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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...

GENE CLARK: TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

GENE CLARK: TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORYAt last: the fallen Byrd’s flawed classic, remastered...

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS: MIRROR TRAFFIC

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS: MIRROR TRAFFICThe cryptic professor of American indie leads his Jicks to a fifth...

SCREAMING TREES - LAST WORDS: THE FINAL RECORDINGS

SCREAMING TREES - LAST WORDS: THE FINAL RECORDINGSLate ’90s testament from grunge’s nearly men...

GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP 2000

GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP 2000Californians’ millennial angst, deluxed...

MADELEINE PEYROUX - STANDING ON THE ROOFTOP

MADELEINE PEYROUX - STANDING ON THE ROOFTOPSpartan but rewarding collection from the flighty New York chanteuse...

LEON RUSSELL - THE BEST OF

LEON RUSSELL - THE BEST OFTop-drawer retrospective from the super-sessioneer turned solo great...

TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT REISSUE

TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT REISSUEGerman synth explorers’ third goes beyond space-rock to ponder the nature of eternity itself...

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - HOUSE OF RUFUS

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - HOUSE OF RUFUSHis entire output, plus bountiful extras, all in – what else? – a beautiful, blood-red velvet box...

THE HORRORS - SKYING

THE HORRORS - SKYINGUp, up and away! Epic art-rock set from outsider heroes...

REM - LIFES RICH PAGEANT 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

REM - LIFES RICH PAGEANT 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONThe breakthrough fourth album, reissued with a trove of demos...In 1986, REM’s elevation to umpty-...

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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...