Music Reviews

Yann Tiersen - L'absente

He helped Audrey Tautou steal your heart in Amélie, and Tiersen, like that film, evokes the...

Baz - Psychedelic Love

Brought up on the same south London estate as the rampaging So Solid Crew, you might have expected...

Shuggie Otis - In Session Information

"Strawberry Letter 23" psychedelic soul boy wonder turns '70s session man

My Morning Jacket - Sweatbees

American space cowboys release UK-only EP of early releases

Sizzla - Ghetto Revolution

Babylon burns on reggae superstar's nu-roots stormer

The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee

New instalment of 'alt.folk soap opera'

K - Goldfish

Ex-Beekeeper/Ida songstress' second outing

Casino Versus Japan - Whole Numbers Play The Basics

Probably the most wistful music you'll hear this year is on this debut album by Casino Versus Japan...

Cuban Heals

One of the greatest living exponents of American roots music teams up with leading Cuban rock...

Jeff Klein - Everybody Loves A Winner

Following labelmate Jesse Malin's success, twentysomething Jeff Klein's take on warped American...

Xtra Curricular

FUZZY WARBLES 2

Buddy Miller - Midnight And Lonesome

Nashville-based Miller's stock has never been higher: Emmylou Harris' musical director for the past...

This Month In Americana

Stunning two-CD document of last summer's Louisville, Kentucky shows. DVD to follow

Erasure - Other People's Songs

Kitsch covers of pop standards

Emily Sparks - What Could Not Be Buried

Beguiling country/folk-pop debut

Threnody Ensemble - Timbre Hollow

Elegant chamber music for Mogwai fans

DPZ - Turn Off The Radio

Impressive revolutionary rap from Florida

Faust - Patchwork 1971-2002

Mosaic of hitherto unreleased Faust sounds, spanning their 31-year career

All About Eve - Iceland

First studio album in 10 years from top pop-goths

Talib Kweli - Quality

Mos Def's best mate expands hip hop's horizons

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The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out,...