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Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown

This month's New Strokes. Disappointing

The Detroit Cobras - Seven Easy Pieces

Full-throttle rock'n'soul mini album. From Detroit, obviously

Bent - The Everlasting Blink

Now wealthy enough to not fall foul of record company lawyers (unpaid for Nana Mouskouri samples...

Susumu Yokota - Overhead

Missing link between Yokota's soulful ambient and upbeat house projects

Scenic - The Acid Gospel Experience

Arizonan soundtrackers make ill-advised foray into space rock

Medium 21 - Killings From The Dial

Young English heirs to The Flaming Lips

The Immortal Lee County Killers II - ...Love Is A Charm Of Powerful Trouble

Punk blues recorded in a condemned shack

New York Glory

Jesse Malin THE BORDERLINE, LONDON TUESDAY JANUARY 21 2003 "Just wait til see you me with my fuckin...

Neko Case - Dingwalls, London

Acclaimed American songstress delivers

Smash And Grab

Ex-Pumpkin head pulps up the volume with his reinvented gang of 'glamadelic' grungesters

The Pretty Things

Mid-'60s reissues of variable quality

Various Artists - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Thirty-six axe-wielders in mostly reflective mood

Various Artists - Teutonik Disaster

Essential purchase for fans of electro and German new wave

Various Artists - Top Deck SKA 45s Box

Replica singles set of cuts by ska pioneers

Illinois Jacquet - The Illinois Jacquet Story

Four-CD crash course from Texan tenor titan

Pearl Jam

Seattle rockers' first and fifth albums reissued at mid-price

Mad About The Boy

Never before collected under one (legal) roof, Beach Boy's non-band '60s classics

Various Artists - Great Day Coming

Wide-ranging anthology of classic gospel tracks

Their first two EPs on CD, at last

Nina Simone - Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club

Accompanied by bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath the 24-year-old Simone works...

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Editor's Letter

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...