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Byline: GAVIN MARTIN

BUDDY MILLER The Majestic Silver Strings ????ville heavyweight and recent Robert Plant guitarist Miller corrals expert axemen Marc Ribot and Bill Frisell and a host of female vocalists for an album of gleeful invention. Saddle up.

THE UNTHANKS Last These Northumberland treasures were Mercury nominated last year where loud and rude bankers drowned out their live performance. A few weeks later the banks crashed, but The Unthanks went from strength to strength. This beautifully layered, mysterious and beguiling fouth album should pay dividends.

J MASCIS Several Shades Of Why ????e's charm to spare in the Dinosaur Jr man's acoustic debut. The absence of the piledriving electric riffs for which his band are famous allows Mr Mascis's curious but captivating voice and tender, ruminative songs to roll wide and free. Lovely.

Noodle doodle THE NAKED AND FAMOUS Passive Me, Aggressive You ??e synth and bovver beat-boosted Kiwis' debut is a mixed blessing. It's impressive when expanding on the day-glo pulsating passion plays of MGMT, but blunderbuss guitar overload and ill-advised techno noodling often upends their candycoloured pop. As they no doubt intended, sadly.

TO N he Country en cade in the s, JT's solo bleak, chilledrrow break-up cumenting a d soul in The acoustic guitar and violin ensure the emotionally unbounded ttain real depth. Compelling.

THE VACCINES What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? ???t this year's rock band most likely to secure an advanced diploma in erating Jesus And Mary Chain-style ction. A drizzle of Morrissey The Strokes melancholia pletes a comprehensive but mly unoriginal gameplan.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 11, 2011
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