Plus Endless Boogie, She & Him and our recommended releases catch -up!
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These albums are all set for release on July 28, 2008:
RANDY NEWMAN – HARPS & ANGELS – 4* Newman is back with a blinding album after almost a decade.
ENDLESS BOOGIE – FOCUS LEVEL – 4* Grizzled music biz dudes boogie. Endlessly. And the album’s great!
SHE & HIM – VOLUME ONE – 3* Promising debut album from Zooey Deschanel and M Ward; the latest Indie/Hollywood hook-up
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
PRIMAL SCREAM – BEAUTIFUL FUTURE – 3* “It’s too blunt, messy and reverent to be up there with their best, but you hope that it also serves a secondary function: to clear the decks for one last magnificent tilt at rock deification on album number ten,” says Uncut’s Sam Richards. Check out the review here. Then let us know what you think of Gillespie’s latest.
WALTER BECKER – CIRCUS MONEY – 4* First in 14 years from the other Steely Dan man
U2 – REISSUES – BOY / OCTOBER / WAR – 2*/ 2*/ 3* Passion, and politics: the early years, remastered, with extras
THE HOLD STEADY – STAY POSITIVE – 5* Elliptical, euphoric and “staggeringly good” says Allan Jones, plus a Q&A with Craig Finn
MY BLOODY VALENTINE REISSUES SPECIAL- ISN’T ANYTHING/LOVELESS/THE CORAL SEA – 4/5/4* You wait 17-years…then three Kevin Shields album turn up at once
MICAH P HINSON AND THE RED EMPIRE ORCHESTRA
– 4* Select fourth outing from dolorous US twentysomething
BECK – MODERN GUILT – 4* New label, old sound: Danger Mouse helms dreamy psych-pop on his 10th album
TRICKY – KNOWLE WEST BOY – 4* Nostalgic and accessible return to the Bristol council estate where he grew up
DAVID BOWIE – LIVE IN SANTA MONICA ‘72 – 4* Legendary bootleg finally gets an official release, remastered by the Dame himself
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