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Bobby Womack – The Poet

Womack updates his material for the 80s, creating grown-up sensual soul.

Ladyhawke – Anxiety

Pip Brown’s overdue second LP is as tight and catchy as a baseball mitt.

The Invisible – Rispah

A set of contemplation and catharsis, maintaining its emotional grip for a long time.

The Band Perry – The Band Perry

Radio-friendly country fare, exceptionally produced but lacking originality.

Hollie Cook – Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub

Modern-day dub with authentic depth.

Karin Krog and Bengt Hallberg – Cabin in the Sky

Krog is on absolutely top form, while Hallberg sounds just like himself.

Gallon Drunk – The Road Gets Darker From Here

Seventh album of darkly rockin’ blues from Londoners channelling spirits of New Orleans.

George Frideric Handel – Alceste (soprano: Lucy Crowe; tenor: Benjamin Hulett; bass-baritone: Andrew Foster-Williams;...

The incomplete ‘incidental music’ for Alceste, conducted with liveliness and sensitivity.

Flats – Better Living

Debut album from a band that probably relishes getting on as many nerves as possible.

Jack Savoretti – Before the Storm

Third album of gruffly sensitive strum-pop from tousle-haired Italian-English Londoner.

TrioVD – Maze

One of the most inventive and transgressive albums you’ll encounter this year.

Architects – Daybreaker

A fine fifth album from the Brighton metallers, set to stand the test of time.

The Pond – The Pond

An elegant, charming and quietly profound record.

Public Image Ltd – This is PiL

Rotten returns with a curious mixture of rage and nostalgia.

Dexys – One Day I’m Going to Soar

Dexys are back with wisdom and wings. Some of us never doubted.

The Bamboos – Medicine Man

The Australians’ hybrid soul and funk sound continues to impress.

2:54 – 2:54

A collection of mature and addictive tracks from sisters doing it their own way.

Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

The truth about Regina Spektor is that quirky isn't the half of it.

Sugar – Copper Blue

NME’s Album of the Year for 1992 reissued with a wealth of worthwhile extras.

Rumer – Boys Don’t Cry

Sarah Joyce covers male songwriters both culty and canonical on album number two.



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