'A Wish On A Star' is the second in the series of compilations celebrating one of the most inventive of independent record labels. 'A Wish...' arguably contains less variety; much of the first half is made up of lo-fi countrified rock with the odd dash of electronic experimentation; highlights arriving on Broken Dog's 'I'll Think Of It Today' and Flare's 'Some Words On Parting', a stately miniature epic. Current sadcore favourites Rivulets also impress with a demo of 'Swans' that ushers in a new Nick Drake for the 21st Century. Unusually the best tracks are collected together at the end of the album; S. Motel's Èl Records pastiche 'King's Parade' and Stars On The Water's 'Making Up Is Hard To Do' is Radiohead's 'Let Down' on a budget with its mesmerising, winding guitar lines and vocal interplay. Add to this The Witch Hazel Sound's gorgeous 'The Man Who Invented California' and (the Real) Tuesday Weld's 'The Birds And The Bees' and you have yet more bands who make their label name all the more apt.