tales from the turnpike house - Saint Etienne
i tend to have mixed feelings about saint etienne sometimes i really love them(lose that girl may be one of the greatest pop songs ever written), but other times they don't do much for me. but this album is a real winner. really lush sounding with a certain thrift store theme running through much of it. what's not to love?
strange charm - Gary Numan
an album of live cuts and rarities. i haven't been very interested in what numan is doing these days, but i still really love these old songs.
love and the beat - Serge Gainsbourg
a double disc set compilation by serge gainsbourg. disc one is titled l'amour a la gainsbourg. it features duets with Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. disc two is titled gainsbourg (en) percussions and has a certain reggae vibe running through much of it. …