Music: Tunes for The New Ice Age

Rock from England is cunning, crafted and sometimes chilling

) "Well I guess it would be nice/ If/I could touch your body . . ./ But I gotta think twice/ Before I give my heart away/ And I know all the games you play/ Because I play them too."

Right now, no one is playing the pop game as cannily as George Michael. Faith, with all that body language, spent three recent weeks at the top of the U.S. singles chart. The Faith album, which contains last summer's smash I Want Your Sex ("Sex is natural/ Sex is fun/ Sex is best/ When it's one on one"), is currently holding...

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