Primal Scream: Beautiful Future: The Uncut Review!

Plus Steely Dan's Becker, CSS and U2 all feature in LP round-up

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These albums are all set for release this week:


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

CSS – DONKEY – 2* Slick but sterile second album from the Sao Paolistas


U2 – REISSUES – BOY / OCTOBER / WAR – 2*/ 2*/ 3* Passion, and politics: the early years, remastered, with extras

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

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


– 4* Select fourth outing from dolorous US twentysomething

ALBERT HAMMOND JR – ¿CóMO TE LLAMA? – 3* Sturdy second album from the most hard-working man in the Strokes

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

THE WATSON TWINS – FIRE SONGS – 4* Winning Watsons exploit genetic advantage

WHITE DENIM – WORKOUT HOLIDAY – 4* Psych dub garage? Texan mob go wild and weird

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