OUT THIS WEEK

21 February 2008

TCS surveys the albums and singles currently hitting the shelves

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Dig! Lazarus Dig!

Dizzying and eccentric wizardry from Cave, back from his recent sojourn as Grinderman. Dig! Lazarus Dig! has all the hallmarks of characteristic Cave: leisurely rockabilly underpinning bleak lyrical tangents.

MARK RONSON

Just (feat. Alex Greenwald)

While it lacks Thom Yorke’s trademark sneer, Ronson’s remake of the Radiohead classic makes the most of the swaggering brass section that made his Zutons remix so listenable.

HEALTH

Health

Tricky avant-garde electronica from LA-based experimental band. Sounds like Godspeed You, Black Emperor if they’d recorded an album after doing a serious amount of acid then read the Daily Mail.

PETE AND THE PIRATES

Little Death

Likeable vocals laid over Arctic Monkeys style guitar assault. Creative, frantic and innovative indie-rockers. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of Jagermeister.