Music Reviews

Jennifer Terran - The Musician

Concept album from uncompromising American singer about killing the corporate beast

Jeff Hanson - Son

Winsome, hormonally-challenged folk-pop

Serene

Promising opener from US alt.rock quartet

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Thug World Order

Fourth album from Cleveland's fast-rapping soul gangstas

Good Charlotte - The Young And The Hopeless

Maryland foursome produce second album of kiddie-pleasing punk

Roots - Phrenology

Fourth album proper from live Philly jazz-rappers

Various Artists - Beginner's Guide To World Music

Moderately entertaining introductory selection

Bitter, Bitter Weeks

A kinder, gentler Ryan Adams

Echoboy - Giraffe

Idiosyncratic Liverpudlian's third LP reveals pop direction

Deleyaman - 00

Multi-ethnic mixture of religious, film and dance music by post-punks

Avant-Garde Of Honour

The "In The Fish Tank" series is the brainchild of Dutch label Konkurrent. The concept is...

Liza's Back - Liza Minnelli

It's easy to be cynical about a windy old narcissistic diva but less so to heckle one who's come...

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers - Wea

Underwhelmed as we are by franchise McBlockbusters, this score's by the really rather talented...

Punch-Drunk Love - Nonesuch

After the steamy funk of Boogie Nights and the Aimee Mann tearjerkers of Magnolia, PT Anderson's...

This Month In Soundtracks

Even if you remain immune to the dark charms of Joss Whedon's mighty Buffy The Vampire Slayer, you'...

Philip Kane - Songs For Swinging Lovers

Former frontman of Avalanche and Ennui does it his way

Arbol - S

Atmospheric debut featuring past and present members of Piano Magic

Local Rabbits - This Is It Here We Go

Montreal cult band keep their long ears trained on sophisticated '70s pop

The Ukrainians - Respublika

The Sex Pistols go Cossack

Hunkydory - Over The Rainbow

An authentic children's band from Lewes, East Sussex, Hunkydory signed to that safe haven for...

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Editor's Letter

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,...