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Jim White - Where It Hits You

Jim White - Where It Hits YouRousing fifth solo LP from peripatetic US maverick...

Shearwater - Animal Joy

Shearwater - Animal JoyOkkervil River lifeboat sails into rockier waters...

Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion Edition

Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion EditionEdited highlights: a new 7CD/DVD 'Immersion' box set includes 64 demos from the archives...

Palace - the early years

Palace - the early yearsFive works by Will Oldham's first persona, reissued. No extras, some weirdness...

Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory

Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The FactoryThe chaotic US band’s “classic lineup” convenes for the first time in over 15 years...

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parks, Yim Yames - New Multitudes

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parks, Yim Yames - New MultitudesAlt Americana supergroup finish what their Daddy started.

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking BallAn angry Boss attacks big business on his grim but brilliant 17th studio album...

David Sylvian - A Victim Of Stars

David Sylvian - A Victim Of StarsA visionary musician, revealed under the make-up...

Lambchop - Mr M

Lambchop - Mr MUsing a Sinatra cut-up technique, and inspired by Vic Chesnutt's tragic death, Kurt Wagner and co's...

Pulp - It/Freaks/Separations

Pulp - It/Freaks/SeparationsThe lesser-known 1980s works of Jarvis Cocker...

Simple Minds 5 x 5

Simple Minds 5 x 5Their post-punk early years, boxed...

The Story Of Lovers Rock

The Story Of Lovers RockSmart documentary unzips a hidden chapter of British reggae...

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues FuneralThe grunge-blues giant returns, now digging deeper grooves and - shock! - nu disco...

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Kathleen Edwards - VoyageurThe Canadian went looking for a new producer. What she found, on her fourth album, was love.

Throbbing Gristle: the industrial pioneers, reissued

Throbbing Gristle: the industrial pioneers, reissuedTheir unsavoury reputation precedes them, but the photo of Throbbing Gristle on the sleeve of...

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy Clark

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy ClarkAll-star cap-doffer to one of the uncrowned kings of American roots...

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus Murphy

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus MurphyOn the generally acclaimed Let England Shake, Harvey gave her music a bony, volkish edge, flaying...

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The BottomSir Paul’s romantic, (and loving) take on standards...

Black Power Mixtape

Black Power MixtapeBlack America’s militant years, captured on rediscovered Swedish documentaries. Right on!

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob DylanCollection of covers of Bob songs; some good, some not so good.

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The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...