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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...

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete CollectionThe Python catalogue, repackaged and remastered. Lovely plumage...

John Fullbright - Songs

John Fullbright - SongsSecond album confirms a major new Americana voice...

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your BusinessI know it’s not over… The Moz enters a gripping new, possibly climactic, career phase...

King Creosote - From Scotland With Love

King Creosote - From Scotland With LoveFresh from the acclaimed Diamond Mine collaboration, the prolific Fifer pushes forward on his own...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyePetty and band return with their hardest-rocking album in 25 years. Oh yeah, all right!

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers"It's good to be writing again..." A rare letter home by the Red Headed Stranger...

Reigning Sound - Shattered

Reigning Sound - ShatteredSoul-saturated, heart-tugging, Memphis-celebrating offering from Greg Cartwright’s latest line-up...

John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender

John Hiatt - Terms Of My SurrenderThe past, present and future intertwine on the veteran’s latest effort...

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe EditionThe '80s angst classic reissued as a vinyl boxset...

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - III

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - IIIThe first three albums plus extra material from the Page archives...

The Felice Brothers - Favourite Waitress

The Felice Brothers - Favourite WaitressThe Felice Brothers refine their sound...

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

First Aid Kit - Stay GoldSinging sisters' major-label debut is a glittering folk-pop tapestry of Scandi-angst... When they...

Bob Mould - Beauty And Ruin

Bob Mould - Beauty And RuinWarhorse: Songs and Stories – Hüsker Dü veteran makes peace with the past...

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill BroonzyOne of the highlights of Dave Alvin’s last solo album, 2011’s Eleven Eleven, was a track called “...

The National - Mistaken For Strangers

The National - Mistaken For StrangersMatt Berninger's awkward little brother creates a strange and moving documentary...

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen HannaHeart and teeth bared in a vivid portrait of the riot grrrl spearhead...

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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...