Bobby Womack – Looking For A Love: The Best Of Bobby Womack 1968-76

Fine compilation from influential soul legend who wrote "It's All Over Now"

Ian Brown – Tricky

Latest instalments in sister"I-bet-you-didn't-expect-me-to-like-that" series

Radio 4 – Gotham!

Re-release of NY punk-funk debut, with bonus disc

Phil Ochs – Cross My Heart:An Introduction To Phil Ochs

Patchy selection from the man Quentin Tarantino called "a musical journalist, a chronicler of his time"

Yes

It's been a long crawl back to credibility for prog titans Yes, but things seem to be shifting in their favour of late. There's a new wave of young bands emerging, unafraid to wear their prog influences on their sleeves (The Mars Volta, Cave In, Beecher) and the old sods themselves are attracting 'celebrity' plaudits (The Flaming Lips, PiL's Keith Levene, Vincent Gallo). This is as it should be—contrary to post-punk dogma, Yes were never a joyless listen.

Japan – David Sylvian

Remastered and elaborately repackaged reissues of nearly everything Sylvian and Co did in the '80s

The Sound And The Fury

Set fire to anything. Set fire to the air," urged John Cale at the beginning of Music For A New Society. That 1982 masterpiece was the evisceration of a man whose fractured psyche was mirrored perfectly by songs arranged in jagged, improvisatory style; a knife held at the throat of sweetness. Now he reappears with his first album of songs for seven years, and his finest album in any genre for over two decades.

Fannypack – So Stylistic

Savvy electro-rap trio from Brooklyn make their debut

Not So Different Strokes

Hotly-anticipated second album from New York's finest

The Neptunes – The Neptunes Present… Clones

A future greatest hits compilation from the hip hop producers with the keys to the kingdom
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