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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...

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars40th anniversary clean up shows the devil in the detail...

Dexys - One Day I'm Going To Soar

Dexys - One Day I'm Going To SoarEven the longest journeys can end up taking you full circle...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - AmericanaThe loosest group in rock reunite with Young for this dark, raw and thrilling slice of electrified...

Make It Your Sound Make It Your Scene – Vanguard Records And The 1960s Musical Revolution

Make It Your Sound Make It Your Scene – Vanguard Records And The 1960s Musical Revolution4 CD box stuffed with blues, folk and songs that shaped an era...

Joey Ramone - . . . ya know?

Joey Ramone - . . . ya know?Breathtaking and bittersweet: Joey’s crown jewel, a stunning coda to the Ramones' saga...

Sugar - Copper Blue [reissue]

Sugar - Copper Blue [reissue]Bob Mould at his belligerent best...

George Harrison - Early Takes Vol 1

George Harrison - Early Takes Vol 1Quiet ones from the quiet one...

Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

Paul Buchanan - Mid AirMoving epitaph for The Blue Nile’s melancholic grace...

Paul McCartney - Ram [reissue]

Paul McCartney - Ram [reissue]Historically fascinating post-Beatles mish-mash...

Willie Nelson - Heroes

Willie Nelson - HeroesSepia-toned friends-and-family set from the living legend...

Small Faces - Odgens' Nut Gone Flake: Deluxe Edition

Small Faces - Odgens' Nut Gone Flake: Deluxe EditionUnique '60s classic remastered with added depth and bonus material...

Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - BloomThe Baltimore duo stitches a blue velvet tapestry...

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete SessionsUncle Barking! Essex Bard and Jeff Tweedy salute Woody Guthrie...

My Bloody Valentine - reissues

My Bloody Valentine - reissuesIn their early years, it was easy to dismiss My Bloody Valentine as just another cutie band,...

Richard Hawley - Standing At Sky's Edge

Richard Hawley - Standing At Sky's EdgeAs long as you’ve been briefed on Yorkshire local history, you know where you are with Richard...

Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear FunJosh Tillman had had enough. Enough of Seattle, enough of his alter-ego J Tillman (the name under...

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Editor's Letter

The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...