Uncut Editor's Diary

The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

A few headline comebacks in this week’s playlist, and if you scroll down you should be able to hear strong new music from the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Caribou, David Kilgour and, though perhaps ‘new’ music might be a misnomer, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The past few days, however, have been dominated by all the Tropicalia and Chilean psychedelia that our picture editor, Phil King, brought back from his tour of South America with The Jesus And Mary Chain. If you have time to listen to just one thing from the list this week, can I recommend the insanely great Los Jaivas track below? Reminds me a little of the Lula Cortes/Ze Ramalho album (like an Amazonian Amon Duul II, very roughly) that got reissued a few years back.

And one bit of housekeeping, while I’m here: we have a new email address for your letters to Uncut. Please send brickbats, bouquets and all the usual associated business to uncut_feedback@ipcmedia.com. Thanks.

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1 Sundown Songs – Far From Home (CD Baby)

2 David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights – End Times Undone (Merge)

3 Ruthann Friedman – Chinatown (Wolfgang)

4 Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics (Proper)

5 Desertshore – Migrations Of Glass (Caldo Verde)

6 Los Vidrios Quebrados – Fictions (Anima)

7 Caetano Veloso – Transa (Philips)

8 Tamba Trio – Avanco (Philips)

9 Clementina – Cada Voce? (Museu Da Imagem E Do Som)

10 Los Jaivas – 1971: Primer Disco De Los Jaivas (Columbia)

11 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974 (Rhino)

12 Jennifer Castle – Pink City (No Quarter)

13 Jack White – Lazaretto (Third Man/XL)

14 Various Artists – Country Funk II: 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic)

15 Neil Young – A Letter Home (Reprise)

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17 Sam Doores - True To My Luck: The Early Years (CDR)

18 Various Artists – C86 (Cherry Red)

19 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)

20 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (City Slang)

21 Sinead O’Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (Nettwerk)

22 Congregacion – Viene (Machitun)

23 Electric Würms – Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk (Bella Union)

24 Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker (Rough Trade)

25 Peter Broderick And Greg Haines - Greg Gives Peter Space (Erased Tapes)

26 Girma Yifrashewa – Love And Peace (Unseen Worlds)

27 Richard Reed Parry – Music For Heart And Breath (Deutsche Grammofon)

28 Jeff Tweedy – I’ll Sing It (dBpm)

29 Eastlink – Eastlink (In The Red)

30 Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (No Quarter)

31 Alexander Turnquist – Wildflower (Western Vinyl)

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