Music Reviews

Air & Baricco - City Reading: Tre Storie Western

Parisian duo soundtrack a reading of Italian novelist's westerns


Reformed punk icons' first since 1999's Modern

Appleton - Everything's Eventual

Better-than-expected debut from All Saints sisters

GD Luxxe - The 21st Door

Austrian dark-tech recreating classic New Order sound

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

The Yardbirds - Birdland

Seminal '60s rockers spread wings again

Dancing In The Dark

"Hooligan house" is an inadequate term to describe the scope of this remarkable album from Tom...

Chris Whitley - Hotel Vast Horizon

Respected Texan troubadour's eighth album

Markus Holler - Achin' For Summer

'Lost' English power pop album from early '90s featuring Rick "Orgone Box" Corcoran

Anders Parker - Songs In A Northern Key

First UK release for NYC singer/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist responsible for immortal The Moray...

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


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...