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Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God

Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of GodMMJ man goes it alone with an eclectic, intricate LP...

Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour

Ron Sexsmith - Forever EndeavourTender, string-soaked twelfth from Canuck songwriter...

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdita

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa PerditaCVB comeback, take two: A sun-cracked roots-rock homage to Northern California...

Villagers - {Awayland}

Villagers - {Awayland}Conor O'Brien adds some weirdness to his songcraft...

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac - RumoursThe game-changing ’70s AOR blockbuster turns 35 with a super deluxe boxset...

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & Jim

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & JimAffable Americana from Nashville statesmen...

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child BalladsVocal collaboration draws ancient and modern together...

Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big InnerSoulful debut is stunning introduction to producer's talents...

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991An alternative history of the post-rock pioneers...

Aaron Neville - My True Story

Aaron Neville - My True StoryNew Orleans soul prince revisits his doo-wop youth. Keith Richards and Don Was co-produce...

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition33 and a third-year anniversary edition of the cathartic classic...

Hawkwind - Space Ritual

Hawkwind - Space RitualThe psychedelic warlords' live masterpiece reissued...

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive Edition

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive EditionHere’s no mud in your ear! The Johnny Thunders gang’s epochal 1977 album restored (yet again), with...

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OST

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OSTIn British pop history the feature film often marks the fatal moment of imperial overreach of a...

Aztec Camera - reissues

Aztec Camera - reissuesPostcards from paradise...

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10A provocative musical advent calendar...

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman MastersThe two sides of Scott-Heron - his early work collected in all its trailblazing glory...

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords Good

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords GoodReunited band rides a wave of serendipity in a surprising, deeply satisfying return...

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

The Damned - Damned Damned DamnedDeluxe treatment for one of punk’s most rough-and-ready albums...

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz Age

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz AgeFavourite songs from the Roxy man's past, played by jazz vets and cut in crackly mono...

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Editor's Letter

Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...