Album review

All About Eve - Iceland

With All About Eve clambering cannily back towards the profile they enjoyed in the '80s, this seven-track snowstorm is a stopgap, a "Christmas special", before their return proper. Its wintry themes include three bizarre cover versions—Wham's "Last Christmas", Aled Jones' "Walking In The Air" and Queen's "A Winter's Tale"—which, if nothing else, prove they have funny bones. Elsewhere, old hit "December" is radically revamped and "Cold" is an effective instrumental. Julianne Regan's voice is frustratingly under-used, but it's a joy to hear them tumbling down our chimneys again.

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...