Music Reviews

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

Thomson

West Country power pop brothers gonna work it out

Borderline Genius

The king of visionary Americana takes his place among rock's greats

Josh Pearson - Upstairs At The Spitz, London Wednesday December 4 2002

The real fired-up deal-Lift To Experience frontman's acoustic solo debut

While Guitars Gently Weep

East meets West as Clapton, Shankar, Jeff Lynne and both surviving Beatles celebrate the life of...

Days Of Thunder

Twenty-two tracks from Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder tour finally see official release

Junior Kimbrough - T-Model Ford

North Mississippi blues by unknown, ageing modern masters

Looking At The Stars

Prolific UK singer-songwriter dazzles on fifth LP

Aqualung

Former frontman of The 45's and Ruth strikes gold

Affecting nu-folk debut from Liverpudlian Lin Sangster

Stacker - Eurotechno

Mini album soundtrack to revolutionary Eurotechno video, originally released in 1989

Various Artists - The Now Sound Of Brazil

Cool modern Brazilian sounds remixed

Ray Charles - Thanks For Bringing Love Around Again

Godlike genius in "plastic funk" scandal

Justin Timberlake - Justified

Solo debut by 'NSync frontman with production by Timbaland and the Neptunes

Julia Fordham - Concrete Love

Comeback album from early Dido prototype

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

Various Artists - The Very Best Of World Duets

First and Third world meetings in music

Snoop Dogg - Paid Da Cost To Be Da Boss

Original gangsta reforms

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Editor's Letter

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...