Music Reviews

Burning Brides - Fall Of The Plastic Empire

Remastered punk rock from The White Stripes' old touring partners

MC Honky - I Am The Messiah

So-so solo album from E of The Eels

Frenzy Reunited

Kristin Hersh

The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side

Fast-rising blues-rock duo release debut LP after tour with Primal Scream

The Sleepy Jackson

Australia's next big thing unleash experimental mini-album debut

The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight

Follow-up to MTV-friendly Gran Turismo

Sole - Selling Live Water

Absorbing countercultural rap

The Minus 5 - Down With Wilco

Tweedy & co prove handy recruits to the R.E.M. spin-off

Adrian Sherwood - Never Trust A Hippy

On-U Sound master and former Clash DJ makes debut solo foray

Sonny Landreth - The Road We're On

Louisiana-based blues revivalist

Use Your Delusion

Twenty-first album from America's startlingly original lord of lo-fi

April March - Triggers

Second album from former Ren And Stimpy writer and animator

Tosca - Delhi 9

Third album from the other duo Dorfmeister (one half of nu-acid jazz stars Kruder & Dorfmeister...

The 'Burn - Sally O'Mattress

Noel Gallagher-endorsed Blackburn quintet deliver strong debut

Har Mar Superstar - You Can Feel Me

Lame comedy R&B, strictly for haters

Various Artists - Estuary English: Music From Memphis Industries Volume One

Excellent overview of Blue States' label home

Hayden - Live At Convocation Hall

With Skyscraper National Park, the quiet ebb and flow of Paul Hayden Desser's cracked, sad-slow...

Magical Misery Tour

Ten songs of dark and disturbing genius from Seattle singer-songwriter

Peter Bruntnell - Ends Of The Earth

For a man so steeped in the honeyed hickory grit of Gram Parsons, newcomers to Bruntnell could be...

This Month In Americana

Unheralded Chicago-based tunesmith comes of age

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The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out,...