Various Artists – DFA Compilation #2

New York imprint's bumper pack of freestyle punk-funk

William Shatner – Has Been

The stars come out for Captain Kirk

All Roads Lead To Land

Incredible String Band banjoist wanders up the garden path

Lydia Lunch – Smoke In The Shadows

Noirish return to form from veteran art-punk

Frank Black Francis – Black Gold

Frank Black Francis: the beginning and the end. One could treat these two dramatically different discs as bookends to Pixies history if the band hadn't just completed a triumphant reunion tour, while talk of a new album continues.

Mavis Staples – Have A Little Faith

First solo album from gospel legend in more than a decade

The Crickets – The Crickets And Their Buddies

JJ, Sonny and Joe enlist some top pals for a nostalgic yomp
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