The IoS playlist the five best discs of the moment

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Lully: Phaeton. Les Musiciens du Louvre / Minkowski (Erato, CD). World-premiere recording of a great Versailles spectacle. Michael White

Bach: Cello Suites. Mischa Maisky (DG, two CDs). Resonant, thoughtful recordings from 1985. MW

Velvet Crush: Teenage Symphonies to God (Creation, CD/LP/tape). From Rhode Island, the best of the Byrds-inspired indie bunch. NB

Pretenders: Night in My Veins (Warner, CD/45/tape) A single so sexy that it makes you blush. NB

Various Artists: Classic House Vol I (Mastercuts, CD/tape). Essential dancefloor revision. Ben Thompson