Music Reviews

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...

Camper Van Beethoven - Cigarettes And Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years

Limited edition five-CD box from '80s US indie heroes

Electric Dreams

Four re-releases spanning disco innovator's career

The Moon - Without Earth

Entire studio output of psychedelic orch-pop band on CD for first time

Would-Be-Goods - Marden Hill

Marden Hill CADAQUEZ Various Artists THE COOL MIKADO ALL ÉL In the '80s, Mike Alway's él...

Spiritualized

Pierce and co's cosmic masterpieces reissued

Nancy Sinatra - Lightning's Girl

A best-of thin on any real achievement

Aaliyah - I Care 4 U

Classic singles plus unreleased material

Outkast

Second and third pre-Stankonia albums from Atlanta funk-hop giants, at mid-price

Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson - Winter In America

Introspective seasonal offering from black poet-singer and collaborating pianist

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds Story

Exhaustive overview of seminal UK R&B group

Various Artists - The Bristol Sessions Vol I

Eighteen tracks from legendary sessions that constitute The Big Bang of country music

Amon Düül II

Re-release of classic krautrock albums with bonus tracks

A Mixed Experience

The Experience's English farewell at the Albert Hall, and Hendrix's at the Isle of Wight, plus an...

Flower Power

Twelve-year chronicle of demos and live cuts from '90s keepers of pop flame

Various Artists - At Least You Can Die With A Smile On Your Face

Twenty-two-track sampler from eclectic art-rock label

Various Artists - Reggae Love Songs

Romantic tunes played a big part in British reggae charts in the late '70s and early '80s as a new...

The Last Poets

Groundbreaking proto-rap at white heat

Miss Kittin - Felix Da Housecat

Retro techno par excellence

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Editor's Letter

The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out,...