• françois virot Marginal Spots (CD, £10.95)

    label: Born Bad

    Second solo album by this French lo-fi pop folk artist, who once got nicknamed the one person Animal Collective. A record that is as much a laid-back digest of his discography, an actualisation of his obsessions (colourful drums, catchy but devious melodies, referential tangle - Police vs. The Ex vs. Joe Dassin?), then a declaration of independence from the current indie pop laws.

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