Musical wunderkind and celebrity waster Pete Doherty is more versatile than the average rock star, channelling a wide range of influences through his Auteurs-y new wave britpop filter: whether hes borrowing a garage rock riff from Count Five (on Delivery), playing shambolically brilliant Neil Young-esque guitar (Carry On Up The Morning), or slurring away like Shaun Ryder (Crumb Begging). Brilliant.
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The Go! Team
Proof of Youth
A brief, dense second album by eclectic, energetic act The Go! Team. Theirs is a manic collage of genres: hiphop meets indie rock, funk, and electro, reminiscent of Le Tigre or (at times) The Beastie Boys. Heavy on the samples and impressive guest vocalists, including Public Enemys Chuck D, Velvet Undergrounds Mo Tucker, and the Double Dutch Divas. Great.
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