1 WEYES BLOOD But relocating to Sheffield, they mainlined some of that city’s synthpop sleaze, adding strings and sax to produce a compelling album of dank disco cabaret, with deliciously murky lyrics to match. A work of immersive, textured synthesiser and billowing trance, The Practice Of Love was paced like a DJ set, incorporating stunning drops in tempo – see the spokenword contributions of Vivian Wang on the title track – and thoughtfully ecstatic highs. POLYDOR On The Line PJ Harvey - White Chalk 4. Titanic Rising also showcases Mering’s remarkable alto – part Judy Sill, part Nico – that lies between folk and torch singing. COLUMBIA i,i CAPITOL All Mirrors Inferno brought his customary wit and elegance to bear on a set of wonderfully pithy songs about ageing, family, climate change and the artist’s place in the world. Presenting the 148-page, Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Joni Mitchell. Three years on, their second, larger record expands on that initial promise. NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC Once, they tapped out bookish Afroindie from the confines of a Columbia University dorm room. After Dream River’s spacious meditations on the natural world, six years later we find Bill Callahan keeping things within four walls. 23 ALDOUS HARDING Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand 5. The top 60 albums of 2001 as voted for by the writers of Uncut magazine Throughout their storied 25-year career, Wilco have consistently questioned themselves and their creative purpose. 4AD Colorado There is a dignity and otherness at work here: her voice sweeps robustly over swelling crescendo of “Something To Believe”, while “A Lot’s Gonna Change” finds her delivery softer and more intimate. The Kentucky singer and guitarist has quietly proved herself to be one of the finest songwriters of recent years, and her sublime fifth album was naturally entrancing. A remarkable turnaround for Britain’s scuzziest band, who’d previously lost their way attempting to live up to their dissolute reputation. How To Live References to Laurel Canyon, Dennis Wilson and CSN cast a retro haze; but Norman Fucking Rockwell is very much Del Rey’s own vision. Presenting the 148-page, Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Joni Mitchell. “It’s getting shitter!” Sleaford Mods – a raw and uncompromising duo – remain a difficult band for horrible times. CITY SLANG Sounding preternaturally wise, he tackled racial inequality, mental illness and domestic abuse over brooding strings and needling piano, although the slinky “Location” proved he could still cover the rap bases. GENERAL. Counting down our 50 favourite LPs of the year. In take 272 (januari 2020) verscheen het overzicht van 2019 . 16 SHARON VAN ETTEN WEIRD WORLD Counting down our 50 favourite LPs of the year, Young's extended musical family pick his 40 greatest songs in the new Uncut, Every album reviewed, legendary archive encounters, and her 30 greatest songs, Neil Young, Cocteau Twins, Captain Beefheart, Syd Barrett, The Weather Station, Stevie Wonder, Nancy Sinatra, Buzzcocks and Uncut’s 2021 Preview, Our Top 20 cinema and streaming releases of the year. 37 THE MURDER CAPITAL Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. The quartet’s second album of the year, Two Hands, also picked up some appreciation from our writers, but their superb first LP of 2019 made the biggest impact. Thanks For The Dance H&A Cup Round 4 Vote to Midnight GMT 17/03/20. First out of the gate as usual was Rough Trade earlier this week, and now UK mag Uncut's top 50 albums of 2018 list is here. BELLA UNION H&A Cup Round 5 Vote to Midnight 26/03/20. After the serious noise of her Body/ Head project, we were probably unprepared for the vibrancy and colour (even jokes) of No Home Record. Uncut - Albums of the year 2019 . Continuing the revelatory ‘exploded view’ songwriting approach of 2016’s 22, A Million, but with real musicians and singers taking the place of samples and effects, it found thrilling new ways to convey moments of soaring, communal joy. ELEKTRA While they match fellow Dubliners Fontaines DC for fire and fury, The Murder Capital processed their anger through a more angular post-punk sound on their debut album. So Ode To Joy – their 11th studio album – found Jeff Tweedy and his co-conspirators once again recalibrating their sound and direction. I Made A Place Now a husband and father, here Callahan admits us further than ever before into his private world. The current issue of Uncut features our albums of the year list, compiled by the Uncut team, along with the best reissues and compilations of the year, and the best films and books. Rhythms stutter à la Joy Division or early Cure, while vocalist James McGovern sounds, at times, like a young Ian McCulloch; “Don’t Cling To Life” and the lengthy “Green & Blue” are as epic and dramatic as the ‘Big Music’ of the early ’80s, helped along by Flood’s atmospheric production. Her plucked guitar and strange, waiflike voice was gilded with occasional flute, piano and creaky synths that made it all sound like a tape reel discovered in someone’s loft, untouched since 1967 – or perhaps even 1667. Always different, always the same, here the band occupy some reassuringly familiar space to last year’s Smote Reverser: their thundering double drummers are the propulsion for their turbulent passage into guitar orbit. DRAG CITY Father Of The Bride Kiwanuka 7 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN UMC/ISLAND Like The River Loves The Sea UNCUT 2006 12; CD). Subscribe to Uncut today and never miss an issue. From the nervy minimalism of their debut to the... Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Fleet Foxes, Songhoy Blues, Paul Weller, The Doors, Drive-By Truckers, Kim Gordon, Metallica, Grandaddy and Todd Rundgren, Uncut’s Best Reissues & Compilations Of 2020, Graham Nash on Neil Young: “It’s incredible how prolific he was”, Introducing the Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Joni Mitchell, When Stevie Wonder toured with The Rolling Stones: “The building was actually vibrating”, Joni Mitchell – The Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide, David Bowie – Ultimate Record Collection: Part 2 (1977-89). That’s to say, anyone fearing the kind of indulgences White brought to last year’s solo album Boarding House Reach will have enjoyed the more conventional rock leanings of Help Us Stranger. Uncut's highest rated albums of all time. 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