Music Reviews

Goldrush - Extended Play

Mini LP from Oxfordshire quintet follows 2002's fine Don't Bring Me Down

Burning Ambition

Incendiary Leyton rappers light the long-awaited way to an authentic UK style

Kathleen Edwards - Carter Wood

Fine debuts from new alt.country queens

Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside

Diverse fifth studio album from modern American roots icon

Burning Brides - Fall Of The Plastic Empire

Remastered punk rock from The White Stripes' old touring partners

MC Honky - I Am The Messiah

So-so solo album from E of The Eels

Frenzy Reunited

Kristin Hersh

The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side

Fast-rising blues-rock duo release debut LP after tour with Primal Scream

The Sleepy Jackson

Australia's next big thing unleash experimental mini-album debut

The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight

Follow-up to MTV-friendly Gran Turismo

Sole - Selling Live Water

Absorbing countercultural rap

The Minus 5 - Down With Wilco

Tweedy & co prove handy recruits to the R.E.M. spin-off

Adrian Sherwood - Never Trust A Hippy

On-U Sound master and former Clash DJ makes debut solo foray

Sonny Landreth - The Road We're On

Louisiana-based blues revivalist

Use Your Delusion

Twenty-first album from America's startlingly original lord of lo-fi

April March - Triggers

Second album from former Ren And Stimpy writer and animator

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

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...