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The 12th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 12th Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Lots to get stuck into this week, though I think it’s worth drawing special attention to the superb William Tyler EP and, in the week the Pixies announce a newish album, a pointedly excellent Kim Deal track with Morgan Nagler.

Watching the Gene Clark documentary the other week, I was reminded of an album I’ve spent a few years trying to track down; namely, the self-titled debut by “No Other”’s producer, Thomas Jefferson Kaye. I finally struck gold a couple of days ago, and it’s every bit as good as I hoped: a sort of cosmic Southern funk record – in the zone of Dr John, Leon Russell, Bobby Charles, maybe - given an expansive LA makeover by a crew that features Steely Dan and their associates. Can’t recommend this one enough; very much due a reissue, I think.

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1 The Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch (Featuring Nathaniel) (WuMusic Group)

2 Glenn Jones – Welcomed Wherever I Go (Thrill Jockey)

3 William Tyler – Lost Colony (Merge)

4 The Black Keys – Turn Blue (Nonesuch)

5 Brian Reitzell – Last Summer (Featuring Kevin Shields) (Smalltown Supersound)

6 Grandma Sparrow - Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra (Spacebomb)

7 Willie Watson – Folk Singer Vol. 1 (Acony)

8 Fucked Up – Glass Boys (Matador)

9 Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler – The Root (Kim Deal Music)

Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler - 'The Root' [Official Video] from Kim Deal Music [Official] on Vimeo.

10 Watter – This World (Temporary Residence)

11 Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)

12 Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo (Mais Um Discos)

13 Various Artists – Too Slow To Disco (How Do You Are?/City Slang)

14 Thomas Jefferson Kaye - Thomas Jefferson Kaye (Probe)

15 Black Bananas – Electric Brick Wall (Drag City)

16 Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin (Merge)

17 Gruff Rhys – American Interior (Turnstile)

18 Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (Rough Trade)

19 Kim Deal – Are You Mine? (Kim Deal Music)

Kim Deal - Are You Mine? [Official Video] from Kim Deal Music [Official] on Vimeo.

20 Wooden Wand – Farmer's Corner (Fire)

21 LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye (Live At Madison Square Garden) (Parlophone)

22 Chuck E Weiss – Red Beans And Weiss (Anti-)

23 J Spaceman & Kid Millions – Misha (Northern Spy)

24 Håkon Stene - Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal (Hubro)

25 Pixies – Indie Cindy (Pixiesmusic)

26 Bo Ningen – III (Stolen)

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Editor's Letter

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015

This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.