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Retro Modern: The Cranberries – ‘Something Else’

'Something Else' isn't about reinvention in the purest sense, but reimagination. It shows that The Cranberries are willing (and able) to retrofit their formidable canon, and that's not something every recording act is capable of 25 years into their career.

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Retro Modern: Gorillaz – ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’

'Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)' is delightfully weird, addictive and promises that its parent record 'Humanz' will be yet another post-modern masterpiece―and head-scratcher―like the four albums that preceded it.

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Music Reviews: Holly Norman’s Bluegrass Tribute to Elvis Presley and Whitney Rose’s ‘South Texas Suite’

Don't let the cheesy cover art steer you away from this music, which is anything but. It's hard to go wrong with material this good, and Holly Norman and her fantastic backup musicians do right by it – and by Elvis – in a big way.

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