❉ If you care to trace the echoes of the past, and indeed the future, they’re all here.
❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ A five-disc record of the rise and fall of the lipstick killers. So, strap on yer platforms, cake on some slap and let’s get into it….
❉ Rat Scabies, formerly of The Damned, surprises and delights with his first, ambitiously diverse solo album.
❉ This collection of Beefheart covers will likely surprise you and delight you.
❉ An early snapshot of a band that went on to be one of the biggest British groups ever.
❉ Hidden treasures from Dudley Moore in ivory-tickling mode, and guilty pleasures from Carly Simon in all her ‘80s AOR pomp.
❉ Minimalist electronica meets gritty rock.
❉ Blancmange keep one foot in early 80s electronica, and one firmly in the 21st century.
❉ An evocative journey of dark electronica, wrapped up in a soundtrack.