Music Reviews

Justin Timberlake - Justified

Solo debut by 'NSync frontman with production by Timbaland and the Neptunes

Julia Fordham - Concrete Love

Comeback album from early Dido prototype

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

Various Artists - The Very Best Of World Duets

First and Third world meetings in music

Snoop Dogg - Paid Da Cost To Be Da Boss

Original gangsta reforms

Impressive to excessive live foray from quartet

Axe Factor

Fabulous neo-MBV guitarfest from happening Berlin electronica label

The Residents - Demons Dance Alone

Mysterious Californian outsider outfit release album written in wake of September 11

Retro '60s garage rock from Scandinavian quartet

Various Artists - Risiko 100

Ultra-hip German label gets birthday cake and bunting treatment

Paul Barman - Paullelujah

Unlikely as he is—a white, upper-class rapper who positively revels in his Ivy Leaguery...

The Sea And Cake - One Bedroom

Chicago indie jazzers' latest, featuring cover of Bowie's "Sound And Vision"

Various Artists - Digital Disco

Avant-electro types dazzled by mirrorballs

The Ramainz - Live In NYC

Final offering from da bruddas past their gabba-gabba heyday

Henri Texier - Azur Quintet

Moody and fascinating European orchestral jazz

Power To The People

Eighth album from rap renegades is a 21-track jumble of new tracks, live performances and fan...

The Very Best Of The Tube - Universal TV

It's the 20th anniversary—already—of the groundbreaking TV pop show where enigmatic...

Die Another Day - Warners

Another day, another Bond movie. Forgive me if I can't get worked up about the McConcept, although...

28 Days Later - XL

Danny Boyle's arty horror flick started brilliantly, ended badly, and was scored by a fast-rising...

This Month In Soundtracks

The producers of 8 Mile expect it to do for hip hop what The Blackboard Jungle did for rock'n'roll...

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Editor's Letter

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...