Music: Records: Pick of Pop

SLAVED; Slade (Polydor. $5.98). Move on over, Grand Funk Railroad. Slade is a tough bluesy English combo that could well become the new champ of hard rock. Try Gudbuy T'Jane, their current English hit, for a starter.

GEMINI; Erroll Garner (London, $5.98). In his 60th or so LP, Jazz Pianist Garner sounds fresher and more original than he has in years. Standards like How High the Moon and It Could Happen to You comprise the usual teasing introduction and pleasing acquaintanceship. Two Afro-Latin originals, Gemini and Eldorado, burst with exhilarating improvisation.

THE ACADEMY IN PERIL; John Cale (Reprise, $5.98). A bizarre,...

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