Music Reviews

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...

Blur - Parklive

Blur - ParkliveSound and vision live bonanza; improved audio is the icing on the Hyde Park memorial cake...

Joni Mitchell - The Studio Albums 1968 - 1979

Joni Mitchell - The Studio Albums 1968 - 1979From Laurel Canyon to jazz-rock's far outposts - the suffragette of sensuality's stunning first...

The Beach Boys - Live In Concert

The Beach Boys - Live In ConcertThe 50th Anniversary Tour captured on film...

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish BoschTubax! Zercon! Ceausescu! Walker’s meta-textual journey continues...

The House Of Love - The House Of Love

The House Of Love - The House Of LoveGuy Chadwick’s fractious gang’s debut, now expanded – and at times, truly exhilarating...

Cockney Rebel - Cavaliers

Cockney Rebel - Cavaliers4CD triumph for art-pop’s ‘Cocky Rabble’...

X-TG - Desertshore: The Final Report

X-TG - Desertshore: The Final ReportRadically reworking a Nico album, Throbbing Gristle leave Genesis behind...

Iris Dement - Sing The Delta

Iris Dement - Sing The DeltaBringing it all back home: Arkansas dazzler's first original music in 16 years...

The Jam - The Gift: Super Deluxe Edition

The Jam - The Gift: Super Deluxe EditionThe Fab Three's studio swansong, with B-sides, demos, vids and a live gig...

Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin - Celebration DayNo myth-making here: just an impressive document of old friends blowing minds again...

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!Despite the silly title and gorilla sleeve, this 3CD compilation proves a respectable primer...

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental Tourist

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin - Instrumental TouristCosmic collaboration from two electronic masters...

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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...