Bête Noire cover

Bête Noire


Bryan Ferry’s followup to Boys and Girls was an intriguing surprise in some ways; while he very much continued in a smooth vein, there was a sharper energy at points throughout Bête Noire, possibly reflective of a recent interest in trying to crack America a little more thoroughly in his own right. Patrick Leonard, a regular Madonna collaborator, cowrote many of the songs — giving Ferry, among other things, his only solo US top 40 hit with “Kiss and Tell” — while Ferry himself showed he was keeping his ears open with “The Right Stuff,” a cowrite with Smiths veteran Johnny Marr.

Ned Raggett

Sparks cover


Lovegaze cover


Nailah Hunter
Jessico cover


The Lion and the Cobra cover

The Lion and the Cobra

Sinéad O'Connor
The Ultimate Gary Glitter cover

The Ultimate Gary Glitter

Gary Glitter
This Euphoria cover

This Euphoria

Davíd Garza
Minor Earth, Major Sky cover

Minor Earth, Major Sky

The Ultra Vivid Lament cover

The Ultra Vivid Lament

Manic Street Preachers
‘Til the Band Comes In cover

‘Til the Band Comes In

Scott Walker
Lap Of Luxury cover

Lap Of Luxury

Cheap Trick
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Dark Adapted Eye

Danielle Dax
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Before and After Science

Brian Eno