THE COMEBACK ‘KID’
Prefab Sprout Crimson/Red ★★★★ ICEBREAKER/KITCHENWARE, 2013
Rocky, Elvis, Lasse Viren, Headingley ’81: small beer next to the Sprout name’s return to record racks after a decade. McAloon offers crypto-selfanalysis in The Old Magician (“the tired act that no one loves”), and The Best Jewel Thief In The World (“watch your legend grow…”) and imagines a life where he took the money route in Devil Came A Calling. Moving The River’s truly gifted kid still had it.