Music Reviews

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...

Missy Roback - Just Like Breathing

Dreamy debut from American singer with perfect pop voice

The Majesticons - Beauty Party

The hip hop underground goes uptown

Longwave - Endsongs

Debut from NY noisepop quartet

Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenos Hermanos

Another immaculate chapter in Ry Cooder's Technicolor Cuban adventure

Soledad Brothers - Live

Stonesy blues from White Stripes' backyard

Asian Dub Foundation - Enemy Of The Enemy

ADF have expanded their line-up and brought in Adrian Sherwood as executive producer. However,...

Folksongs For The Afterlife - Put Danger Back In Your Life

Dream-pop merchants from Brooklyn make LP debut

Buffseeds - The Picture Show

Unusual falsetto-voiced debut from much-fancied new band

Major Matt Mason - Honey, Are You Ready For The Ballet?

Kansas-born troubadour's second LP

Quite Sane - The Child Of Troubled Times: Short Stories

British-born producer of the Roots returns to jazz roots with a hip hop twist

Pleasure And Pane

With Mushroom having left the band and Daddy G taking a sabbatical from the studio to concentrate...

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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...