David Bowie, REM, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Waterboys and our preview of 2015’s essential albums all feature in the new issue of Uncut, out now.
Bowie is on the cover, and inside we tell the full story of Young Americans, 40 years on.
Joe Cocker has died aged 70.
The singer's death was confirmed by his agent, Barrie Marshall, reports BBC News.
He said Cocker was "simply unique" and "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts."
The current issue of Uncut features our archive releases of the year list, compiled by the Uncut team.
You can read new assessments of the albums in the issue, but below is the full list. Click on the links to read the original Uncut reviews… and as always let us know in the comments or on Facebook what would make your Top 30.
Uncut’s Top 30 Archive Releases Of The Year are:
30 Sleater-Kinney – Start Together (Sub Pop)
Here, for your consideration, is Uncut's list of the 20 Best Films Of 2014. If you're interested in the administrative aspect of this list, it was voted for by a shadowy cabal of Uncut staffers, writers and a few trusted confidants. It broadly dovetails with my own personal Top 20, though I think the film that's stuck with me most throughout the year is the wonderfully strange Under The Skin. But I won't detain you further. Have a great Christmas and New Year, by the way: see you in 2015.