David Axelrod – Anthology II

Second collection from veteran orchestral fusioneer's recording career

Horace Andy – Mek It Bun

Reggae veteran and Massive Attack vocalist returns to Jamaica for a smoke

Meat Beat Manifesto – Ruok

Pioneering polemicist reinvented as sci-fi Moby

That Old Black Magic

More American recordings with Rick Rubin from everyone's favourite cowboy

28 Days Later – XL

Danny Boyle's arty horror flick started brilliantly, ended badly, and was scored by a fast-rising Brit, John Murphy. But the musical highlight is Blue States' "Season Song", which is both chilling and reassuring. Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)" is also ambivalently touching, while Grandaddy are, as ever, incapable of dullness. Not sure why Godspeed You! Black Emperor's efforts for the film don't feature, but Perri Alleyne's "Ave Maria" should cheer up disappointed crazed extremists.

Julia Fordham – Concrete Love

Comeback album from early Dido prototype

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live—1975-85

The Boss' "Rambo" period on three CDs

Jethro Tull

Remastered CD reissues of Lancastrian rockers

Thelonious Monk

Piano eccentricities from jazz maverick

Tom Paxton – Looking For The Moon

Surprisingly enjoyable album from Greenwich Village folk veteran

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