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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...

Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman RetrospectiveThe charismatic slide guitar god and Southern rock avatar finally gets his due via a massive career...

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

John Grant - Pale Green GhostsFormer Czar's emotionally raw second - Sinead sings backing...

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow MoonA collaboration at once overdue, and worth the wait...

Eels - Wonderful, Glorious

Eels - Wonderful, GloriousEels’ tenth album lives up to its fate-tempting title...

Bert Jansch - Acoustic Routes

Bert Jansch - Acoustic RoutesUnderstated BBC overview reissued...

Endless Boogie - Long Island

Endless Boogie - Long IslandUber-jams, the Civil War and a great leap-forward...

Who's That Man - A Tribute To Conny Plank

Who's That Man - A Tribute To Conny PlankFour-CD box set honours the great Krautrock producer and collaborator...

Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Johnny Marr - The MessengerThe solo debut by The Smiths guitar ace is a joyous return to the sound of his greatest triumphs...

Ballads, Blues & Blueglass

Ballads, Blues & BlueglassUnearthed time capsule from Greenwich Village 1961. Dylan's attendance disputed...

Atoms For Peace - Amok

Atoms For Peace - AmokIt’s The King Of Limbs with beats! And tunes! Thom Yorke’s “supergroup” achieve an instant...

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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...