Music Reviews

Dave Dulake - Butterfingers

Bewildering debut album from Southend-based oddball

Whitehouse - Bird Seed

Whitehouse now comprise just William Bennett and Philip Best, but the title track of what may be...

Lyle Lovett - Smile

Tenth album from actor, singer and one-time Mr Julia Roberts

50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Former boxer 50 Cent already has a bloody history, having been stabbed in his studio in 2000 and...

The Red Thread - After The Last

Promising debut from Bay Area moodsmith Jason Lakis

Graham Parker - Blue Highway

Live album recorded in Chicago on Independence Day 1988

Celso Fonseca - Natural

Celso Fonseca is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who has worked with the likes of Caetano Veloso,...

Fully Armed

Incendiary debut from NYC electro-terrorists

Delbert McClinton - Room To Breathe

Texan roadhouse rocker still displays true grit

Smog - Supper

Another foray into the troubled mind of Bill Callahan

Buck 65 - Square

The proggy tendencies of current underground hip hop have not gone unnoticed. As if to prove the...

Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lake

Eleventh LP from Michael Stipe's favourite singer-songwriter

King Of Woolworths - L'Illustration Musicale

Sophomore release from Manc Moogster reveals new-found maturity

The Aislers Set - How I Learned To Write Backwards

Third from 'Frisco 'twee'-revivalists

Barbara Morgenstern - Nichts Muss

Third album of synthetic teutonica from German chanteuse

Sixtoo - Antagonist Survival Kit

Third album from Canadian rapper

Pierce Pettis - State Of Grace

Belated British release for alternative Nashville singer/songwriter


Original spin on '80s revival from Japanese ex-pat

DJ Scud - The Bug

Uncompromising Londoners bring the noise to ragga

Einstürzende Neubauten - 9-15-2000, Brussels

First official live album from industrial artcore legends


Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...