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Art Brut Art Brut Vs Satan (Cooking Vinyl) After being disposed of by major label EMI, Art Brut are back and seemingly fizzing in the face of the cynical music business. But it’s not all anger and Satan, there’s still classic Art Brut bop-ability here too.
Kid606 Shout at the Döner (Tigertbeat6/Very Friendly) With a strange album title describing that excruciating moment when you squiffily drop that freshly bought kebab onto the pavement, Kid606’s latest output is similarly odd, with swashes of electronic noise and techno bombast.
Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe (Mute) Everyone’s favourite synth overlords, Depeche Mode, return. Old-timers with a reputation to maintain? Always an interesting listen.
Booker T Potato Hole (Anti) First solo album in 20 years? Sounds like risky business, but then again, this is Booker T. The legendary soul and funk maestro returns and with Neil Young and Drive-By Truckers enlisted for instrumental purposes, he means business.
The Broken Family Band Please and Thank You (Cooking Vinyl) The Broken Family Band hit us again with their seventh album and they’ve stripped their sound down into a heady smörgåsbord of guitar, bass and drums. Simple, but that doesn’t mean ineffective, with the album loosely based on the idea of ‘being nice to people’. Bless.