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2008-09-05 00:00:16

By MARCUS O'DAIR FIVE TO WATCH THE DODOS News that the NME has declared The Dodos' new album one of this summer's must-have releases might raise sceptical sneers, but the magazine is absolutely right: Visiter is a corker.

2008-08-29 00:00:27

By Andy Gill BRIAN WILSON That Lucky Old Sun Capitol *** On his first coherent new project in years, Brian Wilson reverts to his default setting to offer a billet-doux to his beloved hometown of Los Angeles.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.