Just a quick plug for the new album by Scottish band The Blue Nile: High. Mellow, melodic, deliciously moody, and over far too quickly. I’ve only listened to it a few times, but I can tell it’s going to stay under my skin for a long time. You need to own this disc.
Update (5 November): After listening to it a few more times, it seems to have lost some of its initial magic. There are still about three or four stand-out tracks on it, but the overall brilliance seems to have worn off rather quickly. Huh. So much for my musical radar.