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New Music CDs Round-Up 8 | reviews, news & interviews

New Music CDs Round-Up 8

New Music CDs Round-Up 8

Best: Scuba, David Byrne, Gotan Project and Gogol Bordello. Stinker: Paul Weller

Paul 'Scuba' Rose: 'strengthening the lines of communication between dubstep and Berlin's spaced-out, immersive and ever-so-Bohemian minimal techno sound.'
This month's most intriguing and fabulous CDs are headed up by the strange and beautiful electronica of Scuba and a magnum opus from Natalie Merchant. Highlights include music from the offspring of the famous from Jakob Dylan and Harper Simon, maverick country from Willie Nelson and superior offerings from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, "hearfelt and hopping mad" music from John Grant, gypsy punk from Gogol Bordello, ethereal jazz from Food and a brace from South Africa. Stinker of the Month is the latest from the overrated Paul Weller. theartsdesk's reviewers are Robert Sandall, Joe Muggs, Russ Coffey, Graeme Thomson, Adam Sweeting, Neil Spencer, Rose Dennen, Bruce Dessau, Thomas H Green, Howard Male, Peter Quinn and Peter Culshaw.

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