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It’s traditional at this time of year to publish Best Of… lists, as we commemorate and document the highlights of the previous 12 months. Indeed, by following these handy links, you can catch up with our own Best Albums Of 2015, Best Reissues and Best Films.

Serendipitously, for the new issue of Uncut we’ve decided to unveil our list of the 200 Greatest Albums Of All Time. This is the first time in Uncut‘s 18 year history that we’ve undertaken such an ambitious project, and while I don’t want to give away any surprises about what records have – or, perhaps, haven’t – made this list, it throws into sharp relief the commendably wide and varied tastes of the electoral college: in this case, Uncut’s crack team of writers.

Anyway, all will be revealed when the issue goes on sale in UK shops and digitally from December 29.

Elsewhere in the new issue, there’s our mammoth 2016 Preview, featuring interviews with The National‘s Aaron Dessner, as he lifts the lid of his mammoth Grateful Dead covers project, Ray Davies, Graham Nash, Yoko Ono, Parquet Courts, T Bone Burnett, Underworld, Animal Collective, Chris Forsyth, Swans and many more who guide us through their new releases for the year ahead.

There’s also all-new interviews with Suede, New Order, John Cale and Michael Rother as well as a hefty 38 pages of reviews.

There’s plenty more, too – but it’s best if we keep a few surprises back until nearer the time.

I guess at this point it only leaves me to wish you a Merry Christmas from all of us here at Uncut. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support during the past year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016 – which, incidentally, is already shaping up to be quite an exciting year for music…

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The January 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring Paul Weller, David Bowie, Best Of 2015, Roger Waters, Father John Misty, Pere Ubu, Robert Forster, Natalie Prass, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Sunn O))), Jonny Greenwood, Arthur Lee & Love, Neil Young, Janis Joplin and more.

Uncut: the spiritual home of great rock music.

  • cobar53

    There are issues with your Top 200 album list that disturb
    me.

    Some very notable acts have not rated a mention despite very
    large sales figures. If we take that as a measure of worth is assembling such a
    lexicon I would like to ask ‘Where is Mr Clapton?’

    ‘Where are The Eagles?’ Is there a decent record collection
    on the planet that does not include these artists? And what about Queen?

    I would have added Disraeli Gears, Hotel California and A Night
    at the Opera, each of which exudes much more talent than, for example, the
    lesser known Nick Drake who has 100% of his albums in Uncut’s top 200.

    Wayne
    Canberra