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PAUL KELLY Na­ture

De­spite the ti­tle, there are no wild sur­prises on Na­ture, Kelly’s 24th stu­dio al­bum, just a dozen songs fea­tur­ing his trade­mark jan­gly gui­tar chords and sand­pa­per vo­cals. What is new­for the Mel­bourne singer­song­writer is a change in method­ol­ogy – the ma­jor­ity of tracks were cre­ated as po­ems first, ei­ther his own (‘Lit­tle Wolf’) or of more es­tab­lished writ­ers, in­clud­ing Dy­lan Thomas (‘And Death Shall Have No Do­min­ion’) and Sylvia Plath (‘Mush­rooms’), be­fore the tunes were added. (Out Oct. 12)

PARCELS Parcels

For those fa­mil­iar with their 2017 Daft Punk-pro­duced sin­gle, ‘Overnight’, it won’t be a sur­prise that the first two tracks on the de­but al­bum by this By­ron Bay-bred, Ber­lin­based five-piece are the ‘Get Lucky’-ish party jams ‘Come­down’ and ‘Light­enup’. And, yes, all the ti­tles are spelt like that. But Parcels is more than just a good-time Chic homage, with a clutch of more laid-back tracks al­low­ing the band to carve out a funk-meets-syn­th­pop sound they can call their own. (Out Oct. 12)

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