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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Glenn Frey, Arctic Monkeys, Ry Cooder, Charlie Puth and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmeda.com, @GraffonMusic on Twit

Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018

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

• Album of the Week: The late Royal Oak native Glenn Frey’s career outside the Eagles is covered on “Above the Clouds: The Collection” (Geffen), a four-disc box set that includes a live DVD. A single-disc edition is also available.

• Album Title of the Week: Illuminati Hotties, “Kiss Yr Frenemies” (Tiny Engines).

• New & Noteworthy: Arctic Monkeys, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” (Domino); Bad Wolves, “Disobey” (Eleven Seven); Beach House, “7” (Sub Pop); Ry Cooder, The Prodigal Son” (Fantasy); John Mellencamp, “Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre” (Eagle Rock DVD/CD); Loreena McKennitt, “Lost Souls” (UMe); Charlie Puth, “Voicenotes” (Atlantic); Frank Turner, “Be More Kind” (Polydor).

• Also Out: The Body, “I Have Fought Against It But I Can’t Any Longer” (Thrill Jockey); Tas Cru, “Memphis Song” (Subcat); Del + Amp Live, “Gate 13” (Iot); Doomsday Outlaw, “Hard Times” (Frontiers); Hawktail, “Unless” (Padiddle); Fred Hersch Trio, “Live In Europe” (Palmetto); Marian Hill, “Unusual” (Photo Finish); Dave Holland, “Uncharted Territories” (Dare2); Jizzy Pearl, “All You Need Is Soul” (Frontiers); Mark Kozalek, “Mark Kozalek” (Caldo Verde); La Luz, “Floating Creatures” (Hardly Art); Lords of Black, “Icons Of The New Days” (Frontiers); Organectomy, “Domain Of The Wretched” (Unique Leader); Praying Mantis, “G.R.A.V.I.T.Y.” (Frontiers); Eddie Palmieri, “Sabiduria” (Alliance); Jackie Hill Perry, “Crescendo” (Fair Trade Services); Max Richter, “The Blue Notebooks” (Deutsche Grammophon); RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi), “Radio Free America” (BMG); The Sea and Cake, “All Day” (Thrill Jockey); Sevendust, “All I See Is War” (Rise); Simian Mobile Disco, “Murmurations” (Wichita); Skeletal Remains, “Devouring Mortality” (Dark Descent); Skinless, “Savagery” (Relapse); Sofi Tukker, “Treehouse” (self-released); Strung Out, “Black Out The Sky” (Fat Wreck); TesseracT, “One” (Century Media); Gene Turonis, “Gene Turonis a.k.a. Gene D. Plumber” (Bar/None); Various Artists, “Guys Go Pop! Vol. 3 1963-1965” (Teensville); Various Artists, “Runaround Who: 30 Songs Influenced By Dion DiMucci” (Teensville); Vega, “Only Human” (Frontiers); Jess Williamson, “Cosmic Wink” (Mexican Summer); Brandy Zdan, “Secretear” (Tallest Man).

• From The Vaults: Jerry Garcia, “Before the Dead” (Caroline); Buck Owens, “The Complete Capitol Singles 1967-1970)” (Omnivore).

• Soundtracks: Marco Beltrami, “A Quiet Place” (Milan).

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