Music Reviews

Stylophonic - Man Music Technology

Debut album from Italian house man Stefano Fontana

Little Feat

Old Feats don't fail to amuse and enthral with these lavish unreleased and live double sets

Dirty Three - She Has No Strings Apollo

Sixth album from Melbourne trio

Devendra Banhart - Oh Me Oh My

Excellent, if creepy, lo-fi folk

Jaheim - Still Ghetto

Successor to 2000's Ghetto Love debut by 23-year-old soul great in waiting. Mary J Blige guests

Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons

Awesome trance-rock newcomers

Gamine - Sabotage

London duo's decadent-pop debut

Cool Hand Luke

More brilliantly bilious dispatches from This England

Chic - In Japan

The great dance music innovators' final concert, recorded live at the Budokan in April 1996

Tony Romanello - Counting Stars

Paisley meets flannel in Tulsa, Oklahoma

(The Real) Tuesday Weld - I, Lucifer

Musical accompaniment to the recent novel of the same name by Glen Duncan

Lisa Mychols - Lost Winter's Dream

Wondermints before they'd recorded their own material

This Month In Soundtracks

Todd Haynes is a film-maker you're never quite sure whether to champion. In the past, when he's won...

Darkness Falls

Bleak second outing for Mercury/Brit-nominated songsmith

Mad At Gravity - Resonance

Dull debut from rated nu-metal quintet

Golden Rough - Provenance Candle

Third LP from Aussie four-piece ditches country twang for subtly shaded pop

Birdie - Reverb Deluxe

Rarities from sometime St Etienne crew

Art Garfunkel - Everything Wants To Be Noticed

Great singer in need of decent songs

Hip Hop - Old School, New School

Mixed bag of fodder, including 2Pac outtakes and journeyman rap

Geist - Songs For Your Neighbour

Subtle, simmering 'new acoustic' debutThese gentle, vaguely retro acoustic stylings from British...

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Inside The New Uncut… The Best Albums Of 2014!


At some point in October, I started receiving emails from record labels and publicists about their Tips For 2015. A new year loomed, distantly, and with it the annual music business imperative to embrace a tranche of new artists. Around the same time, the 2014 Mercury Prize hoopla culminated...