The Times: The Hottest Downloads

June 2009: The Times Online lists the hosttest downloads - "The Age Of Revolution" single features!


The Hottest Downloads: Don Diablo & Example, Jamie T, The Duckworth Lewis Method, The Voluntary Butler Scheme.

Don Diablo & Example: Hooligans

The demotic club smash goes overground. “We came, we saw, we killed the crowd.” Indeed.

Jamie T: Sticks and Stones

Mr Treays’s new one is catchier than a song has any right to be.

The Duckworth Lewis Method: The Age of Revolution

A tasty preview of Neil Hannon’s cricket concept LP.

The Voluntary Butler Scheme: Tabasco Sole Like Neil Innes doing Motown. Bonkers, certainly, but brill.

Bert Jansch: LA Turnaround (Charisma/EMI)

After the demise of Pentangle, Bert Jansch signed up with the record company that modestly announced itself as the Famous Charisma Label, and Charisma’s boss, Tony Stratton Smith, decided that the former Monkee Mike Nesmith would be the perfect producer for the folk guitarist’s next album. This was based not so much on Nesmith’s work with the zany, madcap proto-boyband, but on the pioneering country-rock of his solo albums. It was a smart move. Nesmith brought with him his pedal-steel player, Red Rhodes, and it’s the intuitive interplay between Jansch and Rhodes that makes LA Turnaround one of Jansch’s best works. Available on CD for the first time, it here includes bonus tracks (among them In the Bleak Midwinter) and a rather lovely “making of”.

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