Music Reviews

Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour

Ron Sexsmith - Forever EndeavourTender, string-soaked twelfth from Canuck songwriter...

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdita

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa PerditaCVB comeback, take two: A sun-cracked roots-rock homage to Northern California...

Villagers - {Awayland}

Villagers - {Awayland}Conor O'Brien adds some weirdness to his songcraft...

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac - RumoursThe game-changing ’70s AOR blockbuster turns 35 with a super deluxe boxset...

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & Jim

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & JimAffable Americana from Nashville statesmen...

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child BalladsVocal collaboration draws ancient and modern together...

Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big InnerSoulful debut is stunning introduction to producer's talents...

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991An alternative history of the post-rock pioneers...

Aaron Neville - My True Story

Aaron Neville - My True StoryNew Orleans soul prince revisits his doo-wop youth. Keith Richards and Don Was co-produce...

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition33 and a third-year anniversary edition of the cathartic classic...

Hawkwind - Space Ritual

Hawkwind - Space RitualThe psychedelic warlords' live masterpiece reissued...

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive Edition

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive EditionHere’s no mud in your ear! The Johnny Thunders gang’s epochal 1977 album restored (yet again), with...

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OST

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OSTIn British pop history the feature film often marks the fatal moment of imperial overreach of a...

Aztec Camera - reissues

Aztec Camera - reissuesPostcards from paradise...

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10A provocative musical advent calendar...

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman MastersThe two sides of Scott-Heron - his early work collected in all its trailblazing glory...

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords Good

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords GoodReunited band rides a wave of serendipity in a surprising, deeply satisfying return...

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

The Damned - Damned Damned DamnedDeluxe treatment for one of punk’s most rough-and-ready albums...

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz Age

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz AgeFavourite songs from the Roxy man's past, played by jazz vets and cut in crackly mono...

Blur - Parklive

Blur - ParkliveSound and vision live bonanza; improved audio is the icing on the Hyde Park memorial cake...

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Editor's Letter

The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out,...