New albums reviewed, plus our recommended round up!
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These albums are all set for release on July 28, 2008:
BRIAN WILSON – THAT LUCKY OLD SUN – 4*Brian’s back! Again! A Californian song-cycle – Van Dyke Parks contributes words
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III – RECOVERY – 4* The planet’s drollest songwriter shakes hands with his twentysomething self
MONKEY – JOURNEY TO THE WEST – 3*Gorillaz men finish Monkey business
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
THE VERVE – FORTH – 4* Stormy, heavenly and hymnal – it’s like they’ve never been away
TEDDY THOMPSON – A PIECE OF WHAT YOU NEED – 4* The son also rises. A great, Orbison-inspired piece of work. Plus Q&A…
STEREOLAB – CHEMICAL CHORDS – 3* Latest findings from the pan-European pop boffins
GLEN CAMPBELL – MEET GLEN CAMPBELL – 3* Rhinestone Cowboy returns to Capitol. With added Travis
SHIRLEY & DOLLY COLLINS – THE HARVEST YEARS – 5* Remastered recordings dust off the crowning glories of English folk’s Indian summer. Includes a Q&A with Shirley Collins…
THE WEEK THAT WAS – THE WEEK THAT WAS – 4* Dense, dazzling concept pop from Field Music man Peter Brewis
CAROLE KING – TAPESTRY – 4* Low-key, high impact pop; Reissued over two discs with live versions
RANDY NEWMAN – HARPS & ANGELS – 4* Newman is back with a blinding album after almost a decade.
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
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