Music Reviews

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...

Bombshell Rocks - From Here And On

Swedish punk with melodic flair

Richard Buckner

Americana cult hero gets down to basics

Joan Osborne - How Sweet It Is

Covers album finds "One Of Us"hit-maker moving into Bonnie Raitt territory

Tighten Your Pelt

The Jeff Tweedy-Jim O'Rourke love-in continues

Dj Me Dj You - Can You See The Music?

Third album of kitsch psychedelic pop comes with DVD

The International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains Ep

Garage rock with an arty twist

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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...