Murray Head

Voices

1981

Contemporary Pop/Rock

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Though widely known for singing the undeniably catchy "One Night in Bangkok" from the Chess musical, British actor Murray Head has enjoyed a concurrent career as a singer/songwriter, turning out a number of high quality releases including this 1981 set backed by members of Fairport Convention.

- Timothy Monger

The Lassie Foundation

I Duel Sioux and the Ale of Saturn

2001

Alternative/Indie Rock

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The six Lassie Foundation tracks here are as strong as any from their excellent EPs or their two transcendent albums; the wall of guitars and haze of melody are fully intact and Wayne Everett is his usual angelic self as he floats above the music on a wave of falsetto and harmony. "Good Times Comin' My Way" is the head-and-shoulders standout track with its irresistible melody and huge hook, but "The Golden State" is also a contender. It shows a more restrained side of the Lassie Foundation as they peel back the wall of guitars and get dreamy.

- Tim Sendra