The announcement came at the very end of last week that the novelist Alan Garner has written the third instalment of a story he began in 1960 with The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen. To anyone raised in the Seventies like me, the news might have prompted a sudden, sharp reconnection with their childhood; The Weirdstone, and its 1963 sequel The Moon Of Gomrath, were touchstones of my adolescent reading.


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Ken Russell's controversial classic, restored to its original glory...


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Spirited art-rock from swashbuckling quartet...


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Rousing fifth solo LP from peripatetic US maverick...


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Okkervil River lifeboat sails into rockier waters...


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Paul Schrader’s long unavailable ‘70s Viet vet revenge thriller now on DVD...


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Edited highlights: a new 7CD/DVD 'Immersion' box set includes 64 demos from the archives...


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Five works by Will Oldham's first persona, reissued. No extras, some weirdness...


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Inside The New Uncut… The Best Albums Of 2014!


At some point in October, I started receiving emails from record labels and publicists about their Tips For 2015. A new year loomed, distantly, and with it the annual music business imperative to embrace a tranche of new artists. Around the same time, the 2014 Mercury Prize hoopla culminated...