THE SWELLERS: Good For Me.The Michigan punksters have the very canny knack of coming up with tunes that blast along at breakneck speed as they weave social commentary and personal introspection into tracks that combine a raw thump with a melodic sucker punch. Some bands just have it and The Swellers have a mighty dose of it.
SEAL: Soul 2.OK, it would be understandable to say Seal had gone for the soft option with these covers from the 60s and 70s, but it’s more than that as it shows his velvet voice’s remarkable range, breathing new life into classic soul gems such as Wishing On A Star, Love TKO, Let’s Stay Together, What’s Going On, Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, I’ll Be Around and Lean On Me. There again, Trevor Horn is twiddling the knobs on the production desk.
MICKEY MOONLIGHT: Mickey Moonlight And The Time Axis Manipulation Corporation.Life’s never simple as this surreal collection of astral funk and offbeat disco with its eyes firmly on everything to do with space goes to show.