Music Reviews

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy Clark

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy ClarkAll-star cap-doffer to one of the uncrowned kings of American roots...

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus Murphy

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus MurphyOn the generally acclaimed Let England Shake, Harvey gave her music a bony, volkish edge, flaying...

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The BottomSir Paul’s romantic, (and loving) take on standards...

Black Power Mixtape

Black Power MixtapeBlack America’s militant years, captured on rediscovered Swedish documentaries. Right on!

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob DylanCollection of covers of Bob songs; some good, some not so good.

Calexico - Selections From Road Atlas 1998-2011

Calexico - Selections From Road Atlas 1998-2011A fine digest of Calexico in a handsome, limited edition box set...

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam TwentyCameron Crowe's feature length documentary celebrates the grunge legends...

Cabaret Voltaire - Johnny Yesno Redux

Cabaret Voltaire - Johnny Yesno ReduxCabaret Voltaire's Steel City noir, now rewired with extras...

Public Image Limited - the complete reissues

Public Image Limited - the complete reissuesJohn Lydon's post-Pistols back catalogue re-released...

The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins

The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' HopkinsIntimate portrait of a legendary bluesman...

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old IdeasHis first studio album for eight years finds Cohen addressing waning physical powers and moral...

Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol.3: Live Around The World

Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol.3: Live Around The WorldThe man in black takes it to the masses across three decades and two CDs...

Dave Davies - Hidden Treasures

Dave Davies - Hidden TreasuresWhatever it was meant to be, it wasn’t fun. In the closing years of the 1960s, the Kinks’ managers...

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In Texas

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In TexasIt’s 1978 and the Rolling Stones have just left the soggy vagueness of their mid-70s career behind...

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's Cut

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's CutHaul out the Vespa! Jimmy the Mod rides again on two and five CD reissues of Townshend’s 1973...

White Denim - Last Day Of Summer

White Denim - Last Day Of SummerWhite Denim, as their frenetic live shows would suggest, are not a band much given to idling. Last...

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full EyesIt didn’t require a telescope to spot Craig Finn’s first solo record glinting on the horizon. The...

Talking Heads - Chronology

Talking Heads - Chronology“David Byrne, all neurasthenic nettles pointing inward. He looked like someone who’d just OD’d on...

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor MoonMC Taylor, a songwriter and a student of folklore, is not a declamatory man. His songs are...

Roy Wood - Music Box

Roy Wood - Music BoxIt is a sad fact of life that a man from any walk of life – even the often preposterous world of...

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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...