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Byline: Daily with Rick Fulton and John Dingwall

The Strokes Comedown Machine Our fave IT'S been worth the wait. The follow up to 2011's Angles and fifth studio album sees the New York group using lighter brush strokes (see what I did there?) on tracks such as One Way Trigger and the retro-funk sound of Welcome To Japan.

This is The Strokes at their most relaxed yet and just as cool as ever.

Depeche Mode Delta Machine THE Essex trio are back with their 13th album that sees them continue their foray into a fusion of electronica and blues. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher may have been at it for years but, as single Heaven suggests, they're back with a vengeance.

Eric Clapton Old Sock THE 21st studio album from the guitar legend sees him try his hand at classics such as All Of Me, Born To Lose and Goodnight Irene and making them equally as dull as dishwater. No mean feat.

Edwyn Collins Understated EDWYN Collins should be given a medal of honour just for being alive and not because of the two brain haemorrhages that almost took him in 2005. He is one of those songwriters, producers and musicians who has kept his integrity throughout his career and still delivers. He should be named Patron Saint Of Analogue.
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 29, 2013
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