album of the Week: “American Idol’s” 2012 champ Phillip Phillips brings his third album, “Collateral” (19/Interscope), after a four-year wait, partly due to contractual issues. The set reunites him with “Gone” and “Raging Fire” co-writer Todd Clark, among others.

• Album Title of the Week: Joe Perry, “Sweetzerland Manifesto” (Roman);

• New & Noteworthy: Chick Corea and the Steve Gadd Band, “Chinese Butterfly” (Concord Jazz); Devin Dawson, “Dark Horse” (Warner Music Nashville); Fall Out Boy, “MANIA” (Island); First Aid Kit, “Ruins” (Columbia); Glen Hansard, “Between Two Shores” (Anti-/Epitaph); LANCO, “Hallelujah Nights” (Sony Music Nashville); Of Mice & Men, “Defy” (Rise); Tune-Yards, “I can feel you creep into my private life” (4AD);

• Also Out: Sterling Ball, John Ferraro and Jim Fox, “The Mutual Admiration Society” (Mascot); Black Label Society, “Grimmest Hits” (eOne); Bobo Stenson Trio, “Contra La Indecision” (ECM); Kit Downes, “Obsidian” (ECM); Todd Dulaney, “Your Great Game” (Urban International/eOne); Tommy Emmanuel, “Accomplice One” (CGP); Ghost, “Ceremony And Devotion” (Loma Vista); John Gorka, “True In Time” (Red House); Cane Hill, “Too Far Gone” (Rise); Demun Jones, “Jones In Ya Speaker?” (Select O Hits); Kidz Bop, “Kidz Bop 37” (Kids Bop); Magnum, “Lost On The Road To Eternity” (Steamhammer); Moon Taxi, “Let The Record Play” (RCA); Rend Collective, “Good News” (Rend Collective); The Shins, “The Worms Heart” (Columbia); John Surman, “Invisible Threads” (ECM); They Might Be Giants, “I Like Fun” (Idlewild); Colter Wall, “Imaginary Appalachia” (Young Martyrs); Walking Papers, “WP2” (Loud & Proud); Chris Webby, “Wednesday” (EightyHD); Whitesnake, “The Purple Tour” (Rhino); Van William, “Countries” (Fantasy); Thom Yorke, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” (XL);

• From The Vaults: Book of Love, “The Sire Years: 1985-1993” (Notefornote); Ry Cooder & David Lindley, “Two Long Riders” (Good Ship Funke); Fleetwood Mac, “Fleetwood Mac” (Warner Bros/Rhino); The Residents, “Meet The Residents,” “The Third Reich ‘N Roll” (Cherry Red/MVD), Ten Years After, “1967-1974” (Chrysalis); Frank Zappa, “Munich 1980” (Sonic Boom)

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