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The Xcerts

The Xcerts – Live at King Tut’s
An energise retreading of the highlights from the Aberdeen/Exeter power trio’s slight if affecting back catalogue, live, as it says, in Glasgow. (Xtra Mile)

James Yorkston & the Big Eyes Family Players – Folk Songs
More self-explanatory album title business, this time from Fife troubadour, who admirably tackles songs from the folk canon including those from Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs and Peter Kennedy. (Domino)

Squarepusher – Solo Electric Bass
Once again, the clue is in the title as the drill and bass jazzateer switches off his laptop and evokes the dextrous spirits of Hendrix and Davis using his six strings. Flea thinks he’s a god y’know. (Warp)

The Crystal Method – Divided By Night
America’s answer to The Chemical Brothers remain a relative unknown quantity here despite been arena fillers at home. Here the duo team up with a variety of collaborators including Peter Hook, Scott Weiland and Hassidic rapper Matisyahu. (Tiny E Records)

Download a free mp3 of The Crystal Method – Slipstream featuring Jason Lytle of Grandaddy.

Richard Thompson – Walking on Wire; 1968-2009
This substantial four-disc set of the legendary guitarist and songwriter’s career provides an overview from his Fairport Convention days through work with wife Linda and contemporary solo excursions. (Shout Factory!)

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