Music Reviews

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Deluxe edition)

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (Deluxe edition)Pull up to her bumper! Disco diva’s 1981 new-wave masterpiece pimped out with b-sides and...

Wreckless Eric - Le Beat Groupe Electrique / The Donovan Of Trash

Wreckless Eric - Le Beat Groupe Electrique / The Donovan Of TrashThe whole wide world, captured via the lo-fi blues...

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Sharon Van Etten - Are We ThereHeart on sleeve missives on excellent self-produced third from National associate...

Hamilton Leithauser - The Black Hours

Hamilton Leithauser - The Black HoursStrings, swooning, good humour. “White collar Americana” from the former Walkmen singer...

Swans - To Be Kind

Swans - To Be KindAnother set of pulverising epics from Michael Gira...

Autoluminescent

AutoluminescentThe sad story of Roland S Howard, vividly told...

He Wasn't Just The Fifth Member Of Joy Division: A Film About Martin Hannett

He Wasn't Just The Fifth Member Of Joy Division: A Film About Martin HannettThe disorderly story of the architect of the Factory Records sound...

Chuck E Weiss - Red Beans And Weiss

Chuck E Weiss - Red Beans And WeissSoCal boho's "alternative jungle music" finds its groove...

Bobby Bare - Darker Than Light

Bobby Bare - Darker Than LightSeasoned campaigner yanks up his roots...

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Damon Albarn - Everyday RobotsJourney through the past... The songwriter's solo debut proper is his most personal statement yet...

Thee Oh Sees - Drop

Thee Oh Sees - DropOscillating garage rock weirdness from West Coast psychonaut...

Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles (reissue, 1972)

Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles (reissue, 1972)Swamp-pop goes Woodstock: Louisiana legend's rarely heard '72 masterpiece with The Band...

The Delines - Colfax Avenue

The Delines - Colfax AvenueRichmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a female singer and a rich collection of...

Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki

Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & SidikiFather and son entwine koras in a cross-generational celebration...

Slint - Spiderland Boxset

Slint - Spiderland BoxsetPost-rock's crowning glory beautifully remastered, with bonus tracks, a film... and its mystery...

Real Estate - Atlas

Real Estate - AtlasGreetings from Bergen County, New Jersey… A ravishing third album from jangling romantics...

Robbie Basho - The Voice Of The Eagle

Robbie Basho - The Voice Of The EagleBlanket coverage - the Native American influence on this guitar raga sage...

Ben Watt - Hendra

Ben Watt - HendraStark, beautiful return for the solo Everything But The Girl man...

Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball

Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball1995 masterpiece reissued with disc of out-takes and making-of DVD...

The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast

The Afghan Whigs - Do To The BeastIt will never be over. Greg Dulli’s emotional return...

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The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


There's a song on this new Purling Hiss album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by Dinosaur Jr. Along with the intensely spirited debut by Mary Timony's Ex-Hex and a comp of the pre-...