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Calvin Harris: Motion

With Motion, Calvin Harris delivers a pleasant album, not without flaws.

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Various Artists: Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree

The singers throughout the album, in universal folk song tradition, take on the voices of the poor and the pressured, which are the voices of themselves.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk

The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.

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Julie Fowlis: Cuilidh

Fowlis has a sure voice, and her light, decisive handling of the songs is pleasant to hear.

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The Riddle of the Sands & The 39 Steps

Unlike their characters, Childers and Buchan refused to indulge in such nonchalant optimism. Their books are fine examples of the ‘Invasion Novel’, a sub-genre of thriller which flourished in the early years of the 20th century.

Michael Noble
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Aly Bain and Ale Möller: Beyond the Stacks

Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.


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