Music Reviews

Shearwater - Everybody Makes Mistakes

Hailing from the same US stable as The Mendoza Line, the Austin, Texas quartet Shearwater embrace a...

Jim And Jennie And The Pinetops - One More In The Cabin

Both Jim Krewson and Jennie Benford were raised in tradition-steeped communities (in Pennsylvania...

Cat Power - You Are Free

Fifth album from enigmatic New York songstress

Absinthe Blind - Rings

Midwestern siblings in Britpop homage

Tim Easton - Break Your Mother's Heart

Continuing saga of the 'real' Ryan Adams

John Fahey - Red Cross

Guitar legend's moving valediction

The Raveonettes - Whip It On

Danish duo's debut garage-rock blast

A Kick Up The'80s

Advances on electroclash from Omaha and Germany

David Whitaker - André Popp

First two volumes of Tricatel's Imaginary Museum series pay homage to under-acknowledged arrangers

Ms Jade - Girl Interrupted

Timbaland does the job but Jade fails to shine

Dinky - Black Cabaret

New York DJ takes a turn on the other side of the tables

Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves - Drive It Like You Stole It

Spiky, spunky Leeds singer-guitarist's debut, recorded in Austin with Spoon

Dorine_Muraille - Mani

Hardcore folktronica. From Cherbourg

Stylophonic - Man Music Technology

Debut album from Italian house man Stefano Fontana

Little Feat

Old Feats don't fail to amuse and enthral with these lavish unreleased and live double sets

Dirty Three - She Has No Strings Apollo

Sixth album from Melbourne trio

Devendra Banhart - Oh Me Oh My

Excellent, if creepy, lo-fi folk

Jaheim - Still Ghetto

Successor to 2000's Ghetto Love debut by 23-year-old soul great in waiting. Mary J Blige guests

Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons

Awesome trance-rock newcomers

Gamine - Sabotage

London duo's decadent-pop debut

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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...