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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...

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOY

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOYAway, again, from Animal Collective – and into a world of rapture, reveries, and great washes of...

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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...