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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Mike Shinoda, Christina Aguilera 5 Seconds To Summer and more...

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

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

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

• Album of the Week: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda tracks his emotional journey from the grief of Chester Bennington’s suicide last summer on “Post Traumatic” (Warner Bros.), with help from deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno, K. Flay, Machine Gun Kelly, Blackbear and grandson

• Album Title of the Week: R + R Now, “Collagically Speaking” (Blue Note);

• New & Noteworthy: Christina Aguilera, “Liberation” (RCA); Allman Brothers Band, “Peach Picks: Cream of the Crop 2003” (Peach); Arthur Buck, “Arthur Buck” (New West); The English Beat, “Here We Go Love” (Here We Go); 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Youngblood” (Capitol); Buddy Guy, “The Blues Is Alive and Well” (RCA); Johnny Marr, “Call the Comet” (New Voodoo); Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “While We’re At It” (Big Rig)

• Also Out: J.D. Allen, “Lovestone” (Savant); Marisa Anderson, “Cloud Corner” (Thrill Jockey); ASG, “Survive Sunrise” (Relapse); Dee Brown, “Remembering You” (Innervision); Olivia Chaney, “Shelter” (Nonesuch); Chromeo, “Head Over Heels” (Big Beat); CO-OP, “CO-OP” (EMP); The Darkness, “Live at Hammersmith” (Cooking Vinyl); Dead Girls Academy, “Alchemy” (Victory); Diamante, “Coming In Hot” (Better Noise); Fantastic Negrito, “Please Don’t Be Dead” (Cooking Vinyl); Gin Blossoms, “Mixed Reality” (Cleopatra); Wilko Johnson, “Blow Your Mind” (UMe); Letters From The Fire, “Letters From The Fire” (Sand Hill); Lizzy Borden, “My Midnight Things” (Metal Blade); Nick Lowe, “Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside” (Yep Roc EP); Lunatic Soul, “Under The Fragmented Skies” (KScope); Madball, “For The Cause” (Nuclear Blast); Mad Caddies, “Punk Rocksteady” (Fat Wreck Chords); Mayday Parade, “Sunnyland” (Rise); Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Bon Voyage” (Fat Possum); Neal Morse Band, “The Similitude Of A Dream: Live In Tilburg 2017” (Metal Blade); Jasmine Murray, “Fearless” (Fair Trade Services); Mystic Bowie, “Talking Dreads” (Red River); Orange Goblin, “The Wolf Bites Back” (Spinefarm); Billy Price, “Reckoning” (VizzTone); Rebelution, “Free Rein” (Easy Star); Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, “Hope Downs” (Sup Pop); Spock’s Beard, “Noise Floor” (Century Media); State Champs, “Living Proof” (Pure Noise); Hugh Trancey, “Listen All Around” (Dust To Digital); Trentemoller, “The Last Resort” (Poker Flat); Buster Williams, “Audacity” (Smoke Sessions)

• From The Vaults: Jason Becker, “Perpetual Burn: 30th Anniversary” (Sharpnel); Gene Clark, “Sings for You” (Omnivore); The Gaslight Anthem, “The ‘59 Sound Sessions” (Sideonedummy); The Killers, “Career Box” (Island); Love Unlimited, “The UNI, MCA and 20th Century Records Singles 1972-1975” (Mercury); Love Unlimited Orchestra, “The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979)” (Mercury); The Rolling Stones, “The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection: 1971-2016” (Interscope/UMe); The Rose Garden, “A Trip Through The Garden” (Omnivore); Sepultura, “Arise (Expanded Edition)” (Atlantic Catalog Group); Tom Waits, “Bawlers,” “Brawlers” and “Bastards” (Anti-/Epitaph)

• Soundtracks: Michael Biachhino, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Backlot Music);

• New Music Videos: Nora Jones, “Live At Ronnie Scott’s” (Eagle Rock); Neal Morse Band, “The Similitude Of A Dream: Live In Tilburg 2017” (Metal Blade); Various Artists, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (Columbia)

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