Music Reviews

While Guitars Gently Weep

East meets West as Clapton, Shankar, Jeff Lynne and both surviving Beatles celebrate the life of...

Days Of Thunder

Twenty-two tracks from Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder tour finally see official release

Junior Kimbrough - T-Model Ford

North Mississippi blues by unknown, ageing modern masters

Looking At The Stars

Prolific UK singer-songwriter dazzles on fifth LP

Aqualung

Former frontman of The 45's and Ruth strikes gold

Affecting nu-folk debut from Liverpudlian Lin Sangster

Stacker - Eurotechno

Mini album soundtrack to revolutionary Eurotechno video, originally released in 1989

Various Artists - The Now Sound Of Brazil

Cool modern Brazilian sounds remixed

Ray Charles - Thanks For Bringing Love Around Again

Godlike genius in "plastic funk" scandal

Justin Timberlake - Justified

Solo debut by 'NSync frontman with production by Timbaland and the Neptunes

Julia Fordham - Concrete Love

Comeback album from early Dido prototype

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

Various Artists - The Very Best Of World Duets

First and Third world meetings in music

Snoop Dogg - Paid Da Cost To Be Da Boss

Original gangsta reforms

Impressive to excessive live foray from quartet

Axe Factor

Fabulous neo-MBV guitarfest from happening Berlin electronica label

The Residents - Demons Dance Alone

Mysterious Californian outsider outfit release album written in wake of September 11

Retro '60s garage rock from Scandinavian quartet

Various Artists - Risiko 100

Ultra-hip German label gets birthday cake and bunting treatment

Paul Barman - Paullelujah

Unlikely as he is—a white, upper-class rapper who positively revels in his Ivy Leaguery...

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The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.

Worth noting, though, some strong...