Records - Also Released
Suzanne Vega - Beauty and Crime (EMI) Twenty-two years in she’s still innovating in her own subtle ways. The songs remain mesmeric, filled with story and wonder and that she was the first major recording artist to play live as an avatar in online world Second Life only shows her thirst for the new.
Various - Disco Deutchland Disco (Marina) Germany and disco might not exactly be synonymous but this comes from the house that gave us the most excellent ‘In-Kraut’ comps and thus comes highly recommended.
Robert Forster and Grant McLennan - Intermission: the Best of the Solo Recordings 1990-1997 (Beggars Banquet) Two songwriters who couldn’t be more different - Forster’s drama queen to McLennan’s romantic - existed in The Go-Betweens for years. This double pack brings together the highlights of their time apart.
Various - Defected in the House: Eivissa 07 (Defected) Defected chief Simon Dunsmore unleashes a two-disc preview of what to expect from the dancefloors of the White Island this summer.
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth and Collected Works (Domino) Seminal is usually journalistic shorthand for a band who were really good but unfashionable at the time who may have been overlooked and who, with a timely reissue of their albums, makes us all realise we should have paid more attention first time. round. Young Marble Giants are seminal.