Music Reviews

Broken Bells - After The Disco

Broken Bells - After The DiscoSupple mood music tailored for a rainy Sunday afternoon...

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des JeunesDamon Albarn-led cultural exchange bears fruit...

The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Vinyl Collection

The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Vinyl CollectionLimited edition box set to mark JAMC's 30th...

Mark Lanegan - Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989 - 2011

Mark Lanegan - Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989 - 2011Towers of song from gravel-throated American mystery...

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…

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...