Also Released - Music
Grace Jones - Hurricane (Wall of Sound) She’s been a bitchy Bond girl, Andy Warhol’s muse and a terrifyingly cool 70s disco diva. She’s back after a 20 year pause, with an album worked on by Brian Eno and Sly & Robbie.
The Cure - 4:13 Dream (Suretone/ Gellen) Robert Smith soundalikes seem to be all over the shop at the moment. But here’s the original back-comb and eyeliner loving post-punker, on the band’s 13th album to date.
Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs (SonyBMG) A treasure trove of songs for fans of the chameleonic troubadour. Part eight of the Bootleg Series is available as a two CD collection or deluxe limited edition set with a bonus disc and book of singles artwork.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Is it the Sea? (Domino) Edinburgh’s Harem Scarem and Glasgow’s Alex Neilson make a rousing, rootsy sound during their tour around Scotland with Kentucky’s alt.country son, BPB.
Deerhunter - Microcastle (4AD) Dreamy, delicate, borderline spiritual moments fuse with chaotic garage rock on this follow up to Cryptograms.
Max Richter - 24 Postcards in Full Colour (Fat Cat) Entering musical no-man’s land – the mobile phone ringtone – the Edinburgh-based classical-meets-electronica composer tries to find a bit of hidden beauty in the medium.
Sugababes - Catfights and Spotlights (Island) How time flies. The in-your-face pop dollies are already on their sixth album, and this time the ladies are squaring up to Motown and Abba pop styles for a disco showdown.