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Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom RadioMournful, loner blues-folktronica from America's deepest growl...

Ry Cooder - Soundtracks

Ry Cooder - SoundtracksTwang! Seven-disc box set brings Ryland’s other career into sharp focus...

Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Underworld - DubnobasswithmyheadmanThunder thunder, lightning ahead! Now dark and even longer - a revolutionary album turns 20...

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The VaultFleetwood Mac star heads to Nashville chasing the songs that nearly got away...

Marcus Hook Roll Band - Tales Of Old Grand Daddy

Marcus Hook Roll Band - Tales Of Old Grand DaddyBC/DC! Lost 1973 LP featuring AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, finally reissued...

Pink Floyd - The Endless River

Pink Floyd - The Endless RiverFinally! The first new album in 20 years proves a graceful, open-hearted swansong...

Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen - Popular ProblemsAs he turns 80, Cohen quietly rages against the world with his darkest record for decades...

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The BoneStraight outta Memphis: a soul-drenched renaissance...

Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan - HeartleapOne more diamond day: an elusive singer-songwriter's beautiful, last (probably) album...

Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble

Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount Of TroubleAnti-war icon: an unheralded voice bids a wistful farewell...

George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968 - 75

George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968 - 75The quiet Beatle's escape attempts remastered...

Scott Walker and SunnO))) - Soused

Scott Walker and SunnO))) - Soused“Spunk-stiffened tresses!” How an avant-metal band made Scott more accessible...

Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers

Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of DancersAnother step forward for this stately, down-home duo
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Various Artists - Calypso Craze: 1956-57

Various Artists - Calypso Craze: 1956-57173 cuts from calypso's thrilling, if brief, mainstream heyday...

Tweedy - Sukierae

Tweedy - SukieraeTweedy & Son open for business: strong returns follow...

Eric Clapton - Planes, Trains And Eric

Eric Clapton - Planes, Trains And EricA look inside Slowhand's [possible] farewell...

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love To London

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love To LondonRecuperating from serious injury, the veteran chanteuse puts her back into one of her most personal...

Goat - Commune

Goat - CommuneAfro-noise jams, via Germany, the Sahara and Sweden. Masked festival favourites continue their...

Bob Carpenter - Silent Passage

Bob Carpenter - Silent PassageAn LA country-folk masterpiece from 1974, unearthed...

The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

The Beatles - The Beatles In MonoThe catalogue, to 1968, remastered for vinyl....

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Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...