The Uncut Review: Ryan Adams and The Cardinals!

Plus! Amadou and Mariam, Buzzcocks and Brightblack Morning Light

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These albums are all set for release on November 10, 2008:


ALBUM REVIEW: RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS – CARDINOLOGY 3* Intermittent greatness from Americana’s hardest-working man

ALBUM REVIEW: AMADOU & MARIAM – WELCOME TO MALI 5* Malian Afro-pop troubadours team up with Damon Albarn and others for this assault on the Western pop market

ALBUM REISSUES: THE BUZZCOCKS – ANOTHER MUSIC IN A DIFFERENT KITCHEN 4* + Love Bites 2* and A Different Kind Of Tension 3*Melodic punks’ first three LPs reissued in 2CD editions


ALBUM REVIEW: BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT – MOTION TO REJOIN 4* Shiny hippy people: intoxicating psychedelic grooves from the New Mexican desert

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: 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: 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: 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: 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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