Music Reviews

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love YouInfluential former Miracle Legion mainstay breaks a long silence...

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970Noel Scott Engel's journey from easy listening interpreter to fearless songwriter, remastered...

The Source Family

The Source FamilyAn enthralling look at Father Yod's hippy cult and the psychedelic rock they produced...

Black Sabbath - 13

Black Sabbath - 13BLACK SABBATH 13 REPUBLIC/MERCURY 7/10 Back from the grave. The first Sabbath album with Ozzy for...

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like ClockworkCali-rock titans return with their difficult sixth...

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The CityNew Yorkers at the top of their game on elaborate love letter to their hometown...

Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks - Songs CycledThe pint-sized Pope of pop candy coats his protest songs...

Primal Scream - More Light

Primal Scream - More LightBobby & co run the gamut from cool to cringe on their 10th LP...

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)

The Stranglers - The Old Testament (UA Studio Recordings 1977-1982)Five-CD boxset from punk years shows the Stranglers were the outsider’s outsiders...

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

Laura Marling - Once I Was An EagleThe "English Joni" ruthlessly dissects her love life on confessional fourth...

Legends of The Canyon

Legends of The CanyonLaurel Canyon’s summer of Crosby, Stills, and Nash remembered....

Patty Griffin - American Kid

Patty Griffin - American KidUnderstated and emotive country-folk from lauded Austin songstress...

The Deviants - Ptooff!

The Deviants - Ptooff!Hairy misfits defiant debut...

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find MeBrooklyn quintet's sad and uplifting sixth...

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over America

Paul McCartney And Wings - Wings Over AmericaExpanded live epic shows the two sides of Wings...

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M - Green 25th Anniversary EditionThe Georgians' major-label debut - even more thrilling and subversive a quarter of a century on...

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe Edition

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya Deluxe EditionRemastered 35th anniversary of laid-back classic...

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

Phoenix - Bankrupt!Life is finally sweeter for Paris’ all-conquering indie favourites...

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And Body

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And BodyLysergic landmark gets stereo/mono remaster treatment...

The Flaming Lips - The Terror

The Flaming Lips - The TerrorSonic brutality and lashings of existential dread!

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Editor's Letter

The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...