A LOOK at the new releases on the music scene.

BLUR: Think Tank

THEY may be down to a threesome following the departure of Graham Coxon but Blur make up for in quality what they may lack in numbers. Gone is the brashness of their Britpop days to be replaced with a more thoughtful, lyrical approach. Damon Albarn's voice is if anything more suited to this grown-up kind of music, some tracks having a U2-like feel. JA

DAVID BOWIE: Aladdin Sane

IF all you've heard by David Bowie are Tim Machine tracks, then this special edition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the album's original release will prove how influential the man was. Along with the Spiders From Mars, this is Bowie at his glam rock best. Stand-out tracks Panic in Detroit and Jean Genie are as fresh as ever. Bonus material includes All the Young Dudes and live versions of Life On Mars and Changes. A master at work. JA

VARIOUS: Ibiza, History of House

THREE CDs may be a little excessive as you could certainly lose at least one CDs' worth without ruining the effect but this is truly a comprehensive look at the development of tracks which have got the White Isle partying. From the sublime Blue Monday through to Lady from Modjo. there's something for all tastes. JA


GREAT news for Fleetwood Mac fans, the band's first studio album since 1987 to feature the talents of Nicks, Buckingham, Fleetwood and McVie. The bad news for everyone else is that the sound's exactly the same as it was over 15 years ago. JA