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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.

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