Music Reviews

Tosca - Delhi 9

Third album from the other duo Dorfmeister (one half of nu-acid jazz stars Kruder & Dorfmeister...

The 'Burn - Sally O'Mattress

Noel Gallagher-endorsed Blackburn quintet deliver strong debut

Har Mar Superstar - You Can Feel Me

Lame comedy R&B, strictly for haters

Various Artists - Estuary English: Music From Memphis Industries Volume One

Excellent overview of Blue States' label home

Hayden - Live At Convocation Hall

With Skyscraper National Park, the quiet ebb and flow of Paul Hayden Desser's cracked, sad-slow...

Magical Misery Tour

Ten songs of dark and disturbing genius from Seattle singer-songwriter

Peter Bruntnell - Ends Of The Earth

For a man so steeped in the honeyed hickory grit of Gram Parsons, newcomers to Bruntnell could be...

This Month In Americana

Unheralded Chicago-based tunesmith comes of age

Clue To Kalo - Come Here When You Sleepwalk

Pretty, discreet indietronica from Oz

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

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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...