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Levon Helm, the return of The Band's singer, Duran Duran's comeback - plus reviews of more new album releases

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This weeks’ new album reviews published online include the return of The Band‘s vocalist Levon Helm (pictured above).

With producing help from Bob Dylan‘s sideman Larry Campbell, Helm is “content to be a kind of newgrass revivalist, bringing this old mountain music up to date” according to Uncut’s reviewer Barney Hoskyns.


Check out the four-star review of ‘Dirt Farmer’ here.

Also released on next Monday is Duran Duran‘s latest studio effort ‘Red Carpet Massacre’. Their comeback of sorts is aided by Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and their track “Nite Runner” “they’ve produced their best single since 1986’s ‘Skin Trade’ according to reviewer Strephen Trousse.

Check out the review of ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ here.



With Led Zeppelin fever running at an all time high – preceeding the band’s reunion concert at London’s 02 Arena next month, Led Zep’s new compilation ‘Mothership – The Very Best Of Led Zeppelin is here.

Check out David Cavanagh’s extensive five-star rated review by clicking here.

Also released recently are Neil Young‘s latest new album ‘Chrome Dreams II’. Modelled on ideas from his unreleased 1977 album Chrome Dreams – the four-star rated album is a trip through the legendary songwriter’s mortal philosophy. Click here to read Alistair McKay’s review.

For more on Young, check out the latest edition of UNCUT magazine, for an exclusive interview with the reclusive rock star.

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