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The Cure Bestival Live 2011 (Sunday Best)

AS the sleet beats down here’s a reminder of summer and one of the more memorable headline festival slots.

The Cure gave the Isle Of Wight 150 minutes, including atmospheric takes of these 32 classics, from The Walk and A Forest to Boys Don’t Cry. Sales in aid of a youth charity too, so no excuses.

Dan Mangan Oh Fortune (City Slang)

THE globe-trotting Canadian tenders some grandiose moments on album three anchored by a voice that is central heating for the ears.

Dan surges from call to arms Post-War Blues through ghostly Jeopardy to the fireside folky acoustics of If I Am Dead to present a treat befitting 2011’s twilight days.