Music Reviews

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

Zongamin

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

Ex Models - Zoo Psychology

More manic skronk action from Brooklyn

Nice Man - Sauchiehall And Hope (A Pop Opera)

Debut solo outing for ex-Teenage Fanclub sticksman

Harry - The Trouble With... Harry

Formerly "dirty" rock chick cleans up her act on debut album

Lunge - Strong Language

Blistering second LP by UK improv quartet

Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith: Shangri-LA

The band who make Slipknot look like S Club Juniors

Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out

Whiskeytown violinist goes it alone

Slow Dazzle

Hazy 12th album from perennial indie favourites

Howe Gelb - The Listener

Solo album from Giant Sand man recorded in Denmark

Adult. - Anxiety Always

Detroit duo follow up their Resuscitation singles collection

The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music

Seventh album from immaculate country-rockers with guest appearances by Jakob Dylan, Bernie Leadon...

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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...