Texas Careful What You Wish For (Mercury) Given that it has sold more than five million copies, Texas' Greatest Hits album from 2000 is probably most people's best intro to the world of the mainstream Glaswegian popsters fronted by the unfeasibly erotic vocalist Sharleen Spiteri. But it wouldn't give you much hint of what is to be found on Careful What You Wish For. This is Texas with a catalogue of hip musical influences and collaborations rather than the easy-going, almost-anthem McNuggets of previous years - although there are enough watermarked characteristics to stamp it firmly as made in Texas. The single Carnival Girl is a good example; R&B lite as a pastry case on the outside, Spiteri's lacy trill as the pie base and ragga MC Kardinal Offishall talking dirty as a big slab of meat in the middle. So too, the popcorn post-punk of Broken takes Blondie and wipes the smirk off her face. And the polished, minimal menace of Telephone X is a total recall of Elvis Costello's Watching The Detectives 25 years on. There are also some more recognisable Texas natives - the melodic smiley face of And I Dream, warm, vocal-driven Where Do You Sleep and fuzzily gentle closing track Another Day - but they get a little lost in the experimenting. This is their slickest album yet, but your left with a nagging feeling that the style has left less room than long-time fans might like for the brand of accessible, emotive mid-Atlantic rock Texas has made their own.