In haste this week, as we're finishing our end-of-year review issue and our next Ultimate Music Guide (on Paul McCartney, I can reveal), I've just completed writing up an interview with one of 2014's key figures, and I have a review of this 4CD Wilco retrospective to file as soon as possible.

In haste this week, as we’re finishing our end-of-year review issue and our next Ultimate Music Guide (on Paul McCartney, I can reveal), I’ve just completed writing up an interview with one of 2014’s key figures, and I have a review of this 4CD Wilco retrospective to file as soon as possible.



Still time for a big post-holiday pile of new music, of course, and it’s been quite hard these past few days to stop dipping into the forthcoming 8CD Go-Betweens box set. Note, though, new stuff from Howlin Rain, Parquet Courts, The Knife and The Wu-Tang Clan, further love for Natalie Prass and Jessica Pratt, a great radical jazz comp from Soul Jazz, and a promising new discovery in the shape of Sheer Mag.

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1 The Go-Betweens – G Is For Go-Betweens (Domino)

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3 Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea (Rough Trade)

4 Howlin Rain – Mansion Songs (Easy Sound Recording Co)

5 Savoy Motel – Later Alligator (Demo)

6 Sheer Mag – 7″ (www.bandcamp.com)

7 Einsturzende Neubauten – Lament (BMG/Mute)

8 Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City)

9 Doug Paisley & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Until I Find You (No Quarter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVfFx9JvH4Y

10 Tinariwen – Inside/Outside EP (Wedge)

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12 Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass (Spacebomb)

13 Xylouris Ensemble – Antipodes 2 (Σείστρον)

Read my piece about Greek jams here

14 The Knife – Shaken-Up Versions (Brille)

15 Johnny Burnette & The Rock’n’Roll Trio – Johnny Burnette & The Rock’n’Roll Trio (Bear Family)

16 Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile (Transgressive)

17 Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot (dBpm)

18 Various Artists – Black Fire! New Spirits! Radical And Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1957-82 (Soul Jazz)

19 The Wu Tang Clan – Ruckus In B Minor (Parlophone)

20 Liam Hayes – Slurrup (Fat Possum)

21 Slim Twig – A Hound At The Hem (DFA)

22 Los Jaivas – Todos Juntos (Arci)

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