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The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder

The Teardrop Explodes - WilderJulian Cope and co.'s second is an overlooked classic...

Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

Daughn Gibson - Me MoanModern-day country star steps out of the shadows...

Diana Jones - Museum of Appalachia Recordings

Diana Jones - Museum of Appalachia RecordingsStripped mountain music - recorded in a cabin, in a museum...

Cheap Trick - The Complete Epic Albums Collection

Cheap Trick - The Complete Epic Albums CollectionPower pop-rock heaven tonight, with a few hiccups....

Mavis Staples - One True Vine

Mavis Staples - One True VineGospel legend and Jeff Tweedy rebond for sequel to 2010 Grammy winner...

These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field Of ReedsTough to make, astonishingly realised: Southenders' melodic third raises their game again...

Bobby Whitlock - The Bobby Whitlock Story: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

Bobby Whitlock - The Bobby Whitlock Story: Where There’s A Will, There’s A WayIt’s not only who you know, it’s what you know, too...

The Shouting Matches - Grownass Man

The Shouting Matches - Grownass ManJustin Vernon's trio of old compadres play Southern blues-rock under jazz conditions...

ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970 - 1990

ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970 - 1990100 tracks from the first twenty years of "that Little ol’ band from Texas" By Luke Torn...

Guy Clark - My Favourite Picture Of You

Guy Clark - My Favourite Picture Of YouDeeply personal return for seasoned Texan...

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love YouInfluential former Miracle Legion mainstay breaks a long silence...

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970Noel Scott Engel's journey from easy listening interpreter to fearless songwriter, remastered...

The Source Family

The Source FamilyAn enthralling look at Father Yod's hippy cult and the psychedelic rock they produced...

Black Sabbath - 13

Black Sabbath - 13BLACK SABBATH 13 REPUBLIC/MERCURY 7/10 Back from the grave. The first Sabbath album with Ozzy for...

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like ClockworkCali-rock titans return with their difficult sixth...

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The CityNew Yorkers at the top of their game on elaborate love letter to their hometown...

Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks - Songs CycledThe pint-sized Pope of pop candy coats his protest songs...

Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More LightBobby & co run the gamut from cool to cringe on their 10th LP...

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)Five-CD boxset from punk years shows the Stranglers were the outsider’s outsiders...

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Marling - Once I Was An EagleThe "English Joni" ruthlessly dissects her love life on confessional fourth...

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The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.

Worth noting, though, some strong...