Plus The Smiths, Genesis and Razorlight in Uncut's new release round up
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 November 3, 2008:
ALBUM REVIEW: PAUL WELLER – PAUL WELLER AT THE BBC 4* 4CD set proves he’s more changing man than Plodfather
ALBUM REVIEW: THE SMITHS – THE SOUND OF THE SMITHS 4* The definitive compilation of Morrissey and Marr. So far
ALBUM REVIEW: GENESIS – 1970 – 75 3* A suitably hefty compendium – five early, extravagant albums, extras, plus archive video footage – PLUS interview with Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks here
ALBUM REVIEW: RAZORLIGHT – SLIPAWAY FIRES 3*Muswell hillbilly: J Bo returns to roots for return-to-form third album
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
ALBUM REVIEW: AC/DC – BLACK ICE 3* Four songs with rock in the title. . . Business as usual? Not quite. Band’s first album since 2001’s Stiff Upper Lip.
ALBUM REVIEW: KAISER CHIEFS – OFF WITH THEIR HEADS 4* Third album from the Leeds band unites them with producer du jour Mark Ronson, plus Q&A with KC drummer Nick Hodgson
ALBUM REVIEW: BOB DYLAN – THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL 8: TELL TALE SIGNS – 5* Highly anticipated installation in the Bootleg Series, read Allan Jones’ in depth review here.
ALBUM REVIEW: OASIS – DIG OUT YOUR SOUL – 3* Noel and the boys get back in the groove but face some bleak home truths
ALBUM REVIEW: LUCINDA WILLIAMS – LITTLE HONEY – 4* Nine albums in, the queen of heartbreak tempts fate by cheering up
ALBUM REVIEW: RAY LAMONTAGNE – GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN – 4* Tortured troubadour shows courage on nakedly emotional third LP
ALBUM REVIEW: NEW ORDER – REISSUES – Movement 3*/ Power, Corruption & Lies 3*/ Low-Life 5*/ Brotherhood 4*/ Technique 4*: A startling, diverse legacy, augmented with bonus discs
ALBUM REVIEW: KINGS OF LEON – ONLY BY THE NIGHT – 4* Slowing the tempos, the Followills speed their ascent to the rock pantheon. Currently riding high in the UK album charts.
ALBUM REVIEW: TV ON THE RADIO – DEAR SCIENCE -4* David Bowie’s pals Dave Sitek and Kyp Malone mix the pop and avant garde
ALBUM REVIEW: METALLICA – DEATH MAGNETIC – 4* Troubled Dark Knights of metal return to form – check out the review of the current UK Album Chart Number 1 here.
ALBUM REVIEW: LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM – GIFT OF SCREWS – 4* Fleetwood Mac man’s punchy pop-rock manifesto
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