Music Reviews

Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe

Indie landmark gets elaborate two-CD reissue

Various Artists - The Wild Bunch

Typical set by the '80s Bristol sound system that predated Massive Attack, mixed by original DJ Milo

Dandies Of The Underground

Comprehensive collection of Philly pop-soul boys, fronted by Todd Rundgren, who looked to Swinging...

Various Artists - Platinum Soul Legends 1960-1975

Strong across-the-board selection of soul classics

A Boy's Own Story

Pick'n'mix four-CD retrospective from original '80s New Popsters, including demos, remixes,...

The Sunshine Company - The Blades Of Grass

The Blades Of Grass ARE NOT FOR SMOKING REV-OLA West Coast ex-folksters The Sunshine Company just...

Laika - Lost In Space: Volume One 1993-2002

Double retrospective featuring rarities/outtakes disc

Big Brother And The Holding Company

'Frisco hippies who survived the '60s and still go back there for a living

Intastella - Intastella Overdrive

Double CD compendium from Mancunian Deee-lite

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Deluxe Edition

New digital version with no shortage of bonuses

Tangerine Dream - Zeit

Edgar Froese's Berlin electronica franchise got into gear with this 1972 double, Tangerine Dream's...

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Proto-US hardcore from Jello Biafra and gang

Palace In Wonderland

It's over a decade since former actor Will Oldham took his first faltering steps in a forgotten...

Satyricon - Volcano

Black metal from Norway

Reed shows off "heavy bear" side on two-CD tribute to 19th-century poet

Brokeback - Look At The Bird

Tortoise off-shoot, featuring Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier and Mary Hansen

Erlend Øye - Unrest

Kings Of Convenience man goes electronic on solo debut

Elephant Man - Higher Level

Third album from dancehall king

Jane Birkin - Arabesque

Gainsbourg's grand amour offers Oriental stylings

El-P - Fandam Plus

Ace rapper/producer shows off his soundscapes

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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...