Mick Farren – People Call You Crazy: The Story Of Mick Farren

Career retrospective including work with The Deviants and solo outings

Secret Affair – Time For Action: The Anthology

Mod revivalists' demos and rarities

TLC – Crazysexycool

Mid-price reissue of '90s R&B landmark

Kylie Minogue

Aussie's 'difficult' period with help from Manics, McAloon and Neil Tennant; plus extra remix/rarities CDs

Lonnie Youngblood Feat.Jimi Hendrix – Two Great Experiences

Very early Hendrix tapes dusted down by his sax mate

Tupelo Honey

Box set of previously unheard recordings by most famous singer ever

Roxy Music – Avalon

Some imagined that by Avalon, Roxy Music had degenerated into non-ironic AOR. But the sounds on this, the biggest-selling album of their career, are as avant-garde as anything they'd ever done, just more subtle, Ferry having exchanged art attack for ambient seduction. Remember this came out in spring 1982, as New Pop was peaking—it's as if the Godfather had returned to show the rookies how elegant isolation should really be expressed. Throughout there are expressions of Ferry's uncertainty, plus evidence they'd been listening to Joy Division and Jan Garbarek.

Ron Wood – Always Wanted More

Specially priced compilation lacking in sleevenotes

The Fall

Mark E Smith compilation overload continues

The Animals – Let It Rock

Boisterous live recording from 1963

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