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New Music CDs Round-Up 15 | reviews, news & interviews

New Music CDs Round-Up 15

New Music CDs Round-Up 15

Kanye West, Congotronics, Sylvie Vartan, Fela Kuti, Rumer, Duffy, Springsteen

Kanye West: 'A mad emperor in his palace of folly' - but in a good wayMercury Records

This month theartsdesk attempts to answer burning questions like - how much of an egomaniac is Kanye West? Are Take That any good? (Yes, actually - surprisingly for some). Can you tell the difference between Rumer and Duffy? What kind of pencil does Brian Eno resemble - 2B or 6H? Is Sylvie Vartan better than Cilla Black? Plus there's intimate stuff from the vaults of Bruce Springsteen, grooviness from Congotronics, a dull one from Kate Rusby, some splendid bluegrass and an epic 27-CD box set of Fela Kuti. Reviewers are Joe Muggs, Adam Sweeting, Howard Male, Kieron Tyler, Russ Coffey, Bruce Dessau, David Cheal and Peter Culshaw.

All the roles he has created for himself pile up and disintegrate in a kaleidoscopic explosion of psychological grotesques

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