Vangelis The Collection (Rhino Records)
THE Olympics is underway and no real surprise they should bang out a compilation of music by the man who gave us Chariots Of Fire.
Of course, the Greek electronic guru has dealt much more than that, including haunting soundtracks to Bladerunner, the snooker and a 2002 World Cup anthem.
Conor Maynard Contrast (Parlophone)
WE’RE going to hear so much more from this Brighton teen.
Already responsible for hormonal scenes at Academy 2 in April, the UK’s reply to Timberlake rather than Bieber follows slinky debut Can’t Say No with an album of credible, sassy pop nailed on by the likes of Ne-Yo and Pharrell Williams.
Joshua Radin Underwater (SO Recordings)
A DIP in the Pacific for the first time since popping an eardrum as a kid gave further fuel to the new album from an artist whose songs have appeared in 100 films and TV shows.
And Scrubs fans will know them from sombre moments.
Radin’s knack for an easy melody and emotive vocal hasn’t waned.