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Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time

Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' TimeConfident confirmation that “O’ Be Joyful” was no fluke...

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsSelf-titled, self-produced, and pretty well self-realised...

Allah-Las - Worship The Sun

Allah-Las - Worship The SunSounds of the '60s on blissed-out second...

Robert Plant - lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant - lullaby and The Ceaseless RoarDaring and masterful: late-flowering Plant blooms anew...

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One/Percy

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One/PercyThey were there first – again. Man vs record business, the opera...

Pete Seeger - A Song And A Stone

Pete Seeger - A Song And A StoneVintage doc follows the folk hero for 18 months...

Spoon - They Want My Soul

Spoon - They Want My SoulSlow-burning experimental rockers achieve explosive release on terrific eighth...

Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - Distance

Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - DistanceDan Michaelson is not a particularly prolific Tweeter, but between musing about IKEA hotdogs and...

The Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

The Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East RecordingsJam - deluxe-packed! The legendary Fillmore stand just got longer...

Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues

Peter Rowan - Dharma BluesBluegrass veteran proves he's still got it...

Ty Segall - Manipulator

Ty Segall - ManipulatorCalifornia's noisy, ever-changing adventurer crafts a double al;bum consolidation of his sounds...

Various Artists - Front Line: Sounds Of Reality

Various Artists - Front Line: Sounds Of RealityFive CD, 91 track bonanza from reggae’s golden age...

Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs

Robyn Hitchcock - The Man UpstairsFerry aid: Roxy covers and much more from eternal Soft Boy...

Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity

Cold Specks - NeuroplasticityBigger, bolder second by brooding Canadian...

Morrissey - Introducing Morrissey

Morrissey - Introducing MorrisseyFirst time on DVD for 1995 concert film...

Billy Joe Shaver - Long In The Tooth

Billy Joe Shaver - Long In The Tooth“The record’s about me...”; first in six years from country songwriting legend...

Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe Edition

Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe EditionEarly '70s touchstone, expanded to 10 discs...

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Edition

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary EditionAfter the legal case, the musical one. Strong second from the Waters-less Floyd, expanded into a 6...

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A SeatTexas' idealistic, punk/funk avatars finally get their due: "Now go start your own band!"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974CSNY's "Doom Tour" exhumed, and reconstructed into an ideal show from their stadium excursion...

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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...