Music Reviews

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy: The Best Of

Son of an Arkansas share-cropper made good

Lo Fidelity Allstars - Abstract Funk Theory

Tenth in the series exploring influences on modern dance music

Toppermost Of The Coppermost

Reissue of blonde wonders' five studio albums. In other words, Sting when he was good

Show Me The Money

Two CDs of remixes from the eternally bloody-minded Richard D James

Love - Comes In Colours: The Stereo Masters 1966-1969

Fully expanded reissue of Love brilliance culled from band's Elektra period

Lenny Bruce - Lenny Bruce Originals Vol 2

Bad taste personified, they said. Comic genius, in other words

Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging

Green On Red - Gas Food LodgingLong overdue reissued twofer of pioneering US country-bloozesters

The Walkabouts - Watermarks: Selected Songs 1991-2001

Decade-spanning compilation of Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson's alt.country trailblazers

Back From Heaven

Definitive collection honouring late rap pioneer

The Human League

The first two albums from Sheffield's poppiest electro pioneers, now remastered

Tremeloes - Marmalade

Deep baroque pop from '60s stalwarts and psych-pop from Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Glaswegians

The Pretty Things

Not especially distinguished albums reissued

Fred Frith

Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist

Shooting Star

The Big Star flew solo, jumped back to his Southern roots, then went live in London

Jimmy Scott - Falling In Love Is Wonderful

First proper release in 40 years for landmark in American popular singing

Harry Nilsson - The Point

Fairytale concept album from 1970 that evolved into first feature-length, made-for-TV animated...

Soft Machine - Backwards

Six previously unreleased demos from era of Volume Two (1969) and Third (1970)

Various Artists - When The Sun Goes Down Vols 1-4

An exploration of rock'n'roll's roots, spanning 1926 to 1955

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of...

Cherry-picked selection from original Mac man who had the blues word perfect

Hank Williams - Come September

Portrait of a tragic country genius

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Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...