A slightly truncated version of everyone's second favourite blog feature this week, mainly because it's getting quite late and we've got some ideas for other features we'd like to do this evening. With that glowing indictment, let's crack on shall we?
The Spinning Top by Graham Coxon
Graham Coxon's seventh solo album is a more acoustic affair than his usual scuzzy guitar pyrotechnics, with a heavy Nick Drake influence and some lovely Eastern instrumentation. He may still have the demeanor of an embarrassed school boy but this is a mature, reflective collection of songs.
'Who Can Say' by The Horrors
Oh, don't we go on? This single hasn't been off our office stereo for the past few weeks, neither has its parent album Primary Colours (which you can hear to the right of this here feature). The best bit? Either the ascending keyboard riff that niggles at your brain or the mid-song, Ronettes-aping spoken word section. It may or may not be about Peaches Geldoff. It's testament to the quality of the song that it doesn't really matter.