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Neil Young's first 14 albums to be remastered

Neil Young's first 14 albums to be remasteredPono releases due on December 23...

Discount supermarket chain to sell record players

Discount supermarket chain to sell record playersLidl's Silvercrest USB Record Player is in shops now...

Sinéad O'Connor joins Sinn Féin

Sinéad O'Connor joins Sinn FéinSinger calls for Sinn Féin leadership to step down...

Andrew Loog Oldham criticizes David Bowie's new material: "Old people make old music"

Andrew Loog Oldham criticizes David Bowie's new material: "Old people make old music"Former Rolling Stones manager also criticises Jools Holland in outspoken interview...

Morrissey reveals he has written new album and "hopes to record in February"

Morrissey reveals he has written new album and "hopes to record in February"Singer revealed news on Serbian website...

Bob Dylan announces new studio album, Shadows In The Night

Bob Dylan announces new studio album, Shadows In The NightTen tracks due in February 2015...

Morrissey "politely declines" offer from Channel 4 to record alternative Christmas message

Morrissey "politely declines" offer from Channel 4 to record alternative Christmas messageFrontman says Christmas Day is "not quite the time to be trading slaps"...

Joanna Newsom confirms she is working on new material

Joanna Newsom confirms she is working on new materialThe singer released her last album, Have One On Me, in 2010...

New James Murphy music revealed in first trailer for While We're Young

New James Murphy music revealed in first trailer for While We're YoungBeastie Boys Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz also stars in new Noah Baumbach movie...

Paul McCartney: Mark Chapman was "the jerk of jerks"

Paul McCartney: Mark Chapman was "the jerk of jerks"Mark Chapman shot Lennon in New York in December 1980...

David Bowie announces "Young Americans" 40th anniversary 7" picture disc

David Bowie announces "Young Americans" 40th anniversary 7" picture disc2007 Tony Visconti's 2007 mix is coming soon...

Early Bob Dylan lyric sheets fail to sell at auction

Early Bob Dylan lyric sheets fail to sell at auctionThe artifacts were expected to fetch around £57,000...

Cream “was nearly juvenilia for Jack Bruce”, says co-writer Pete Brown

Cream “was nearly juvenilia for Jack Bruce”, says co-writer Pete BrownCream lyricist Pete Brown pays tribute to the late Jack Bruce in the new issue of Uncut, dated...

Rod Stewart pays tribute to Ian McLagan: "I'll miss you, mate"

Rod Stewart pays tribute to Ian McLagan: "I'll miss you, mate"Rod Stewart has paid tribute to Ian McLagan, who died yesterday [December 3]. In a statement sent...

AC/DC's Phil Rudd arrested again following alleged incident with his own bodyguard

AC/DC's Phil Rudd arrested again following alleged incident with his own bodyguardDrummer currently faces charges of threatening to kill and drug possession relating to a separate...

See first picture of Radiohead back in the studio

See first picture of Radiohead back in the studioThom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood appear in uncaptioned image...

The Who and Ron Wood lead tributes to Ian McLagan

The Who and Ron Wood lead tributes to Ian McLaganStars pay tribute to keyboard player who died yesterday...

Ian McLagan dies aged 69

Ian McLagan dies aged 69The Small Faces and Faces musician suffered a stroke yesterday...

Watch new Bob Dylan short film, From The Village To The Basement

Watch new Bob Dylan short film, From The Village To The BasementJeff Bridges has narrated a new short film about Bob Dylan and the Basement Tapes sessions at Big...

Elvis Costello announces tour dates for summer 2015

Elvis Costello announces tour dates for summer 2015Detour tour to run in May and June...

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...