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Album reviews: Football ETC, Judy Collins, Bee Gees

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FOOTBALL ETC: The Draft.Let’s try to forgive the US band its name and move on to their brand of soft, shoegazing indie guitar that’s harkening back to those increasingly far-off days of the mid 1990s. Lindsay Minton’s vocals have an innocent yet hard edge that’s somewhat cushioned by the softer guitar din going on what feels like quite a long way beneath. There’s a natural spell-weaving intensity to some of the tracks that’ll draw you in before you know it.

BEE GEES: Number Ones.Love them or not they’ve certainly shifted millions of albums with the late 1970s their disco heyday, but many still find that high-pitched warble rather jarring. The hits include I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Jive Talkin’, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy and Islands In The Stream.

JUDY COLLINS: Bohemian.The 60s folk icon has maintained a voice with an immense natural folk clarity that’s led to this piano and soprano collection that includes four originals among others she’s already revered for. She gives Pure Imagination – the song from the original Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – a dreamy-edged quality and if you’re in the mood for this kind of slightly higher brow musing you won’t find better. The sound ranges from sweeping to lullaby. In short, you may nod off.

 

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