Plus Spiritualized, Love and The Pogues are our recommended releases
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These albums are all set for release soon:
SCARLETT JOHANSSON – ANYWHERE I LAY MY HEAD – 3* Hollywood starlet sings… The Tom Waits songbook! Plus Q&A with the actress and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek.
LOVE – FOREVER CHANGES – 5* 2CD special issue of psychedelia’s great enigma.
SPIRITUALIZED – SONGS IN A&E – 4* Delayed by debilitating illness, this is nevertheless Jason Spaceman’s best since Ladies & Gentleman…
THE POGUES – JUST LOOK THEM STRAIGHT IN THE EYE 4* Hilariously erratic five-disc collection of out-takes and rarities.
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past few weeks – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
BON IVER – FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO – 5* Uncut’s Album of the Month – A remote cabin in Wisconsin. Two dead deer for food. A guitar. The result? A classic debut album. Accompanied by an in-depth interview with Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver.
Willard Grant Conspiracy – Pilgrim’s Road – 4* Uncut’s Americana Album of the Month is the opulent seventh LP from Robert Fisher’s ever-evolving collective. Check out the Uncut review here.
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT – I KNOW YOU’RE MARRIED BUT I’VE GOT FEELINGS TOO – 3* The baby of the Wainwright clan grows up with assuredly mature second album.
STEVE WINWOOD – NINE LIVES 3* Have Faith! Stevie reaches back for the real nitty-gritty. Album features great moments from Winwood’s former touring partner, Eric Clapton.
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 Uncut’s review of the current UK album’s chart number one record here.
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 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.
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