Music Reviews

Pearl Jam

Seattle rockers' first and fifth albums reissued at mid-price

Mad About The Boy

Never before collected under one (legal) roof, Beach Boy's non-band '60s classics

Various Artists - Great Day Coming

Wide-ranging anthology of classic gospel tracks

Their first two EPs on CD, at last

Nina Simone - Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club

Accompanied by bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath the 24-year-old Simone works...

Camper Van Beethoven - Cigarettes And Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years

Limited edition five-CD box from '80s US indie heroes

Electric Dreams

Four re-releases spanning disco innovator's career

The Moon - Without Earth

Entire studio output of psychedelic orch-pop band on CD for first time

Would-Be-Goods - Marden Hill

Marden Hill CADAQUEZ Various Artists THE COOL MIKADO ALL ÉL In the '80s, Mike Alway's él...

Spiritualized

Pierce and co's cosmic masterpieces reissued

Nancy Sinatra - Lightning's Girl

A best-of thin on any real achievement

Aaliyah - I Care 4 U

Classic singles plus unreleased material

Outkast

Second and third pre-Stankonia albums from Atlanta funk-hop giants, at mid-price

Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson - Winter In America

Introspective seasonal offering from black poet-singer and collaborating pianist

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds Story

Exhaustive overview of seminal UK R&B group

Various Artists - The Bristol Sessions Vol I

Eighteen tracks from legendary sessions that constitute The Big Bang of country music

Amon Düül II

Re-release of classic krautrock albums with bonus tracks

A Mixed Experience

The Experience's English farewell at the Albert Hall, and Hendrix's at the Isle of Wight, plus an...

Flower Power

Twelve-year chronicle of demos and live cuts from '90s keepers of pop flame

Various Artists - At Least You Can Die With A Smile On Your Face

Twenty-two-track sampler from eclectic art-rock label

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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...