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Elton John - 5 Classic Albums (1970 - 73)

Elton John - 5 Classic Albums (1970 - 73)From humble ivory-tickler to global sensation - the singer-songwriter's rise chronicled...

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature ThemesNow available in stereo: LA minstrel’s junkshop hi-fi comes to life...

Ride reissues

Ride reissuesShoegazing icons majestic catalogue reissued...

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live At The Checkerboard LoungeMomentous all-star blues jam in Chicago...

Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 - 1982

Roxy Music - The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 - 1982Remastered, if not remade or remodelled: Roxy’s radical motherlode...

Blur - 21: The Box

Blur - 21: The BoxHolding on for tomorrow… The definitive British band of the 1990s unveil their definitive boxset (...

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem - HandwrittenFourth album signals a slight shift. But is it in the right direction?

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo MagellanBrooklyn brainiacs go back to basics? Not quite...

Philadelphia International Records:The 40th Anniversary Box Set

Philadelphia International Records:The 40th Anniversary Box SetSleek, mammoth 10 CD box from Seventies soul’s orchestral kings...

Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back

Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me BackDefinitive statement from the whip-smart, uncompromising string band...

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - reissues

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - reissuesSix core, transitional works of Will Oldham's canon remastered...

Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hotdog Streets

Go-Kart Mozart - On The Hotdog StreetsLawrence unveils his Novelty Rock masterpiece...

Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy - Live From The Artists Den

Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy - Live From The Artists DenRelaxed session from the Golden God of Nashville...

Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle/Discover America/Clang Of The Yankee Reaper

Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle/Discover America/Clang Of The Yankee ReaperThe vanguard's first three albums are difficult, but peerless...

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The UniverseHeroic comeback album from soul giant...

Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold

Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished GoldZen and the art of twang: LA's cosmic psych cowboys return after a decade-long hiatus...

Can - The Lost Tapes

Can - The Lost TapesThis huge set of unheard cuts, forgotten by the band, restates the pioneers importance...

Patti Smith - Banga

Patti Smith - BangaSweet music, heavy issues on first collection of original material since 2004...

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon RitualBlack Crowe's head music dives deep into the past...

Paul Simon - Graceland reissue

Paul Simon - Graceland reissue25th anniversary edition of Simon's surprising classic...

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Editor's Letter

The return of The Aphex Twin, and Caustic Window


Last year, Warp Records embarked on a campaign for Boards Of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" comeback that was notable for its obtuseness. Unmarked 12-inches were hidden in record stores, strings of numbers and inexplicable broadcasts were strewn enigmatically across the internet. At one point, I...