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CD Reviews:
New Music: Imagine Dragons, Beatles, Muse, Lil Peep and more...

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

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Checking out this week’s new music releases…(Out Nov. 9)

Album of the Week: Imagine Dragons' fourth album, "Origins" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope), keeps the format-straddling Las Vegas group's saga going with a dozen new tracks -- including "Zero" from the film "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

Album Title of the Week: All That Remains, "Victim of the New Disease" (Razor & Tie);

New & Noteworthy: The Beatles, "The Beatles (Expanded Edition)" (Apple/UMe); Charles Bradley, "Black Velvet" (Daptone); Sarah Brightman, "Hymn" (Decca Gold); Kane Brown, "Experiment" (Sony Music Nashville); Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, "The Capitol Studio Sessions" (Verve); Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Electric Ladyland: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set" (Experience Hendrix/Legacy); Lil Peep, "Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1 & Pt. 2" (Columbia); Muse, "Simulation Theory" (Warner Bros.); Ted Nugent, "The Music Made Me Do It" (Round Hill Music)

Also Out: Ace of Cups, "Ace of Cups" (High Moon); Christine Andreas, "Piaf: No Regrets" (P.S. Classics); Anitta, "(Solo)" (Trilingual); Architects UK, "Holy Hell" (Epitaph); Blair Bryant, "Cerulean Blue" (Innervision); Matt Campbell, "The Man With Everything" (Flour Sack Cape); Philip Chaffin, "Will He Like Me?" (P.S. Classics); Crowder, "I Know a Ghost" (sixsteprecords); Cult Leader, "A Patient Man" (Deathwish); Bob Daisley and Friends, "More Blues for Gary" (Earmusic); Warrel Dane, "Shadow Work" (Century Media); Robben Ford, "Purple House" (Earmusic); The Glands, "Double Coda" (New West); Gibson Brothers, "Mockingbird" (Easy Eye Sound); Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mouthers, "Bought To Rot" (Bloodshot); I Don't Know How But They Found Me, "1981 Extended Play" (Fearless); Mon Laferte, "Norma" (Universal Latino); David & Tamela Mann, "Us Against the World" (Tilly Mann); J. Mascis, "Elastic Days" (Sub Pop); Masta Ace & Marco Polo, "A Breukelen Story" (Fat Beats); Rhett Miller, "The Messenger" (ATO); Nordic Union, "Second Coming" (Frontiers); Stephen Pearcy, "View to a Thrill" (Frontiers); The Piano Guys, "Limitless" (Sony Masterworks); Psycroptic, "As the Kingdom Drowns" (Prosthetic); Red Dragon Cartel, "Patina" (Frontiers); The Revivalists, "Take Good Care" (Loma Vista); Thalia, "Valiente" (Sony Latin U.S.);Timber, "The Family" (Burnside); Too Short, "The Pimp Tape" (Dangerous Muse); Various Artists, "A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute" (Purple Pyramid) Vintage Trouble, "Chapter II -- EP I" (McGhee Entertainment); Washed Out, "High Times" (Washed Out)

From The Vaults: Big Country, "Live at Rockpalast" (Made in Germany); Marianne Faithfull, "Come and Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-69" (ABKCO); Fleet Foxes, "First Collection 2006-2009" (Sub Pop); Fastball, "All the Pain That Money Can Buy: 20th Anniversary Edition" (Omnivore); Jethro Tull, "This Was: 50th Anniversary Edition" (Rhino/Parlophone); Ben Sidran, "Ben There, Done That: Ben Sidran Live Around the World (1975-2015)" (Sunset Blvd); Train, "Greatest Hits" (Columbia); Various Artists, "Confessin' the Blues" (BMG)

New Holiday Albums: Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Christmas Rocks! Live" (Surfdog); Cambridge Choir of King's College, "100 Years of Nine Lesson & Carols" (King's College); Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra, "The Complete Christmas Albums" (Real Gone); Sufjan Stevens, "Songs For Christmas" (Asthmatic Kitty); Various Artists, "Have Yourself a Swingin' Little Christmas" (Bear Family); Various Artists, "The Complete Christmas on the Ponderosa" (Real Gone);

Soundtracks: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Columbia); "Head Over Heels: Original Broadway Cast Recording" (Sony Classical)

New Music DVDS: Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Christmas Rocks! Live" (Surfdog); Sheryl Crowe, "Live at the Capitol Theatre" (Cleopatra); Grateful Dead, "Long Strange Trip" (DVD)

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