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THE LAT­EST AL­BUM RE­LEASES RATED AND RE­VIEWED

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PARTY OVER HERE... LIVE IN LON­DON TERRORVISI­ON

IT’S been 25 years since Terrorvisi­on un­leashed How To Make Friends And In­flu­ence Peo­ple and the York­shire-based rock­ers haven’t lost any of their swag and bravado.

Party Over Here... Live In Lon­don, the re­sult of a 2018 tour, is ev­ery­thing any­one who loved them the first time could have wished for.

The funk is still there, Tony Wright’s voice doesn’t seem to have changed.

From the slower Some Peo­ple Say to the an­themic pop rock of Obliv­ion, Terrorvisi­on are lead­ing the charge as Brit rock re­turns.

COS­MIC WIND LION BABE

NEW York­based duo Lion

Babe re­leased their de­but

Be­gin in 2016.

Last year saw the re­lease of sin­gles, funky The Wave and the mel­low Honey­dew. The lat­est sin­gle Western World is in­spired by Pet Shop Boys’ clas­sic West End Girls and is a funky strut through New York streets.

This is funk and soul with a ga­lac­tic vibe. Its sound is con­sis­tent but at times this means tracks merge into one, yet there’s the up­lift­ing, bass-heavy Hit The Ceil­ing to liven things up, while Dif­fer­ent Planet is a slow groove that gets un­der the skin.

It’s a laid­back al­bum per­fect for wind­ing down in the early hours.

TALK IS CHEAP (30TH AN­NIVER­SARY REISSUE) KEITH RICHARDS

RICHARDS’

1988 de­but solo al­bum, Talk Is

Cheap gave him space to stretch out, slow down and re­turn to his roots. A 30th-an­niver­sary reissue shows why this time away from Mick Jagger was so needed.

Noth­ing rev­o­lu­tion­ary here – Dr John-es­que voodoo funk and guest ap­pear­ances from a host of stars, in­clud­ing Par­lia­men­tFunkadeli­c’s Bootsy Collins on bass.

Six pre­vi­ously un­re­leased tracks show a playful troupe of mu­si­cians in full flow. The sound is one of cathar­sis – like Richards get­ting it all out of his sys­tem. A year later he re­joined Jagger for the Steel Wheels al­bum and a world tour.

Bal­ance had been re­stored.

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