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Album: Magnolia Electric Co, Josephine, (Secretly Canadian)

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Tom Wilkes: Graphic designer responsible for many celebrated album covers

Anyone owning a copy of such epochal albums as Eric Clapton's eponymous debut, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, The Gilded Palace Of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, The Concert For Bangla Desh, Pearl by Janis Joplin, Neil Young's Harvest, the Rolling Stones' collection Flowers, and The Beatles 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 compilations is familiar with the distinctive, eye-catching work of the graphic designer, illustrator and photographer Tom Wilkes.

My Secret Life: Chrissie Hynde, musician, 57

The home I grew up in ... was my grandmother's house. It was on a red brick road in Akron, Ohio. One day city planners put the house on rollers and moved it up the hill. They put in a super highway where my home had been, and destroyed the town.

Album: Various Artists, You Heard Them Here First (Ace)

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Album: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, MBAR (Transgressive)

This week's contender for the "this year's Bon Iver" award is a mixed-race singer-songwriter from Brooklyn whose self-titled debut album shuffles from dark Neil Young-ish rock-outs to strung-out Bright Eyes-like campfire singalongs. Robinson has already attracted praise from Kyp (TV on the Radio) Malone while a couple of Grizzly Bears help out musically. There are tunes here catchier than his name and this fine, if at times disturbing record singles Robinson out as one to watch.

Neil Young: After the gold rush, the harvest

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Booker T Jones: The king of Stax picks up his axe

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Album: Neil Young, Fork in the Road (Reprise)

For the past few years, Neil Young's hobby has been what's known as the Lincvolt project, converting his treasured 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on eco-fuels, the vehicle then being driven across the USA. Now, as is often the way with this most prolific and spontaneous of rockers, he's made a record about the experience – a single-issue album which, Neil being Neil, gets sidetracked occasionally into rants about whatever drifts across his radar. Both the title track and "Cough Up the Bucks" find him firing off weak salvoes at bankers and politicians, which reveal him to be no Robert Peston. Unfortunately, he's no scientific genius either, which renders the string of eco-car songs little more than bland automotive boogies, the sound of Fork in the Road being largely unvarnished blues-rock of undistinguished quality, ragged but nowhere near as glorious as he can deliver. "Johnny Magic" is a tribute to Jonathan Goodwin, his boffin partner in the Lincvolt business, while the funk-rock strutter "Fuel Line" is a lazy would-be eco-anthem too drab and clumsy to be adopted as a clarion call. "Just Singing a Song" touches on the nub of the problem with this album, Neil clearly believing his hands-on action is the way forward, and that "just singing a song won't change the world". Well, not this song. But isn't that what he does?

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Album: Neil Young, Fork in the Road (Warner Bros)

Neil Young is in dog-like, grunge, anti-consumerist, apocalyptic, preach mode, with lardy backbeat and durrr-brain chord changes nurdled through amps cranked to 11.

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