Music Reviews

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

Cool Hand Luke

More brilliantly bilious dispatches from This England

Chic - In Japan

The great dance music innovators' final concert, recorded live at the Budokan in April 1996

Tony Romanello - Counting Stars

Paisley meets flannel in Tulsa, Oklahoma

(The Real) Tuesday Weld - I, Lucifer

Musical accompaniment to the recent novel of the same name by Glen Duncan

Lisa Mychols - Lost Winter's Dream

Wondermints before they'd recorded their own material

This Month In Soundtracks

Todd Haynes is a film-maker you're never quite sure whether to champion. In the past, when he's won...

Darkness Falls

Bleak second outing for Mercury/Brit-nominated songsmith

Mad At Gravity - Resonance

Dull debut from rated nu-metal quintet

Golden Rough - Provenance Candle

Third LP from Aussie four-piece ditches country twang for subtly shaded pop

Birdie - Reverb Deluxe

Rarities from sometime St Etienne crew

Art Garfunkel - Everything Wants To Be Noticed

Great singer in need of decent songs

Hip Hop - Old School, New School

Mixed bag of fodder, including 2Pac outtakes and journeyman rap

Geist - Songs For Your Neighbour

Subtle, simmering 'new acoustic' debutThese gentle, vaguely retro acoustic stylings from British...

Missy Roback - Just Like Breathing

Dreamy debut from American singer with perfect pop voice

The Majesticons - Beauty Party

The hip hop underground goes uptown

Longwave - Endsongs

Debut from NY noisepop quartet

Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenos Hermanos

Another immaculate chapter in Ry Cooder's Technicolor Cuban adventure

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Editor's Letter

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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