Ben Vaughn – Glasgow Time

US TV soundtracker (3rd Rock From The Sun), producer (Ween) and Alex Chilton collaborator makes sunny Scotpop with Norman Blake and co

Various – Homesleep2: Cover Songs

Italian lo-fi indie label collates impressive covers album

This Month In Soundtracks

The producers of 8 Mile expect it to do for hip hop what The Blackboard Jungle did for rock'n'roll and Saturday Night Fever did for disco. As Eminem is already far and away the biggest-selling recording star in America, you kind of wonder where there is left for him to cross over to. Nevertheless, word is the movie's a highly successful Rocky-type dream-fulfilment tale of poor-kid-becomes-rap-star. The soundtrack, however, isn't some nightmare hybrid of "Eye Of The Tiger" and "Stayin' Alive".

Various Artists – The Very Best Of World Duets

First and Third world meetings in music

Chairmen Of The Board – Finder’s Keepers: The Invictus Anthology

Three-CD, 64-track compilation of unsung '70s soul visionaries

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Self-selecting career highlights overview

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

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