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CD Reviews:
New Music: Mike Posner, Future, Papa Roach, "Pretty Woman" and more...

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

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019

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

Album of the Week: Southfield native Mike Posner's fourth full album, the diverse "A Real Good Kid" (Island), brings him back to music after a spoken-word effort, with deeply personal songs inspired by the deaths of his father and his friend Avicii as well as a romantic breakup.

Album Title of the Week: The Flesh Eaters, "I Used to Be Pretty" (Yep Rock)

New & Noteworthy: Future, "The Wizrd" (Freebandz/Epic); Greensky Bluegrass, "All For Money" (Big Blue Zoo); Guster, "Look Alive" (Ocho Mule/Nettwerk); Joe Jackson, "Fool" (Earmusic); LP, "Heart To Mouth" (BMG); Papa Roach, "Who Do You Trust?" (ElevenSeven); "Pretty Woman: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" (Atlantic); The Steel Woods, "Old News" (Woods/Thirty Tigers); Various Artists, "John Lennon 75th Brithday Celebration" (Blackbird); M. Ward, "What a Wonderful Industry" (self-released);

Also Out: A Cat Called Fritz, "The Tribulations and Life Of..." (Wrasse); A Pale Horse Named Death, "when the World Coems Undone" (Long Branch); Acid Cannibals, "Horny For Tomorrow" (Hominid Sounds); Alkaline Trio, "Goddamnit!" (Asian Man); Angelo De Augustine, "Tomb" (Asthmatic Kitty); Another Sky, "Apple Tree" (Fiction); Antena, "Camino del Sol" (Numero); Arch Enemy, "Covered in Blood" (Century Media); Architects, "Holy Hell" (Epitaph); Ar'mon & Trey, "Right Back" (Yellow Ink/Warner Bros.); At the Gates, "A Mirror in Black" (Century Media); Jill Barber, "Chansons" (Outside); Richard Barbieri, "Variants 1 & 2" (Kscope); Bolt Thrower, "Realm of Chaos" (Earache); Liz Brasher, "Painted Image" (Fat Possum); Danny Burns, "North Country" (Bonfire); Cane Hill, "Kills the Sun" (Rise); Carousel Kings, "Unity" (Ci); Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD); Richard Durand, "The Air We Breathe" (Black Hole); Dust Bolt, "Trapped in Chaos" (Napalm); Steve Gunn, "The Unseen Inbetween" (Matador); Juliana Hatfield, "Weird" (American Laundromat); Hold Close, "Time" (Hopeless); Hot Water Music, "A Fight and a Crash" (Epitaph); Cody Johnson, "Ain't NOthin' To It" (Atlanta/Elektra); Kidz Bop Kids, "Kidz Bop 39" (Razor & Tie); Lahmia, "Resilience" (Scarlet); Laps, "Who Me?" (DFA); Cecilia LOpez, "Red Machinic Fantasies" (XL); Lost Kings, "Paper Crowns" (Disruptor/RCA); Lost Under Heaven, "Love Hates What You Become" (Mute); Maarit, "Sumuinen Puutarha" (Columbia); Mad Professor, "Dubbing With Anansi" (Ariwa); Magnum, "Live at the Symphony Hall" (STeamhammer); Malevolent Creatiion, "the 13th Beaast" (Century Media); Harvey Mandel, "Righteous" (Philips/Purple Pyramid); Steve Mason, "About the Light" (Double Six/Domino); Massacre, "From Beyond" (Earache); Alice Merton, "Mint" (Mom+Pop); Motorcade, "Motorcade" (Idol); Terry Ohms, "Terryfirma" (Cornelius Chapel); Oomph!, "Ritual" (Napalm); Pedro The Lion, "Phoenix" (Polyvinyl); Pierce Pettis, "Father's Son" (Compass); Quavo, "Quavo Huncho" (Quality Control); Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol); Seth Rosenbloom, "Keep on Turning" (HOLMZ); Mark Stewart and the Mafia, "Jerusalem" (Mute); SWMRS, "Trashbag Baby" (Fueled By Ramen); Thursday, "Full Collapse" (Victory); Toro y Moi, "Outer Peace" (Carpark); Trollfest, "Norwegian Fairytales" (NoiseArt/Napalm); TYT, "The Knight's Pledge" (Warner Music); The Vagabonds, "V" (Blue Elan); Various Artists, "John Lennon 75th Brithday Celebration" (Blackbird); Vortex, "Lighthouse" (PRC);Alice Wallace, "Into the Blue" (Rebelle Road); Zed, "Desperaton Blues" (Ripple)

From the Vaults: Dexter Gordon Quartet, "San Francisco 1982" (Hi Hat); Grateful Dead, "Dave's Picks: Vol. 23" (DeadNet/Rhino); Iron Butterfly, "Live in Copenhagen 1971" (Purple Pyramid); "Dave Mason & Cass Elliot" (Cherry Red); Ma Rainey, "The Definitive Collection: 1924-1928" (Acrobat); Soul Asylum, "While YOu Were Out/Clam Dip & Other Delights" (Omnivore)

Soundtracks: "Fate/Extella" (Sony);

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