Album review

Various Artists - Commercial Break

Disregard the somewhat naff concept that holds this album together—this is actually a fantastically eclectic cross-genre trawl featuring material by The Kinks (Pretty Polly, Yellow Pages, Weetabix), Toots And The Maytals (Adidas), Jonathan Richman (Tennents), Marmalade (Gap), Carl Douglas (McDonald's) and Joey Ramone (Citroën). One question: anyone out there remember a Pot Noodle ad set to the strains of Motörhead's "Ace Of Spades"?

Rating: 4 / 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...