Music Reviews

The Delines - Colfax Avenue

The Delines - Colfax AvenueRichmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a female singer and a rich collection of...

Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki

Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & SidikiFather and son entwine koras in a cross-generational celebration...

Slint - Spiderland Boxset

Slint - Spiderland BoxsetPost-rock's crowning glory beautifully remastered, with bonus tracks, a film... and its mystery...

Real Estate - Atlas

Real Estate - AtlasGreetings from Bergen County, New Jersey… A ravishing third album from jangling romantics...

Robbie Basho - The Voice Of The Eagle

Robbie Basho - The Voice Of The EagleBlanket coverage - the Native American influence on this guitar raga sage...

Ben Watt - Hendra

Ben Watt - HendraStark, beautiful return for the solo Everything But The Girl man...

Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball

Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball1995 masterpiece reissued with disc of out-takes and making-of DVD...

The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast

The Afghan Whigs - Do To The BeastIt will never be over. Greg Dulli’s emotional return...

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955 - 59 / 1960 - 1962

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955 - 59 / 1960 - 1962Bargain priced boxsets showcasing the early genius of Mr Jones...

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash...but mostly, the fall. An awkward, insightful account of how it all went sour for Strummer &...

Miles Davis - Bootleg Series Vol 3: Miles At The Fillmore 1970

Miles Davis - Bootleg Series Vol 3: Miles At The Fillmore 1970Miles in 1970: expanded, and expanding all the time...

Linda Perhacs - The Soul Of All Natural Things

Linda Perhacs - The Soul Of All Natural ThingsPsychedelic folk, eschatology, spirals and choirs: welcome back, Linda Perhacs...

Metronomy - Love Letter

Metronomy - Love LetterJoseph Mount and co head to Toe Rag for analogue experiment and mild anxiety...

Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky

Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper SkyAmericana master, songwriter du jour, strikes while iron is hot...

The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams

The Hold Steady - Teeth DreamsA leaner, keener Hold Steady return from hiatus...

Dr John, The Night Tripper - Gris Gris

Dr John, The Night Tripper - Gris GrisMac Rebennack's brilliant debut, reissued...

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of EverythingSombre and sparce, but not in the least bit sober: Guy Garvey and co's classy sixth...

Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans

Drive-By Truckers - English OceansAlabama's finest return, recharged, and with a brilliant, balanced blast of rock'n'roll...

Tyrannosaurus Rex / T.Rex - A Beard Of Stars / T.Rex / Tanx / Alloy And The Riders Of Tomorrow - Deluxe Editions

Tyrannosaurus Rex / T.Rex - A Beard Of Stars / T.Rex / Tanx / Alloy And The Riders Of Tomorrow - Deluxe EditionsThe rise and fall of Marc Bolan and his glam phenomenon...

Michael Bloomfield - From His Head To His Heart To His Hands: An Audio/Visual Scrapbook

Michael Bloomfield - From His Head To His Heart To His Hands: An Audio/Visual ScrapbookBloomfield is God? Long-overdue, career-spanning look at rock's foremost guitar trailblazer...

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The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks...