Madonna's Hard Candy also features in Uncut's release round-up
Uncut.co.uk publishes a weekly selection of music reviews; including new, reissued and compilation albums. Find out about the best here, by clicking on the album titles below.
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These albums are all set for release next week (April 28):
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Sunday At Devil Dirt – 4* The follow up to the pair’s debut collaboration Ballad of the Broken Seas, sees the moody return of the Sonny & Cher of grunge. Check out the Uncut review here.
Madonna – Hard Candy – 3* Back to bubblegum basics for the Material Girl – featuring Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and The Neptunes.
Portishead – Third 5* – Magnificent return and reinvention from the Bristol three + indepth Q&A with Geoff Barrow.
The Fall – Imperial Wax Solvent 4* – Mark E Smith returns triumphantly with another new line-up.
The Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw 3* – Resilient mope-rockers’ seventh album, after a five year absence sees Stuart Staples in a chirpier mood.
Plus here are FIVE of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past few weeks – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement – 4* It’s finally here – Arctic Monkeys and Rascals’ Miles Kane’s project is a lush affair. Check out the Uncut review here.
The Breeders – Mountain Battles 4* – The Breeders return with only their fourth album in 18 years but Kim and Kelley Deal remain defiantly nonchalant – check out our review here, includes a Q&A with Kim Deal.
Robert Forster – The Evangelist 4*- Go-Between mourns his lost partner Grant McLennan + review include an Uncut Q&A
R.E.M. – Accelerate – The band Return To Form? Michael Stipe and co. follow-up 2004’s disappointing Around The Sun — with a little help from U2’s Jacknife Lee. See our in-depth review here — and have your say.
Various Artists: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story – Sonic chronicle of the Memphis label that nurtured Big Star; plus Q&A with Jim Ardent, the label’s founder
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