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CD Reviews:
New Music: Marvin Gaye, Alter Bridge, Jimmy Eat World, Magpie Salute and more...

By Gary Graff

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Checking out this week's new music...

Album of the Week: Marvin Gaye in concert was a rare treat, which makes "What's Going On Live" (Motown/UMe), from a May 1972 show in Washington D.C. -- his (then) first live performance in four years -- notable and newsworthy. And essential.

Album Title of the Week: Stephen Bishop, "We'll Talk About It Later in the Car" (BMG);

Did'ya Know?: The Almost -- whose "Fear Caller" (Fearless) comes out this week -- is led by Underoath singer-drummer Aaron Gillespie.

New & Noteworthy: Alter Bridge, "Walk the Sky" (Napalm); James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia); Fastball, "The Help Machine" (33/13); Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost" (Warner); Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, "Cypress Grove" (Easy Eye Sound); Jim James, Teddy Abrams & the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold); Jimmy Eat World, "Surviving" (RCA); Magpie Salute, "High Water II" (Eagle Rock); The Muffs, "No Holiday" (Omnivore); Third Eye Blind, "Screamer" (Mega Collider)

Also Out: Battles, "Juice B. Crypts" (Warp); Becky G, "Mala Santa" (RCA); Berhana, "HAN" (EQT); Brody Buster's One Man Band, "Damn! I Spilled the Blues" (VizzTone); Kristin Chambers, "Kissing Ghosts" (self-released); Clipping, "There Existed an Addiction to Blood" (Sub Pop); Drunken Hearts, "Wheels of the City" (Lo-Hi); Doc Elliott, "The Rowdy King" (Kohelet 48/Echo Hill); Jacques Greene, "Dawn Chorus" (LuckyMe); Roland Guerin, "Grass Roots" (Louisiana Red Hot); Gavin Haley, "Long Game" (Red Bull); Homeboy Sandman, "Dusty" (Mellow Music Group); Jake La Botz, "They're Coming For Me" (Hi-Style); Mark Lanegan Band, "Someone's Knocking" (Heavenly Recordings/PIAS); Libby Koch, "Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock" (Berkalin); Dan McCafferty, "Last Testament" (earMUSIC); Michael Monroe, "One Man Gang" (Silver Lining Music); Dominic Son, "Visitor" (Roll Call);Slow Hollows, "Actors" (Not Another Word/AWAL); Teleportal, "Devour" (self-released); Tomorrow x Together, "The Dream Chapter: Magic" (Big Hit Entertainment/Republic); Vagabon, "All the Women in Me" (Nonesuch); Vahagni, "The Life and Death of a Great Matador" (Vahagni Music); The Wonder Stuff, "Better Being Lucky" (Good Deeds);

From The Vaults: a-ha, "minor earth/major sky (Deluxe Edition)" (Rhino/Warner); Doors, "The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" (Rhino/Elektra); Groove Armada, "Twenty One" (Edsel); "Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit" (Southeastern); Jethro Tull, "Stormwatch: The 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition" (Rhino/Parlophone); Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue, "The Collection" (Rave On) and "Reptiles" (Rave On); Stone Temple Pilots, "Purple: Super Deluxe Edition" (Rhino/Atlantic); Various Artists, "Put the Whole Armour On: Female Black Gospel, The 1940s-1950s" (Gospel Friend)

New Holiday Albums: Rob Halford, "Celestial" (Sony); Keb' Mo', "Moonlight, Mistletoe & You" (Concord); Idina Menzel, "Christmas: A Season of Love" (Schoolboy/Decca);

New Music Videos: David Crosby, "David Crosby: Remember My Name" (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment); The Cure, "The Cure -- 40 Live: CURĘTION-25 + Anniversary" (Eagle Rock)

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