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WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE - FIELD SONGS

WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE - FIELD SONGSPunk bluesman’s songs of hard toil in the Iowa soil...

LOVE - BLACK BEAUTY

LOVE - BLACK BEAUTYArthur Lee’s 1973 hard-rock/ funk opus, finally out from the shadows...

GILLIAN WELCH - THE HARROW AND THE HARVEST

GILLIAN WELCH - THE HARROW AND THE HARVESTThis is a reaping song! Eight years on from Soul Journey, Welch and David Rawlings return with...

DUANE EDDY - ROAD TRIP

DUANE EDDY - ROAD TRIPGuided by Richard Hawley, The Twang remains, majestically, The Thang...

BON IVER - BON IVER

BON IVER - BON IVER‘Folk’ prodigy steps outside the cabin, and engages with the world. Widescreen, intimate and...

NEIL YOUNG & THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTERS - A TREASURE

NEIL YOUNG & THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTERS - A TREASURERevisiting Farmer Neil’s hard-hollerin’ country collective, as the Archives rummage reaches that...

PAUL SIMON - SO BEAUTIFUL OR SO WHAT

PAUL SIMON - SO BEAUTIFUL OR SO WHATHarsh words, softly spoken: the gospel according to Paul...

DONOVAN - SUNSHINE SUPERMAN REISSUE

DONOVAN - SUNSHINE SUPERMAN REISSUESwinging troubadour’s foray into Celtic myth and psychedelic daydreams, reborn in stereo...

MY MORNING JACKET - CIRCUITAL

MY MORNING JACKET - CIRCUITALKentuckians’ collective sense of identity reinvigorated on sixth LP...

KATE AND ANNA MCGARRIGLE - TELL MY SISTER

KATE AND ANNA MCGARRIGLE - TELL MY SISTERFolk siblings’ glorious first two albums, remastered, plus demos and unreleased material...

ARCTIC MONKEYS - SUCK IT AND SEE

ARCTIC MONKEYS - SUCK IT AND SEEThe wit is running dry – but these Sheffield rockers are discovering bigger, bolder dimensions...

MERCURY REV - DESERTER'S SONGS (R)

MERCURY REV - DESERTER'S SONGS (R)Transcendent ’90s gem now includes bonus disc of home demos...

WILD BEASTS - SMOTHER

WILD BEASTS - SMOTHERLake District romantics embark on their third great adventure...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Alela Diane/ The Secret Sisters/ Olof Arnalds/ Jo Bartlett, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 14 2011

Club Uncut’s final night in Brighton can’t quite match the high of Josh T. Pearson’s performance on...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Villagers/ Josh T. Pearson/ Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou/ Dean McPhee, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 13 2011

“I’m tired,” Josh T. Pearson says. “It’s been a long life. I don’t even know what day of the week...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Gang Gang Dance/ Babe, Terror/ Alexander Tucker, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 12, 2011

As the first night of Club Uncut’s annual seaside trip to Brighton’s Great Escape festival comes to...

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTH

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTHThe big man’s final, posthumous album...

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUT

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUTKate redux! Intriguing edits of her ’80s/’90s output...

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FAR

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FARWill Sheff’s apocalypse! Raucous, anthemic and their best album yet...

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUES

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUESSweet folk, baroque pop and free jazz! Robin Pecknold weighs his emotional baggage on beautiful...

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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...