This week’s cd re­leases

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As Jack­son’s 2015 Fast For­ward al­bum proved, his rare melodic el­e­gance and with­er­ing wis­dom are still in­tact. Fool makes a sim­i­lar case on Big Black Cloud and Dave – Joe’s real name – which ride on Jack­son’s dis­tinc­tive pi­ano, and if songs like the clat­tery ti­tle track are a lit­tle less like­able, there’s still no mis­tak­ing a re­mark­ably undimmed ta­lent.

Out Fri

Af­ter 2014’s ac­claimed ex­plo­ration of re­la­tion­ship gloom Are We

By Adam Woods

There, this seems set for more of the same, but Van Et­ten turns her at­ten­tion to the world at large. There’s a fresh en­ergy too: Mal­ibu con­structs a cathe­dral of churchy or­gan and No One’s Easy To Love toys with thump­ing, hip-hop beats.

Why Hasn’t Ev­ery­thing Al­ready Dis­ap­peared? Out Fri

Over 15 years, Deer­hunter’s dreamy in­die-rock has be­come dreamy clas­sic pop – the harp­si­chord that opens this could have come from a mid-Six­ties Kinks al­bum, and the op­ti­mistic thump of No One’s Sleep­ing calls to mind Su­per Furry An­i­mals. Welsh singer-song­writer Cait Le Bon adds a time­less, rus­tic­fu­tur­is­tic psychedelia.

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