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John Fullbright - Songs

John Fullbright - SongsSecond album confirms a major new Americana voice...

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your BusinessI know it’s not over… The Moz enters a gripping new, possibly climactic, career phase...

King Creosote - From Scotland With Love

King Creosote - From Scotland With LoveFresh from the acclaimed Diamond Mine collaboration, the prolific Fifer pushes forward on his own...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyePetty and band return with their hardest-rocking album in 25 years. Oh yeah, all right!

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers"It's good to be writing again..." A rare letter home by the Red Headed Stranger...

Reigning Sound - Shattered

Reigning Sound - ShatteredSoul-saturated, heart-tugging, Memphis-celebrating offering from Greg Cartwright’s latest line-up...

John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender

John Hiatt - Terms Of My SurrenderThe past, present and future intertwine on the veteran’s latest effort...

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe EditionThe '80s angst classic reissued as a vinyl boxset...

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - III

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - IIIThe first three albums plus extra material from the Page archives...

The Felice Brothers - Favourite Waitress

The Felice Brothers - Favourite WaitressThe Felice Brothers refine their sound...

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

First Aid Kit - Stay GoldSinging sisters' major-label debut is a glittering folk-pop tapestry of Scandi-angst... When they...

Bob Mould - Beauty And Ruin

Bob Mould - Beauty And RuinWarhorse: Songs and Stories – Hüsker Dü veteran makes peace with the past...

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill BroonzyOne of the highlights of Dave Alvin’s last solo album, 2011’s Eleven Eleven, was a track called “...

The National - Mistaken For Strangers

The National - Mistaken For StrangersMatt Berninger's awkward little brother creates a strange and moving documentary...

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen HannaHeart and teeth bared in a vivid portrait of the riot grrrl spearhead...

Jack White - Lazaretto

Jack White - LazarettoThird Man maverick shows little sign of mellowing on wild and witty second solo album...

Mogwai - Come On Die Young Deluxe Edition

Mogwai - Come On Die Young Deluxe EditionNoise abatement! The Scots' chilly, sparse masterpiece gets a lavish, four-album treatment...

Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst - Upside Down MountainThe shambolic Bright Eyes auteur submits to a Wilsonian extreme makeover...

Various Artists - C86

Various Artists - C86The infamous mail-order tape gets a lavish three-disc treatment...

XTC - Skylarking

XTC - SkylarkingField music: Swindoners’ pastoral epiphany, finally as nature intended...

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Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...