10 History of Modern - OMD which you can buy here
Described as Lloyd Cole's country record this is the most straight forward guitar driven music he has made since Rattlesnakes
9 Broken Record - Lloyd Cole which you can buy here
A return to the more reflective sounds of earlier Everything But the Girl, intelligent, thoughtful , adult songs with still one of the best voices going
8 Love and Its Opposite - Tracey Thorn which you can buy here
Is it folk? is it pop? is it a singer songwriter, who know but it is tunes that melt and harmonies that belong on a summer's day.
Inventive rhythms, unexpected chord changes, interesting lyrics, closer to Swoon than the usual singer songwriter fare. All that and a mercury nomination too.
In with a bullet and out of nowhere, after a gap in reproduction that would put a Giant Panda to shame, Red Box return sounding like a different band. Like meeting someone you knew at school at first you are a bit thrown by the changes but gradually you realise that you like the older, wiser version