Short Cuts

Also released this month...

A Boy’s Own Story

Pick'n'mix four-CD retrospective from original '80s New Popsters, including demos, remixes, rarities and previously unreleased tracks

Badfinger – Head First

Ill-starred, Badfinger's final album before guitarist/vocalist Pete Ham's suicide was designed to annoy. Made in 1975, it finally saw the light of day in 2000. Given the nature of "Hey,…

Ghost Ship

Hackneyed, supernatural horror yarn

La Peau Douce

Sandwiched, chronologically, in between Jules Et Jim (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1964), La Peau Douce (The Soft Skin) is an intriguing anomaly in the François Truffaut canon. A neo-Hitchcockian tale…

Jeff Klein – Everybody Loves A Winner

Following labelmate Jesse Malin's success, twentysomething Jeff Klein's take on warped American mores pitches up in a darker backwater. Opener "Everything I Alright" is a suicidal arsonist's tale built around…

Eyes Adrift

Nirvana bassist's triumphant return

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – Wea

Underwhelmed as we are by franchise McBlockbusters, this score's by the really rather talented Howard Shore, who was responsible for the coolly sexy sounds which rippled under David Cronenberg's Crash.…

The Studio One Story

The history of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's legendary Jamaican studio is told through interviews, copious amounts of music and historical footage. There are also plenty of interesting diversions, such as a…

Singles

Set in grunge-era Seattle, Cameron Crowe's quick-off-the-mark 1992 romantic ensemble comedy managed to corral members of Pearl Jam into the mix alongside Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell…

Cuban Heals

One of the greatest living exponents of American roots music teams up with leading Cuban rock guitarist for 12 examples of virtuoso twanging

Audioslave

Long-mooted supergroup finally release debut

Serene

Promising opener from US alt.rock quartet