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Nick Bollinger reviews the debut of all-women post-punk quartet Savages; a darker third disc from bright alt-popsters Vampire Weekend; a return to original songwriting from Rod Stewart and the latest album by Wellington Jazz Festival guest Chucho Valdes.

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Artist: Vampire Weekend
Songs: Finger Back, Unbelievers, Worship You, Hannah Hunt, Step, Don't Lie, Hudson, Dianne Young
Composer: Koenig/Batmanglij
Album: Modern Vampires Of The City
Label: XL Recordings

Artist: Savages
Songs: Shut Up, City's Full, She Will, I Am Here, Husbands, Hit Me,
Composer: Savages
Album: Silence Yourself
Label: Matador

Artist: Rod Stewart
Song: She Makes Me Happy
Composer: Stewart/Kentis/Kirkpatrick/Korsch/Palmer/Warren
Song: Can't Me Stop Now
Song: Brighton Beach
Composer: Stewart/Cregan
Song: Corrina Corrina
Composer: Chatman/Williams/Parrish
Album: Time
Label: Capitol

Artist: Rod Stewart
Song: An Old Raincoat Will Never Let Your Down
Composer: Stewart
Song: Dirty Old Town
Composer: McColl
Album: The Rod Stewart Album
Label: Mercury

Artist: Chucho Valdes and his Afro-Cuban Messengers
Songs: Cangadanza, Bebo, Pilar, Afro-Comanche
Composer: Valdes
Album: Border-Free
Label: Jazz Village