Music Reviews

Dr John, The Night Tripper - Gris Gris

Dr John, The Night Tripper - Gris GrisMac Rebennack's brilliant debut, reissued...

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of EverythingSombre and sparce, but not in the least bit sober: Guy Garvey and co's classy sixth...

Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans

Drive-By Truckers - English OceansAlabama's finest return, recharged, and with a brilliant, balanced blast of rock'n'roll...

Tyrannosaurus Rex / T.Rex - A Beard Of Stars / T.Rex / Tanx / Alloy And The Riders Of Tomorrow - Deluxe Editions

Tyrannosaurus Rex / T.Rex - A Beard Of Stars / T.Rex / Tanx / Alloy And The Riders Of Tomorrow - Deluxe EditionsThe rise and fall of Marc Bolan and his glam phenomenon...

Michael Bloomfield - From His Head To His Heart To His Hands: An Audio/Visual Scrapbook

Michael Bloomfield - From His Head To His Heart To His Hands: An Audio/Visual ScrapbookBloomfield is God? Long-overdue, career-spanning look at rock's foremost guitar trailblazer...

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back HomeDown but not out: Wilko revisits his catalogue in good company...

Wild Beasts - Present Tense

Wild Beasts - Present TenseSynths and sex... the Kendal clan's excellent fourth...

Beck - Morning Phase

Beck - Morning PhaseThe LA maverick invokes Anglophile folk on first new album in six years...

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance - Ooh La La: An Island Harvest

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance - Ooh La La: An Island HarvestDouble-disc retrospective from the king of rustic rock...

Benmont Tench - You Should Be So Lucky

Benmont Tench - You Should Be So LuckyThe Heartbreakers keys man debuts - with a little help from his friends...

Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways CollectionThe real Llewyn Davis? The Mayor of MacDougal Street's first career-spanning collection...

Jackson C Frank - Jackson C Frank

Jackson C Frank - Jackson C FrankIll-fated folkie's fleeting moment of clarity...

Bob Dylan - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Bob Dylan - 30th Anniversary Concert CelebrationDylan's star-studded rejuvenation...

Snowbird - Moon

Snowbird - MoonSimon Raymonde and Stephanie Dosen's mysterious, Cocteaus-y nightscapes...

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression: The Legacy Edition

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression: The Legacy EditionNot for now, just for forever. Insurgent Country's big bang...

Doug Paisley - Strong Feelings

Doug Paisley - Strong FeelingsThe Canadian crooner returns. Now with added Garth Hudson and Mary Margaret O'Hara...

Small Faces - Here Comes The Nice

Small Faces - Here Comes The NiceThe Mod scamps best work, finally given due respect...

Broken Bells - After The Disco

Broken Bells - After The DiscoSupple mood music tailored for a rainy Sunday afternoon...

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes

Africa Express Presents: Maison Des JeunesDamon Albarn-led cultural exchange bears fruit...

The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Vinyl Collection

The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Vinyl CollectionLimited edition box set to mark JAMC's 30th...

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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,...