Music Reviews

Venus Hum - Big Beautiful Sky

Venus Hum are heralded as the "New Sound of Nashville", but Big Beautiful Sky's first few tracks...

Robin Guthrie - Imperial

Ether does it for ex-Cocteau Twin's solo debut

Matthew Ryan - Concussion

First Jesse Malin's solo debut, now Concussion—if anything, this is an even finer record...

The Durutti Column - Someone Else's Party

Ex-Factory 'ambient' guitarist returns with best album in years

Return Of The Mac

Tasty box of All-Sorts from mainstream monsters of yesteryear

Transformer Glories

Coldplay join Echo & The Bunnymen singer on first solo outing since 1992

Roseanne Cash - Rules Of Travel

Her first major album in a decade, featuring Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow and father Johnny

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

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The 44th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


To Cargo, earlier this week, for what I think might have been one of my favourite gigs of the year. I wrote about Xylouris White and their "Goats" album a few weeks...