Music Reviews

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...

Dead Moon - In The Graveyard / Unknown Passage / Defiance

Dead Moon - In The Graveyard / Unknown Passage / DefiancePortland garage rock refuseniks still doing it their way. The first three albums, for the first...

The Black Keys - Turn Blue

The Black Keys - Turn BlueFollowing the triumph of El Camino, Auerbach, Carney and Danger Mouse roll the dice, play it where...

Bruce Springsteen - A Musicares Tribute

Bruce Springsteen - A Musicares TributeThe good, the bad and the ugly pay tribute to a mighty catalogue as The Boss looks on...

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country MusicAnyone for metaphysical prog country? Nashville songwriter heads for the stars...

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The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


There's a song on this new Purling Hiss album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by Dinosaur Jr. Along with the intensely spirited debut by Mary Timony's Ex-Hex and a comp of the pre-...