The Hold Steady – Read The Uncut Review!

Plus Micah P. Hinson, My Bloody Valentine Special and Albert Hammond Jr in our releases round-up!

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These albums are all set for release this week (July 07):

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

MICAH P HINSON AND THE RED EMPIRE ORCHESTRA
– 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

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

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

ELTON JOHN – ELTON JOHN/TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION
– 4*/5* Elton and Bernie’s double shot heard ‘round the world

RY COODER – I, FLATHEAD – 4* Final installment of Cooder’s “trilogy”, time-travelling back to ‘40s/’50s California. Complete with 53-page novella!

DAVID BOWIE – LIVE IN SANTA MONICA ‘72 – 4* Legendary bootleg finally gets an official release, remastered by the Dame himself

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS – ROMANCE AT SHORT NOTICE – 3* Full tilt second album from ex-Libertine

LITTLE FEAT AND FRIENDS – JOIN THE BAND – 3* All-star jam with the remaining Feat

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

SIGUR RÓS – WORKOUT HOLIDAY – 3* New tricks/old fallbacks from divine shoegazers

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


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