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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...

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING' BIRDS

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING' BIRDSHigh-altitude birds; mid-tempo songs. So that’s Liam 1, Noel 0...

BJORK - BIOPHILIA

BJORK - BIOPHILIAApp-loaded mother of all concept albums from Icelandic myth-maker...

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - REISSUES

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - REISSUESAll six studio albums reissued, with many extras...

NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (REISSUE)

NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (REISSUE)The album that spray-painted the mainstream, now expanded to five discs...

WILCO - THE WHOLE LOVE

WILCO - THE WHOLE LOVESelf-released, and self-assured. Tweedy and co’s redemptive return.

THE JAYHAWKS - MOCKINGBIRD TIME

THE JAYHAWKS - MOCKINGBIRD TIMEMelancholy reunion for alt.country pioneers...

THE SMITHS - COMPLETE

THE SMITHS - COMPLETEYou've got everything now. The albums and more, remastered.

LAURA MARLING - A CREATURE I DON'T KNOW

LAURA MARLING - A CREATURE I DON'T KNOWA prodigious talent finds new intensity on her third album

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - WINTERLAND

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - WINTERLANDThree San Franciscan nights with Jimi in October ’68

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: SEEDS WE SOW

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: SEEDS WE SOWThe Mac maverick goes his own way, again. Lush and reflective...

THROWING MUSES - ANTHOLOGY

THROWING MUSES - ANTHOLOGYTwenty-one track monument to the Muses, with bonus disc of b-sides...

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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-...