Music Reviews

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

The Fall - Listening In:Lost Singles Tracks 1990-92

Overdue collectors' B-sides bonanza

Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - 000 Baby Baby: The Anthology

Definitive 52-track compilation spanning 1958-1972

Malcolm Morley - Ian Gomm

Long-lost pub rock albums finally resurface

Steve Forbert - More Young, Guitar Days

Southern boy recalls homesick-in-the-city salad days

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour

Late, great Lone Star songwriter, often covered, seldom bettered

Ween - God Ween Satan—The Oneness

New Hope, PA nutters started out with a Casio and then bled rock's corpse dry

Blue Orchids

Reissue of rarities, live stuff, Peel sessions, plus unreleased 1993 album

The Vinyl Countdown

Legendary single-a-month scam from indie stalwarts revisited

Forever Young

Achronological compilation with titular reference to album's length. Includes three new tracks

Retro Grades

Nostalgia overload for the School Disco crowd

Ramones - Loud, Fast

The hits that launched a thousand punks

Sir Douglas Quintet

Tex-Mex pioneer who prefigured country rock in the Beatlemania era

John Coltrane

A sax supreme

Various Artists - 16 Classiques De 1995 À 2002

Double CD of best tracks from celebrated Sourcelab compilations

Laibach - The John Peel Sessions

Austere Slovenians' BBC recordings between 1986 and 1987

Grand Drive

Raynes Park-based champions of Americana reissued

Martin Newell - The Off White Album

1995 outing from The Independent's resident poet, with extra material

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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...