Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Sleeps with Angels (Warner, CD/LP/tape). Archetypal Young, but still full of surprises. NB
Dodgy: Staying out for the Summer (A&M, single). Instant sun, sand, sea and general jollity. NB
Bryan Ferry: Mamouna (Virgin, CD/LP/tape). Ten new songs, done with a croon, a swoon and an ear for a tune. Tim de Lisle
Keith Hudson: Pick a Dub (Blood & Fire, CD only). A practising dentist, Hudson made this in 1976, and had a big hand in the punk-reggae crossover which continues today. Ben Thompson
Nicholas Barber on REM: The Critics, main paper.