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If this world-fusion outfit had opened their long-awaited new album with the ghastly third-rate funk-rock track that closes it, your reviewer would have instantly pressed the eject button and you wouldn’t be reading this.

Album: Adrian Sherwood, Survival and Resistance (On-U Sound)

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Electric turn of pace: Power (left), ridden by Joseph O'Brien, quickens clear of his rivals in yesterday's Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh

Power surges to Irish Guineas glory

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Album: Ifetayo, Black Truth Rhythm Band (Soundway)

It's the muted ring of steel drums that gives the game away that this 1976 re-release is of Caribbean rather than African provenance.

The rise of melancholic dance music

Smiling disco divas turn back – the dancefloors have had a melancholic makeover - but still upbeat enough to simultaneously dance and cry to.

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Kinshasa on the beat

Turn the Beat Around by Peter Shapiro

Disco, the glittering beast on sateen wings

Album: Various artists

World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing, LUAKA BOP

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Kokopelli, Arista

Album: Moloko

Statues, Echo

Album: Daniel Bedingfield

Gotta Get Thru This, Polydor

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