The Last Shadow Puppets Album Reviewed!

Portishead also come up trumps in the weekly reviews round-up

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These albums are all set for release next week (April 21):


The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement – 4* It’s finally here – Arctic Monkeys and Rascals’ Miles Kane’s project is a lush affair. Check out the Uncut review here.

Portishead – Third 5* – Magnificent return, reinvention from the Bristol three + indepth Q&A w/Geoff Barrow.

Third is released on April 28, but is available to stream, free, from Last.Fm from April 21.


Robert Forster – The Evangelist 4*- Go-Between mourns his lost partner Grant McLennan + review include an Uncut Q&A

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

The Breeders – Mountain Battles 4* – The Breeders return with only their fourth album in 18 years but Kim and Kelley Deal remain defiantly nonchalant – check out our review here, includes a Q&A with Kim Deal.

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.

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.

Various Artists: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story – Sonic chronicle of the Memphis label that nurtured Big Star; plus Q&A with Jim Ardent, the label’s founder

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

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