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Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over America

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over AmericaExpanded live epic shows the two sides of Wings...

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary EditionThe Georgians' major-label debut - even more thrilling and subversive a quarter of a century on...

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe Edition

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe EditionRemastered 35th anniversary of laid-back classic...

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

Phoenix - Bankrupt!Life is finally sweeter for Paris’ all-conquering indie favourites...

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And Body

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And BodyLysergic landmark gets stereo/mono remaster treatment...

The Flaming Lips - The Terror

The Flaming Lips - The TerrorSonic brutality and lashings of existential dread!

Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty DazeSlackest man in Philadelphia reformats psych-rock for widescreen viewing...

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings Of LoveThe lost prog-soul classic rereleased, with three decades of newly unearthed demos...

Eric Burdon - 'Til Your River Runs Dry

Eric Burdon - 'Til Your River Runs DryA revitalised Burdon tells survivor’s tales...

The Breeders - Last Splash: LSXX

The Breeders - Last Splash: LSXXBig Deal: The Breeders’ best LP reissued as a seven-disc vinyl/3CD boxset on its 20th anniversary...

Iron And Wine - Ghost On Ghost

Iron And Wine - Ghost On GhostThe latest chapter in the singer-songwriter’s evolution is a work of immense beauty and scale...

Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die

Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To DieIg coaxes James Williamson out for a victory lap...

Morrissey - Kill Uncle

Morrissey - Kill UncleMorrissey’s partial rewriting of his past proves grimly successful...

The Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water: Classics, Origins & Oddities

The Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water: Classics, Origins & OdditiesA wizard, a true star...

Crime And The City Solution - American Twilight

Crime And The City Solution - American TwilightFirst new material in 20 years from celebrated post-punk doomsayers...

Edwyn Collins - Understated

Edwyn Collins - UnderstatedLess is infinitely more for the man who invented indie...

Low - The Invisible Way

Low - The Invisible WayMore raw beauty from the Duluth veterans, heightened by lashings of piano and Jeff Tweedy...

Suede - Bloodsports

Suede - BloodsportsNot quite a return to their storming, Britpop peak – but the signs are encouraging...

Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection

Blue Öyster Cult - The Columbia Albums Collection“Guess what? I got a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell.” Classic BOC, boxed...

Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving

Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light MovingRock’s poet-noise iconoclast debuts new underground supergroup...

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The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...