Music Reviews

Junior Senior - D-D-Don't Stop The Music

Riotously infectious debut from fun-fixated Danish duo

Calla - Televise

Doom-laden noodling from NYC's latest press darlings

The Joe Jackson Band - Volume 4

He's The Man again

Nobukazu Takemura - 10th

Playful electronica from Japanese DJ

Molotov Cocktail

Imagine if the Cheeky Girls were as good as retro-kitsch archivists will probably one day pretend...

Martina Sorbara - The Cure For Bad Deeds

Tales of sleazy sex from young Canadian singer-songwriter

Mark Bacino - The Million Dollar Milkshake

Power pop with guts

Entrance - The Kingdom Of Heaven Must Be Taken By Storm

Baltimore freak lets it all hang out

The Angels Of Light - Everything Is Good Here

Avant-garde noise merchant turns it down to brilliant effect

Wayne Shorter - Alegria

Latest from thriving '60s jazz veteran

The Stratford 4 - Love & Distortion

BRMC buddy rides Britpop-fuelled rocket

Procol Harum - The Well's On Fire

Veteran outfit still going strong

Paul McCartney - Back In The US: Live 2002

The Cute Beatle reminds America who the real Boss is

Joan Armatrading - Lovers Speak

Mature collection of new songs from pioneering '70s singer-songwriter

Shipping News - Three-Four

Full-length debut from Louisville lo-fi trio

Tayo - Soul Of Man And Phantom Beats

Budget-priced samplers of clubland's hot new microscene

Mark Selby - Dirt

Nashville hit songwriter gets gritty

Dayna Kurtz - Postcards From Downtown

Powerful debut after a decade's tough luck from hard-bitten New Jersey singer-songwriter

Psychedelicacies

Lazer-Guided Melodies for the laptop generation

Gary Numan - Hybrid

Double album of new songs plus remixes of old stuff from Sugababes' sugar daddy

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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...