Nora O’Connor – Til The Dawn

Sometime bartender, midwife and reverend, O'Connor's true calling may lie as a remarkable interpreter of song. Though recent years have found her adding dewy vocal harmonies for Andrew Bird's Bowl Of Fire (and Mavis Staples), her solo debut is long overdue. A brace of impressive originals—"My Backyard", "Tonight"—are whispers of classic honky-tonk, but she truly shines on covers of James (Squirrel Nut Zippers) Mathus' "Bottoms" and "Nightingale", twisting each into the kind of lovelorn ballad Alison Krauss would kill for.

U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Bono and the boys reunite with Steve Lillywhite for that difficult 14th album

Clive Palmer – All Roads Lead To Land

Incredible String Band banjoist wanders up the garden path

Death In Vegas – Satan’s Circus

Rewarding diversion into Krautrock, plus bonus live CD

The Rolling Stones – Live Licks

Seventh live album from Mick, Keef and the boys.
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