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Byline: PAUL ENGLISH

LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE

LUCY

Half sister of Martha and Rufus, Lucy is stepping out from her siblings' shadow, ploughing that same angst-folk furrow as her big sis. Pretty voice, acoustic guitars, not a lot more. ***

ROD STEWART

HIGHER AND HIGHER

What's a classic artist doing making middling covers? Rod doing a pointless like-for-like cover version of the Jackie Wilson track hints at laziness. We expect better. **

DROPKICK MURPHYS

LIVE ON LANSDOWNE

The Celtic-punks doing 20 of their fan favourites from their six-album back catalogue. Includes rousing versions of classics Tessie and The State of Massachusetts. Bouncing. ****

ROBIN GUTHRIE

SUNFLOWER STORIES

The man behind the sonic wash of the Cocteau Twins releases a new EP with epic soundscapes, both bleak and uplifting, which stand strong by themselves even in the absence of Liz Fraser's Cocteau vocals. Remarkable. *****

PALOMA FAITH

UPSIDE DOWN

If they remade Roger Rabbit, Paloma would be Jessica and this would be on the soundtrack. A post-Winehouse jive-time workout, this perky number from the Burlesque-influenced Londoner is begging to be danced to by men with trilby hats and spats. The dominant Faith continues... ****
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 13, 2010
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