Af­ter MGMT, the Class of ’08 re­union con­tin­ues apace with the re­turn of Vam­pire Week­end, whose third al­bum ( is out next week. On first lis­ten, this stu­dio ver­sion of doesn’t quite match up to the live ver­sion they de­buted last year. But it’s an in­fec­tiou

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Ya Hey Brian May isn’t afraid of ridicule. If he were, he wouldn’t cam­paign on be­half of an an­i­mal to which he bears such an un­canny phys­i­cal re­sem­blance. (I mean, do you see Rod Ste­wart out sav­ing the Shet­land pony?) But Bad­ger Song – think Un­der­world’s Born Slippy, with the word “bad­ger” re­plac­ing “lager” – is so bla­tantly so­lic­it­ing our ridicule that I’m re­fus­ing to play ball. In fact, I like it. I think it’s a good song. youtube.com

Columbia Yes, Daft Punk’s ex­cel­lent come­back sin­gle has al­ready been out a few weeks. But you haven’t truly ex­pe­ri­enced it un­til you’ve seen Alan Par­tridge get­ting funky to it. A truly rev­e­la­tory ex­pe­ri­ence. par­tridgeget­slucky.com

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