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Elton John - The Diving Board

Elton John - The Diving BoardThe rocket man returns to his very best on 30th LP...

The Beach Boys - Made In California

The Beach Boys - Made In CaliforniaHits, rarities and more - the two sides of The Beach Boys laid bare in extensive box set...

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love YouSongs of bereavement and grief on mature sixth...

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up GhostEC’s metatextual affair with the jazz y neo-hip-hoppers...

The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers & Sisters

The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers & SistersDeluxe four-disc reissue of first post-Duane album...

The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars - The Civil WarsThe final conflict? Roots revivalists find harmony in discord on self-titled second album...

The Clash - Sound System

The Clash - Sound SystemGreat things come in crazy packages. Newly remastered albums, plus remastered ephemera...

Pond - Hobo Rocket

Pond - Hobo RocketAussie psych-rockers make a splash with their tightest album yet. Tame, it ain't...

Booker T - Sound The Alarm

Booker T - Sound The AlarmSoul legend's latest stacks up well against the classics...

Waits/Corbijn - '77 - '11

Waits/Corbijn - '77 - '11In the absence of a new Tom Waitsalbum... here's a photobook made in conjunction with Anton Corbijn...

Sly & The Family Stone - Higher

Sly & The Family Stone - HigherLovingly presented 4CD box honouring a brightly-burning, revolutionary talent...

Marc Bolan At The BBC: Radio Sessions And Broadcasts 1967-77

Marc Bolan At The BBC: Radio Sessions And Broadcasts 1967-77Six disc document of Bolan's evolution...

Julian Cope - Revolutionary Suicide

Julian Cope - Revolutionary SuicideArmed with intellectual acumen, the arch druid baits religion - and the Turks...

Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie Pop 1980 - 89

Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie Pop 1980 - 89Now That's What I Call Indie...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Year Of The Horse

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Year Of The HorseDVD debut of long-unavailable concert footage from 1996, with bonus backstage access...

Steve Gunn - Time Off

Steve Gunn - Time OffSlithery guitar from the Fahey school, with added architecture...

Grant Hart - The Argument

Grant Hart - The ArgumentGreat snakes! After years in the wilderness, Hüsker Dü founder returns to the garden...

Otis Redding - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection

Otis Redding - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles CollectionThe soul legend's stunning career charted through is ever-evolving 45s...

Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection

Nilsson - The RCA Albums CollectionA second chance to go wild about Harry...

Alela Diane - About Farewell

Alela Diane - About FarewellDiane gives away a lot more with a lot less...

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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...