Plus Otis Redding and No Age feature in our new release round-up
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These albums are all set for release next week (May 5):
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.
Fisher is about to embark on the Pilgrim’s Orchestra tour in the UK, featuring Jackie Leven and Malcolm Lindsay – more details available by clicking here.
Otis Redding – Otis Blue (Collector’s Edition) – 5* Sixties Southern Soul brought to perfection, repackaged in multi-format glory.
T Bone Burnett – Tooth of Crime 3* Grammy-laden songwriter’s much-delayed theatrical soundtrack.
No Age – Nouns 4* – What happens when the punk rock of The Misfits and Black Flag meets the hissy lo-fi of Pavement’s Slanted And Enchanted and the ecstatic throb of My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything?
Plus here are some 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 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.
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.
Robert Forster – The Evangelist 4*- Go-Between mourns his lost partner Grant McLennan + review includes an Uncut Q&A with Robert Forster.
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