On the generally acclaimed Let England Shake, Harvey gave her music a bony, volkish edge, flaying it back to strummed autoharp, electric guitar and crude drums, mongrelising it with awkwardy intrusive sampling of Middle Eastern singers, dub interjections and huntsmen’s horns. Seamus Murphy’s cinematography complements this approach perfectly: not storyboarded, but collaged from various journeys around the island made during 2011, from the remotest hedgerows to the heart of London.


Read More >>

Psychological, cult-escapee drama...


Read More >>

Sir Paul’s romantic, (and loving) take on standards...


Read More >>

The birth of the hippy dream, caught on camera...


Read More >>

Pitch black comedy from the team behind Juno...


Read More >>

Black America’s militant years, captured on rediscovered Swedish documentaries. Right on!


Read More >>

HBO's handsome, if flawed, Prohibition era crime drama...


Read More >>

Collection of covers of Bob songs; some good, some not so good.


Read More >>

A fine digest of Calexico in a handsome, limited edition box set...


Read More >>

Cameron Crowe's feature length documentary celebrates the grunge legends...


Read More >>

Newsletter


Editor's Letter

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...