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Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back

Thankfully not a cover of the Savage Garden song, this is the first new music in eight years from Karen Dreijer Andersson, and it’s great. Synth-heavy and perky enough, and accompanied by a bonkers video that’ll doubtless scare the kids. New album please Karen


A Perfect Circle – The Doomed

Jesus but this is great. And it’d want to be, considering their last album was 13 years ago. Keenan, Howerdel, Iha and McJunkins all present and correct, with Jeff Friedl replacing Josh Freese on drums. Billy Howerdel has confirmed a new album is on the way, but not this year.

MGMT – Little Dark Age

Everyone loved their debut album, no-one liked the follow-up, and I liked the third. ‘Little Dark Age’ is the lead single and title track from MGMT’s newie, which will be released on Columbia Records next year


Eagles – Hotel California (Live in Los Angeles, 1976)

The smuggest band to ever grace God’s good earth release a 40th Anniversary edition of their Hotel California album on November 24th. Even people who don’t like the Eagles like this song, and it’s interesting to hear a live version performed months before the album was even in the shops

Bob Seger – Busload Of Faith

The Seger has a new album on the way, and the first taster from it is a cover of a Lou Reed song. ‘Busload Of Faith’ originally appeared on Lou’s late-period masterpiece New York. The Seger’s new album I Knew You When comes out November 17th. Heartland Rock ahoy!


New Album Of The Week
Jessie Ware – Glasshouse

Jessie Ware Glasshouse 2017 out the same day as the George Michael Listen Without Prejudice reissue

The third album from Miss Ware is hugely enjoyable. All the songs are built around her voice, cos if you have a voice like hers, it comes first. Highlight is ‘Last Of The True Believers’, a duet with The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan, but the rest of the album is wonderful too



Reissue Of The Week
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

Listen Without Prejudice George Michael

We’ve been waiting for this one for months.  We’ve gone into detail about it here, but having heard it now, it’s been worth the wait. Especially the Unplugged set, which is just an absolute joy.

We miss him even more than we thought we would. R.I.P. George, you magnificent bastard.

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