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Lewis: L'Amour review a coded declaration of passion

(Light in the Attic) What a strange and singular album this is. Recorded in 1983 by one Randall Wulff a man who looks like a humanoid from Blade Runner , played the stock market, paid for the sleeve image for his vanity album with a cheque that bounced,

Mali All Stars: Bogolan Music review the best of Bamako's legendary studio

(Wrasse Records) There was a time when Malian musicians had to travel abroad to record, but Studio Bogolan changed that. Hidden away behind blue gates in Bamako, it has attracted all of the country's great stars, as well as foreign celebrities. This 28-

Morrissey: World Peace Is None of Your Business review

Just when you think human warmth is in short supply on Morrissey's new album, the old devil can still spring a surprise In 2011, Morrissey published a list of the 10 albums from his back catalogue "of which I am most proud". It offered what you might char

Daryl Hall and John Oates review persuasive, evergreen yacht rock

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow With a standing ovation mid-show, rock's most successful duo never stray far from their playboy heydey with great results "It's like the gift that keeps on giving," says John Oates, almost sheepishly. He's talking about She's

CD: Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

The Minstrel of Misery or the Poet Lauriat of Bedsitland: Morrissey has been musical marmite since he first entered the public consciousness with The Smiths’ debut single, “Hand in Glove”, over thirty years ago. World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Five things we learned from Morrissey's new album

Can Moz reinvent himself on World Peace Is None of Your Business? From ballroom balladry to mock misogyny, we count the ways he can still surprise us After the surprise success last year of Morrisseys Autobiography ( its interminable rehashes of his l

Unlocking The Secrets Of The BBC Proms

Queuing can be all part of the fun at the BBC Proms © Sam Smith The BBC Proms, dubbed the world’s largest classical music festival, are an integral part of any summer in London. Beginning on 18 July they last for eight weeks and feature 76 concerts at

Eno * Hyde, High Life, review: 'ideas in search of a song'

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde's second collaborative effort was knocked up in a week and sounds like it, says Neil McCormick

George Ezra, Wanted On Voyage, review: 'a joyous release'

George Ezra's debut has charm to spare, says Neil McCormick

Eugene McGuinness: Chroma review trippy and engaging but inconsistent

(Domino) As Miles Kane and Alex Turner's Last Shadow Puppets demonstrated, there's still plenty of mileage in gently psychedelic pop. This is Eugene McGuinness 's fourth album, and he knows his way around a tune, combining spiky guitars and lysergic ch