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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At JagbagsPavement’s ex-mainman plays to strengths in his first since becoming a Berliner. By Jason Anderson

Ry Cooder - 1970 - 1987

Ry Cooder - 1970 - 1987Box fresh: 11 albums from guitar king’s first golden age...

Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread

Rosanne Cash - The River & The ThreadMesmerising trek through the land of Dixie: R Cash paints her masterpiece...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live From KCRW

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live From KCRWRadio on - the dons of magisterial cool get up-close and personal...

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Super Deluxe Edition

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Super Deluxe EditionReed and Cale's most experimental work. Still mind-blowing...

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Born With The Caul

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Born With The CaulIntroducing, from Dublin, a new star of psychedelic folk-rock…

Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen - High HopesGood-time title, sombre message on The Boss' 18th studio album proper...

Lee Hazelwood Industries - There's A Dream I've Been Saving 1966-1971

Lee Hazelwood Industries - There's A Dream I've Been Saving 1966-1971Cosmic Cowboy’s indie label exhumed...

Bottle Rockets - Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side

Bottle Rockets - Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn SideBlue-collar blast: Roots-rock masterpieces, back in print...

Eric Clapton - Give Me Strength: The '74/'75 Recordings

Eric Clapton - Give Me Strength: The '74/'75 RecordingsSix-disc set from the 'identity crisis' years - three albums, outtakes, lives and a session with...

Al Green - Let's Stay Together / I'm Still In Love With You

Al Green - Let's Stay Together / I'm Still In Love With You1972 - when Al Green ruled the world...

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A-Comin'

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A-Comin'A fascinating story, disappointingly told...

White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade

White Denim - Corsicana LemonadeThe Texans continue their radical evolution with a kaleidoscopic concept album...

The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies

The Kinks - Muswell HillbilliesRay Davies underrated North London song-cycle, now with an extra disc of rarities...

Nick Lowe - Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family

Nick Lowe - Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the FamilyOl’ Saint Nick, playful pop alchemy, and the retro-reinvention of the Christmas album...

Bob Dylan - Complete Album Collection Vol. One

Bob Dylan - Complete Album Collection Vol. OneEvery album, and a little bit more. Something is happening…

Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell - SoutheasternRare example of sobriety and marriage causing great country music...

The Who - Tommy (Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions)

The Who - Tommy (Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions)Another night at the opera, with demos and live versions...

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Trout Mask ReplicaNewly remastered and still astonishing...

Midlake - Antiphon

Midlake - AntiphonThe band move on with a subtle change of emphasis following Tim Smith's departure...

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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...