R.E.M’s Accelerate Reviewed Here!

Plus Gnarls Barkley, Rolling Stones in UNCUT's recommended new releases

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These albums are all set for release next week (March 31):


R.E.M. – Accelerate – The band Return To Form? Michael Stipe and co. follow-up 2004’s disappointing Around The Sun — with a little help from U2’s Jacknife Lee. See our in-depth review here — and have your say.

Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple – The ‘Crazy’ duo return with a kaleidoscopic, funkadelic second album + Q&A with Danger Mouse.

The Rolling Stones – Shine A Light OST – With their Martin Scorsese directed live music film doc premiering in the UK next week, check out what the soundtrack has in store.


The Black Keys – Attack and Release – Gorgeous blue-eyed soul and garage blues from the duo.

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

Supergrass – Dimond Hoo Ha – Britpop alumni enter ‘Berlin! period. Almost. Uncut Q&A with frontman Gaz Coombs too.

Beck – Odelay Deluxe Edition – 90s slack hop opus, remastered and extended with remixes, B-sides and two unreleased tracks has stood up to the test of time — Stephen Trousse revists Beck’s genius.

Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid – Guy Garvey and band return with great fourth album, featuring a duet with Richard Hawley too.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash – Former Pavement slacker Malkmus returns with second album backed by the Jicks.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazurus, Dig!!! – “The band has never sounded better, and Cave seems to have relaxed into the hysteria of his vocal style; like Elmer Gantry singing Leonard Cohen at a tent-revival.”

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