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THE FIVE BEST DISCS OF THE MOMENT

Dvorak Symphonies 7 & 8: Oslo Phil, Mariss Jansons (EMI, CD only). The freshest, most intense of recent versions. See feature, page 20. Michael White

Grieg Songs: Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg (DG, CD only). Perfect introduction to a slice of repertory that hardly anyone in Britain sings or even knows. MW

Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad (Reprise, LP/ tape/CD). Smooth grooves, nifty guitar figures, impossibly fluid bass, irresistible drumming, varied keyboard textures, subtle horn arrangements: almost as good as the sacred first side of Aja. RW

Neil Young: Unplugged (Reprise, LP/CD/ tape). Savage, tender and spiritual: how about, the best live album ever made? BT

Chaka Demus & Pliers: Tease Me (Mango, single). Another massive reggae chartbuster - lovely DJ/singer interplay, shame about the video. BT

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