Features & Interviews

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”Freddie Mercury would have turned 67 yesterday – so in tribute to the great singer, songwriter and...

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”We thought it time to return to this rare, amazing interview from Uncut’s December 1997 issue (Take...

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By Album

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By AlbumThe reunited Replacements are playing their first full shows this week, so it seems time to dig out...

Neil Young: “You can’t worry about what people think. I never do…”

Neil Young: “You can’t worry about what people think. I never do…”In this week’s archive feature, from our August 2012 issue (Take 183), Uncut is granted a rare...

An Audience With... Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire

An Audience With... Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky WireAs the Manics gear up to release their latest album – the predominantly acoustic, pastoral and...

Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon – My Life In Music

Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon – My Life In MusicPrefab Sprout have recently announced their long-awaited return with a new album, Crimson/Red – to...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 3

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 3This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 2

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 2This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 1

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 1This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

John Martyn – Album By Album

John Martyn – Album By AlbumNews of an 18CD John Martyn boxset, including unheard material from the late singer-songwriter, is...

John Cale – My Life In Music

John Cale – My Life In MusicJohn Cale recalls his time working with Nico on her extraordinary 1969 album, The Marble Index, in...

The Doors – LA Woman and Jim Morrison’s tipping point

The Doors – LA Woman and Jim Morrison’s tipping pointWe pay tribute to the late Ray Manzarek in the new issue of Uncut (dated August 2013, and out now...

Ian Dury on his favourite things…

Ian Dury on his favourite things…Reissues of Ian Dury’s Lord Upminster and 4,000 Weeks Holiday albums are reviewed in the latest...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 3

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 3From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 2

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 2From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 1

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 1From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

ZZ Top – Album By Album

ZZ Top – Album By AlbumZZ Top’s new boxset, The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990, is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut (...

An Audience With… Ozzy Osbourne

An Audience With… Ozzy OsbourneBlack Sabbath’s new album, 13, is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut (dated July 2013 and out now...

The Making Of… Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ Blank Generation

The Making Of… Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ Blank GenerationTelevision and Heartbreakers legend Richard Hell’s autobiography, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean...

Queens Of The Stone Age: “You work first, then party later…”

Queens Of The Stone Age: “You work first, then party later…”Just before the release of 2007’s Era Vulgaris, Uncut’s Jaan Uhelzski headed out to California to...

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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...