Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne, Keane and The 'Dead all feature
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These albums are all set for release on October 13, 2008:
ALBUM REVIEW: LUCINDA WILLIAMS – LITTLE HONEY – 4* Nine albums in, the queen of heartbreak tempts fate by cheering up
ALBUM REVIEW: RAY LAMONTAGNE – GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN – 4* Tortured troubadour shows courage on nakedly emotional third LP
ALBUM REVIEW: KEANE – PERFECT SYMMETRY 3* Depressingly impressive third album
ALBUM REVIEW: THE GRATEFUL DEAD – ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978 – 3*The Dead take Egypt. “No cops, no parents,” approves Jerry
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
ALBUM REVIEW: BOB DYLAN – THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL 8: TELL TALE SIGNS – 5* Highly anticipated installation in the Bootleg Series, read Allan Jones’ in depth review here.
ALBUM REVIEW: OASIS – DIG OUT YOUR SOUL – 3* Noel and the boys get back in the groove but face some bleak home truths
ALBUM REVIEW: THE CLASH – LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM 5* Legendary bootleg finally gets official release
ALBUM REVIEW: LAMBCHOP – OH (OHIO) – 4* Best in nearly a decade from newly-trimmed Nashville collective
ALBUM REVIEW: SEASICK STEVE – SEASICK STEVE – 4* Hobo blues maverick tentatively ropes in guest musicians for his major label debut
ALBUM REVIEW: NEW ORDER – REISSUES – Movement 3*/ Power, Corruption & Lies 3*/ Low-Life 5*/ Brotherhood 4*/ Technique 4*: A startling, diverse legacy, augmented with bonus discs
ALBUM REVIEW: FOTHERINGAY – FOTHERINGAY 2 -5* Lovingly salvaged second album, with Sandy Denny and Trevor Lucas
ALBUM REVIEW: KINGS OF LEON – ONLY BY THE NIGHT – 4* Slowing the tempos, the Followills speed their ascent to the rock pantheon. Currently riding high with their first UK Singles Chart number one with lead single “Crawl” – will their album follow suit and debut at the top spot?
ALBUM REVIEW: TV ON THE RADIO – DEAR SCIENCE -4* David Bowie’s pals Dave Sitek and Kyp Malone mix the pop and avant garde
ALBUM REVIEW: METALLICA – DEATH MAGNETIC – 4* Troubled Dark Knights of metal return to form – check out the review of the current UK Album Chart Number 1 here.
ALBUM REVIEW: CALEXICO – CARRIED TO DUST – 4* After a mystifying diversion, Arizona duo return (in part) to familiar, dusty territory
ALBUM REVIEW: LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM – GIFT OF SCREWS – 4* Fleetwood Mac man’s punchy pop-rock manifesto
THE HOLD STEADY – STAY POSITIVE – 5* Elliptical, euphoric and “staggeringly good” says Allan Jones, plus a Q&A with Craig Finn
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