Also released: Music
The Law - A Measure of Wealth (Local Boy)
Finally edging out from the sizeable shadow of their kin The View with a more accomplished, indie rock flavour of their own.
David Gray - Draw the Line (Polydor)
12 million albums in, Gray remains the acceptable face of stadium-sized introspection.
Pixie Lott - Turn It Up (Mercury)
Britain fashion’s their own sassy retort to Lady Gaga, a nation sighs at the mediocrity of it all.
Paramore - Brand New Eyes (Fuelled By Ramen)
Surpassing their mentor Pete Wentz’s band Fall Out Boy with more boisterous emo pop turns.
Big Star - Reissues (Universal)
The band without whom there would be no Teenage Fanclub have their two classic albums Radio City and #1 Records re-mastered and expanded.
Various - A Boy’s Own Odyssey (Defected)
As if this month’s Hacienda comp wasn’t enough, here’s more hazy recollections of the halycon days of acid house mixing Underworld, Happy Mondays and Bocca Juniors in Boy’s Own’s own inimitable style.
Tommy Reilly - Words on the Floor (A&M)
An assured debut of the heartfelt, thoughtful pop produced by Bernard Butler, from the Torrance teen.
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson - Break Up (ATCO)
Showing continued musical balls of steel, Johansson collaborates with the articulate alt.pop man on a song cycle depicting a tempestuous relationship.