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Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More LightBobby & co run the gamut from cool to cringe on their 10th LP...

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)Five-CD boxset from punk years shows the Stranglers were the outsider’s outsiders...

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Marling - Once I Was An EagleThe "English Joni" ruthlessly dissects her love life on confessional fourth...

Legends of The Canyon

Legends of The CanyonLaurel Canyon’s summer of Crosby, Stills, and Nash remembered....

Patty Griffin - American Kid

Patty Griffin - American KidUnderstated and emotive country-folk from lauded Austin songstress...

The Deviants - Ptooff!

The Deviants - Ptooff!Hairy misfits defiant debut...

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find MeBrooklyn quintet's sad and uplifting sixth...

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over America

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over AmericaExpanded live epic shows the two sides of Wings...

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary EditionThe Georgians' major-label debut - even more thrilling and subversive a quarter of a century on...

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe Edition

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe EditionRemastered 35th anniversary of laid-back classic...

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

Phoenix - Bankrupt!Life is finally sweeter for Paris’ all-conquering indie favourites...

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And Body

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And BodyLysergic landmark gets stereo/mono remaster treatment...

The Flaming Lips - The Terror

The Flaming Lips - The TerrorSonic brutality and lashings of existential dread!

Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty DazeSlackest man in Philadelphia reformats psych-rock for widescreen viewing...

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of LoveThe lost prog-soul classic rereleased, with three decades of newly unearthed demos...

Eric Burdon - 'Til Your River Runs Dry

Eric Burdon - 'Til Your River Runs DryA revitalised Burdon tells survivor’s tales...

The Breeders - Last Splash: LSXX

The Breeders - Last Splash: LSXXBig Deal: The Breeders’ best LP reissued as a seven-disc vinyl/3CD boxset on its 20th anniversary...

Iron And Wine - Ghost On Ghost

Iron And Wine - Ghost On GhostThe latest chapter in the singer-songwriter’s evolution is a work of immense beauty and scale...

Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die

Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To DieIg coaxes James Williamson out for a victory lap...

Morrissey - Kill Uncle

Morrissey - Kill UncleMorrissey’s partial rewriting of his past proves grimly successful...

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Editor's Letter

Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...