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Ariel Pink - Pom Pom ****
Like a one man episode of Family Guy, the flagrantly un-PC Ariel Pink has managed to start a small scale indie world moral outrage in the lead-up to this sprawling 17-track double album.
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Like music's very own Alan Carr crossed with Wayne Coyne, Pink is a bedroom demo geek who has evolved into a master of frazzled gonzo pop. Andy Warhol of lo-fi pop or puerile man child? Either way, Pom Pom is quite a trip. Alan Corr
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Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys - TOY
Already a long-established star in his own mind, self-styled lounge punk Jaime Nanci ushers us back into a golden bygone era on his sparkling debut album.
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It's an age seeped in romance and populated by rakish beautiful losers. With killer quintet The Blueboys providing a rolling, jazzy backdrop, the Dublin singer is a loveable rouge and TOY is an impishly seductive piece of work. Alan Corr
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Jennifer Evans - Works... ***1/2
Jennifer Evans took her time with her debut album - we're well over four years on from a calling card EP - and time is what the listener will have to free up plenty of to get the most from Works from the Dip and Foul. There are no quick clicks or obvious choices here.
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Evans has real from-the-floor-up power in her voice, and she wraps it around corkscrew arrangements where jazz sultriness and even the guitar parts of Fugazi are among the many reference points. Harry Guerin
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Charles Lloyd Manhattan Stories
Recorded in in 1965 in two long-gone New York venues - Judson Hall and Slugs Saloon - these two live performances feature saxophonist and flautist Charles Lloyd, leading a quartet comprising guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Pete La Roca. Elemental in tone, these recordings have a raw, unpolished quality and the primal feeling for the repertoire must be admired. P Kehoe
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Bryan Ferry - Avonmore ***
At an artfully dishevelled 69, Bryan Ferry rolls back the years on a glittering 14th studio album that seeks to re-connect with the glamorous demimonde of mid to late seventies Roxy Music.
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He prowls like a tuxedoed Pepé Le Pew over an exotica of sly grooves, flickers of wha wha guitar, alto sax, and gorgeous bass lines and a stately sense of romanticised ennui dominates.
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It's kept at a pleasant, foot-tapping low simmer throughout. Ferry has aged with grace and he still has something to say. Alan Corr
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