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Nick Bollinger reviews new albums from the unlikely pairing of Lou Reed and Metallica; Bic Runga - produced by Mint Chicks’ frontman Kody Neilson; plus a set of modern Malian songs from West African singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara.

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Artist: Bic Runga
Song: Hello Hello
Composer: Runga/Hume
Song: Darkness All Around Us
Composer: Nielson
Song: Tiny Little Piece Of My Heart
Composer: Nielson/Nielson/Runga
Song: Devil On Tambourine
Composer: Runga/Nielson
Song: This Girl’s Prepared For War
Song: Everything Is Beautiful and New
Composer: Runga
Song: Belle
Composer: Aubrey/White
Album: Belle
Label: Sony

Artist: Lou Reed and Metallica
Songs: Brandenburg Gate, Pumping Blood, Mistress Dread, Iced Honey, The View, Cheat On Me, Junior Dad
Composer: Lou Reed
Album: Lulu
Label: Vertigo

Artist: Fatoumata Diawara
Song: Sonkolon, Kanou, Alama, Bissa, Moussou
Composer: Diawara
Album: Fatou
Label: World Circuit