THIS WEEK’S RELEASES
Beggars Banquet Out now
Beggars Banquet found the Stones at their most diabolical (Sympathy For The Devil) and sleazy (Stray Cat Blues), but also at their sweetest (Factory Girl, No Expectations) and most idealistic (Street Fighting Man). Perhaps their most concisely fine album, now newly remastered and lovingly repackaged.
By Adam Woods Thank You & Goodnight Out now
A name like Boyzone always had a bestbefore date, and the surviving foursome are now hanging it up with a final album. They never had much ambition to be anything fancier than the Irish Take That, and that’s what they remain, with a similar latterday fondness for manful, sky-scraping anthems.