Music Reviews

R.E.M - Document reissue

R.E.M - Document reissue25th anniversary reissue, accompanied by contemporaneous live show...

Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance

Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The DistanceDrive-By Trucker lifts the lid on his crisis years...

Bill Wilson - Ever Changing Minstrel

Bill Wilson - Ever Changing MinstrelBack from the bargain bin, a lost piece of southern-soul-baring...

The XX - Coexist

The XX - CoexistSensual second proves even better than the first...

Produced By George Martin

Produced By George MartinA fascinating journey through the life of the producer who changed the world...

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - 35th anniversary box set

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - 35th anniversary box setShambolic punk artefact gets the grand, 3-CD and DVD box-set treatment, with lavish book. Punk...

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat + Bone

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat + BoneIt's now seven years since Damage, the last Blues Explosion album, a hiatus during which Jon...

Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear - ShieldsClass of '09 grads think bigger; wilder.

Frank Zappa/The Mothers Of Invention reissues

Frank Zappa/The Mothers Of Invention reissuesThe Zappa Motherlode: 12 albums reissued this month and 48 more by the end of the year...

Cat Power - Sun

Cat Power - SunThe once-troubled singer returns. Has she finally got her shit together?

Calexico - Algiers

Calexico - AlgiersThe desert rockers soak up some New Orleans spirit, with refreshing results...

Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan - TempestBob Dylan’s fantastic new album opens with a train song. Given the wrath to come and the often...

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz“Sometimes you gotta go get mad!” The full gang reconvene in Baltimore for a feral but friendly...

Bill Fay - Life Is People

Bill Fay - Life Is PeopleBeautifully measured return to the studio from this humble master of English song...

The Kinks - The Kinks At The BBC

The Kinks - The Kinks At The BBCFrom the beginning the Kinks’ career was intimately entwined with the BBC. In the year following...

James Yorkston - I Was A Cat From A Book

James Yorkston - I Was A Cat From A BookAlt.folkie calms down, but still delivers some classics...

Ry Cooder - Election Special

Ry Cooder - Election SpecialRyland’s points a righteous finger at the “deacons in the High Church of the Next Dollar”...

Lee Hazelwood - A House Safe For Tigers

Lee Hazelwood - A House Safe For TigersSoundtrack album, from Hazlewood’s mysterious exile in Sweden...

Elton John - 5 Classic Albums (1970 - 73)

Elton John - 5 Classic Albums (1970 - 73)From humble ivory-tickler to global sensation - the singer-songwriter's rise chronicled...

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature ThemesNow available in stereo: LA minstrel’s junkshop hi-fi comes to life...

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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...