Bright Eyes Goes Solo – Conor Oberst Album Reviewed!

Plus; Carol King, Alice Cooper and The Cool Kids join our recommended releases round-up

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Uncut.co.uk publishes a weekly selection of music album reviews; including new, reissued and compilation albums. Find out about the best albums here, by clicking on the album titles below.

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These albums are all set for release on July 28, 2008:

CONOR OBERST – CONOR OBERST – 4* The Bright Eyes mainman strips away the bombast for a rare solo album

CAROLE KING – TAPESTRY – 4* Low-key, high impact pop; Reissued over two discs with live versions

ALICE COOPER – PRETTIES FOR YOU / EASY ACTION – 3* Fun and games in the pre-“School…” playground; reissues reviewed

THE COOL KIDS – THE BAKE SALE – Old school, new style, Chicago duo’s debut album reviewed

Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:

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

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

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

For more album reviews from the 3000+ UNCUT archive – check out: www.uncut.co.uk/music/reviews.

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