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Listening Room: Nick Piunti, Scars on Broadway, Jonathan Davis, Kanye West and more...

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

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018

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Checking out this week’s new music releases…

• Album of the Week: Detroit power pop specialist Nick Piunti is in fine form on his latest release, “Temporary High” (JEM), joined by kindred spirit Chris Richards and members of the Verve Pipe on this catch as all get-out 10-songs set.

• Album Title of the Week: Wisdom In Chains, “Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness” (Fast Break!);

New & Noteworthy: Apocalypse Blues Review, “The Shape Of Blues To Come” (Provogue); Jonathan Davis, “Black Labyrinth” (Sumerian);Al Di Meola, “Elegant Gypsy & More Live” (Earmusic); Goo Goo Dolls, “The Audience Is This Way” (Warner Bros.);The Internet, “Hive Mind” (Columbia); Daron Malakian/Scars On Broadway, “Dictator” (Scarred For Life); Lori McKenna, “The Tree” (CN); Punch Brothers, “All Ashore” (Nonesuch); Kanye West, “ye” (Def Jam);

• Also Out: Aftermath, “Vermine” (PRC); Alborosie, “Alborosie Meets The Wailers United” (Greensleeves); Pat Barrett, “Pat Barrett” (Bowyer & Bow); Apollo Brown and Locksmith, “No Question” (Mello); Covet, “Effloresce” (Triple Crown); Dorothy, “28 Days In The Valley” (Roc Nation); Epica, “Epica Vs. Attack On Titan Songs” (Nuclear Blast); Damon Fowler, “The Whiskey Bayou Session” (Select O); Front Line Assembly, “WarMech” (Artofact); Jellies, “77:78” (Pias America); Jungle Rot, “Jungle Rot” (Victory); Khorada, “Salt” (Prophecy); Kyle, “Light Of Mine” (Atlantic); Luluc, “Sculptor” (Sub Pop); Marlowe, “Marlowe” (Mello Music); Meg Myers, “Take Me To The Disco” (300 Entertainment); Odesza, “Summer’s Gone” (Foreign Family); Powerwolf, “The Sacrament Of Sin” (Napalm); R + R Now, “Collagically Speaking” (Blue Note);

Nathan Salisburg, “Third” (No Quarter); Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Big Band, “West Side Story Reimagined” (Jazzheads); Skeletonwitch, “Devouring Radiant Light” (Prosthetic); Strunz & Farah, “Tales Of Two Guitars” (Selva); This Agony Scene, “Tormentor” (Cooking Vinyl); Trash Boat, “Crown Shyness” (Hopeless); “Ulver,” “Shadows Of The Sun” (House of Mythology); Upchurch and Demun Jones, “The Oven” (Rahhh); Wisdom In Chains, “Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness” (Fast Break!);

• From The Vaults: Big Pun, “Capital Punishment: 20th Anniversary Picture Disc” (Legacy); Chicago, “Hot Streets (Expanded and Remastered)” (Friday Music); Death, “Individual Thought Patterns: 25 Year Anniversary Edition,” “Leprosy: 30 Year Anniversary Edition” (Relapse); John Fogerty, “Eye of the Zombie,” “Deja Vu All Over Again” (BMG); Public Image Ltd., “The Public Image Is Rotten: Songs From The Heart” (Virgin); Soul Asylum, “Made To Be Broken,” “Say What You Will...Everything Can Happen” (Omnivore);

• Soundtracks: Mick Gordon, “Doom -- Original Game Soundtrack” (Laced); Mike Patton, “1922” (Ipecac)

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