Album review

Jesse Malin - Messed Up Here Tonight

You won't find Messed Up Here Tonight in regular record stores— it's only available from Jesse Malin's merchandising stand at gigs or on his website. But it's worth the effort for a frantic live version of "Wendy" (from his solo debut) recorded last December with Bruce Springsteen, and half a dozen live tracks recorded in Liverpool in January with Ryan Adams on drums—immediately before Adams fell off stage and broke his arm. There's a soundcheck cover of "Everybody's Talkin'" from the same gig, and it's topped by four studio outtakes, the best of which are a lovely, wasted ballad called "Red Eye" and the 2001 B-side "Cigarettes & Violets".

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...