Music Reviews

Magic Malik Orchestra - 00-237

Gentle, refined French jazz

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth hold a party in their home studio

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Do It For Love

First new work in six years. Todd Rundgren guests

Cave In - Antenna

Massachusetts noiseniks' major label debut

Hanin Elias - No Games No Fun

Second solo outing from Atari Teenage Riot singer features J Mascis, Alec Empire and Alex (...

Rock & Roll Animal

Fourth album proves crowning glory of Detroit duo's meteoric career to date

Draw - Simple To Severe

Debut from promising Scots indie-rockers

The Cansecos

Lo-fi avant-pop from Canadian duo

Vendetta Red - Between The Never And The Now

Major label debut of grandiose Seattle-based punks

Futureshock - Revolvo

New bands resurrecting big tech-house sounds from early to-mid-'90s

Maria Ratjke - Voice

Far-out Norwegian electro-vocal improvisation

Captain Soul - Jetstream Lovers

Sunny second album from Northampton four-piece

Tegan And Sara - If It Was You

Debut album from seriously connected Canadian twin sisters

The Donnas - Spend The Night

Ace girl-gang rock'n'roll

Autechre - Draft 7.30

Seventh album by Sheffield avant-electro duo, more approachable than their sixth

The Hacker - The Next Step Of New Wave

Miss Kittin collaborator plots future of electro on his first commercially available mix disc

Monade - Socialisme Ou Barbarie

Debut solo album from Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier

Jon Langford And His Sadies - Mayors Of The Moon

Whichever way you slice it, this is a banker. Langford's recent rollicksome rip-'em-ups with The...

New York punk trio surpass media hype with cataclysmic debut

Laura Veirs - Troubled By The Fire

If Gillian Welch floats your boat, chances are Laura Veirs will, too, though her take on homespun...

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The 28th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


There's a song on this new Purling Hiss album, playing again now, that sounds more or less like "Debaser" played by Dinosaur Jr. Along with the intensely spirited debut by Mary Timony's Ex-Hex and a comp of the pre-...