Uncut Editor's Diary

The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Lots to dig into this week, not least a song to sample from the Hiss Golden Messenger album that I’ve been alluding to for so long. Strong Ronnie Lane vibes there, perhaps. Among some biggish new entries here, some lesser known names to check out, too: Jennifer Castle; 75 Dollar Bill’s weird adaptation of desert blues; the new Blonde Redhead album that increasingly feels like their strongest in an age; and Hurray For The Riff Raff, magnificent on Letterman.

Lot of good techno and electronica, too: not quite sure why that is at the moment. I’ll leave you to meditate on whether a reggae cover of “Purple Rain” in its entirety and featuring, among others, Ali Campbell and the drummer from Fun Lovin’ Criminals, is something to actively seek out…

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1 Plastikman – Ex (Mute)

2 Caustic Window – Caustic Window (Rephlex)



5 Interpol – El Pintor (Soft Limit)

6 Jennifer Castle – Pink City (No Quarter)

7 Blonde Redhead – Barragán (Kobalt)

8 Wire – Document And Eyewitness 1979-1980 (Pink Flag)

9 Ibeyi – Oya (XL)

10 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers (Merge)

11 The Allah-Las – Worship The Sun (Temporary Leisure)

Hear a new Allah-Las track here

12 FKA Twigs – LP1 (XL)

13 Pye Corner Audio – The Black Mist EP (Front & Follow)

14 John Cale & Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax (Esoteric)

15 Radio Riddler – Purple Reggae (MITA)

16 Linda Ronstadt – Hand Sown … Home Grown/Silk Purse/Linda Ronstadt (BGO)

17 Various Artists – Total 14 (Kompakt)

18 Simian Mobile Disco – Whorl (Anti-)

19 Luluc – Passerby (Sub Pop)

20 Gerry Goffin – It Ain’t Exactly Entertainment (Adelphi)

21 The Allman Brothers - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Universal)

22 Houndstooth – Yellow Stone (No Quarter)

23 75 Dollar Bill – Olives In The Ears (www.bandcamp.com)

24 A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos (Erased Tapes)

25 Robert Plant – Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

26 Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap (FatCar)

27 Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Body Electric (Live On Letterman)

28 González & Steenkiste - Dimly Lit (Fort Evil Fruit)

29 Tweedy - Sukierae (dBpm)

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