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Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor MoonMC Taylor, a songwriter and a student of folklore, is not a declamatory man. His songs are...

Roy Wood - Music Box

Roy Wood - Music BoxIt is a sad fact of life that a man from any walk of life – even the often preposterous world of...

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson: Deluxe Edition

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson: Deluxe EditionParis, 1968. On the set of a nondescript film called Slogan, 22 year old English actress Jane...

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono

The Kinks - The Kinks In MonoThis comes in a cute Dansette-style box stuffed with ten albums of antique Kinkorama and Meet the...

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish & Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish & Siamese DreamBefore the rampant egomania, before the bloated double albums, before the mass band purgings and...

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Return Of The Spectacular Singing Songbook

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Return Of The Spectacular Singing SongbookElvis Costello wasn’t himself 25 years ago, the musician credits on the two albums he released in...

Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning The Complete Chess Masters

Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning The Complete Chess Masters4CD box set charting the ascendance of the blues’ most distinctive voice. O-wooo!

The Little Willies - For The Good Times

The Little Willies - For The Good TimesSecond collection of old-school country and western covers from Norah Jones and co. ..By sheer dint...

The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El CaminoTen years into the game, Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach add funk and soul to their potent blues-...

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 1978 Reissue

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 1978 ReissueFired up by disco and punk, Jagger’s swagger returns, with a disc of unreleased songs...Wrongly or...

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden TreasuresThe final album, compiling offcuts into heartbreaking shape...This is, perhaps, the most gruelling...

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box SetFive whole remastered discs and a mountain of trinkets. But is it worth a ton?JEEZ, THE SOUND...

KATE BUSH - 50 WORDS FOR SNOW

KATE BUSH - 50 WORDS FOR SNOWWenceslasaire! Spangladasha! Shnamistoflopp'n! Come frolic in Kate Bush's winter wonderland...

CAN - TAGO MAGO R1971

CAN - TAGO MAGO R197140th anniversary reiossue of Krautrock's greatest double album...

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - CEREMONIALS

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - CEREMONIALSBigger not necessarily better for Florence...

LOU REED & METALLICA - LULU

LOU REED & METALLICA - LULUMetallica blow away Lou Reed’s cobwebs. Great stuff...

THE BEACH BOYS - THE SMILE SESSIONS

THE BEACH BOYS - THE SMILE SESSIONSThe unfinished symphony, in five formats, with a wealth of extras...

RADIOHEAD - TKOL RMX 1234567

RADIOHEAD - TKOL RMX 1234567This year’s remodel: The King Of Limbs, remixed across two CDs...

TOM WAITS - BAD AS ME

TOM WAITS - BAD AS MEGrowling, whooping, yelping and crooning: a swaggering, multifarious tour-de-force...

FEIST - METALS

FEIST - METALSSingle-minded Canadian’s fearlessly original tour de force – a genuinely great leap forward...

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Editor's Letter

The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...