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Jerry Lee Lewis - A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee LewisFour-disc monument to the Killer, containing no filler...

T. Rex - Electric Warrior Deluxe Edition

T. Rex - Electric Warrior Deluxe EditionGlamiversary! Bolan's seminal rocker remastered with B-sides, demos and outtakes...

M Ward - A Wasteland Companion

M Ward - A Wasteland CompanionShe & Him's Him returns to his dark, witty furrow...

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - BlunderbussLove'll play some dirty tricks on ya. Jack White goes noirishly solo...

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet LightSpiritualized’s seventh album is a lavish and sentimental paean to rock’n’roll...

Simone Felice - Simone Felice

Simone Felice - Simone FeliceAfter undergoing emergency open-heart surgery in 2010, Simone Felice appears to have taken solace...

Graham Coxon - A&E

Graham Coxon - A&EFrantic riffs, motorik grooves and "perverse sounds" define Blur guitarists eighth solo album...

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & GirlsAssured full-length debut by precocious spawn of Muscle Shoals....

Dr Feelgood - All Through The City

Dr Feelgood - All Through The CityLong overdue boxset includes the four original albums, plus extras...

Dr John - Locked Down

Dr John - Locked DownAmong the residents of Treme, David Simon’s HBO drama series about the inhabitants of New Orleans...

Morrissey - Viva Hate

Morrissey - Viva HateMoz reissues his fine solo debut...

Grateful Dead - All The Years Combine

Grateful Dead - All The Years CombineThe full extent of the Dead’s official DVD arsenal...

Andrew Bird - Break It To Yourself

Andrew Bird - Break It To YourselfChicagoan prodigy drops his guard and takes flight..

Michael Kiwanaku - Home Again

Michael Kiwanaku - Home AgainEarnest, soulful debut from hotly tipped North Londoner...

Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - EkstasisEA new American maverick finds her voice...

John Cale - Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006

John Cale - Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006The Velvet Underground man’s knob-twiddling years.

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968Fly on the psychedelic wall: The Bear's sonic journals snag a masterpiece...

Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The Tides

Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The TidesSonic Youth guitarist makes his 'proper song' debut...

The Shins - Port Of Morrow

The Shins - Port Of MorrowCareer. Commitment. Can this really be The Shins? It surely can...

The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think

The Chemical Brothers - Don't ThinkBrothers gonna work it out live in Japan...

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Editor's Letter

Reviewed: Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo, August 27, 2014


There is a song on "Aerial", Kate Bush's eighth and possibly best album, called "Bertie". "Here comes the sunshine," it begins, "Here comes that son of mine/Here comes the everything/Here's a song and a song for him." Nine years later, here, perhaps is a show for him: an unexpected comeback; a...