New review and recommendations
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:15PM

A lovely gig from Martin Simpson at The Greys yesterday, reviewed here

Meanwhile, on record, if you haven't caught up with Paul Simon's So Beautiful Or So What, it's not to be missed: classicly clever, bitter-sweet lyrics, beautifully sung against some gloriously eclectic music - African guitar, Indian percussion, a sampled gospel preacher, kora, etc, etc.

And an unexpected pleasure: Thurston Moore's Demolished Thoughts. I've never really got Sonic Youth - appreciated the ideas more than enjoyed the music, I guess - but this subtle, largely acoustic, string-heavy, Beck-produced, collection is now on heavy rotation here.

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