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The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

After last week’s notable arrival of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Americana”, Playlist 14 is somewhat sketchier. Harder than usual for me to get behind a fair bit of this list, as a consequence – though as you can see, there’s still at least one very interesting new entry…

Also, following some digressive talk about drum solos at www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey yesterday, an amazing track by The Sweet, of all people, was flushed out. Have a look at the link below, if you have a spare eight minutes.

1 Hamza El Din – Al Oud: Instrumental And Vocal Music Of Nubia (Vanguard)

2 Can – The Lost Tapes (Sampler) (Mute)

3 My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Sony)

4 Van Dyke Parks – Discover America (Bella Union)

5 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)

6 Garbage – Not Your Kind Of People (Stunvolume)

7 King Tuff – King Tuff (Sub Pop)

8 Poor Moon – Illusion EP (Bella Union)

9 Jherek Bischoff – Composed (Leaf)

10 Wil Malone – Wilson Malone (Morgan Blue Town)

11 Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle (Bella Union)

12 Breton – Other People’s Problems (FatCat)

13 Bob Desper – New Sounds (ARRCO)

14 Various Artists – The Inner Flame: A Tribute To Rainer Ptacek (Fire)

15 Davy Graham – Anthology: 1961-2007 Lost Tapes (Les Cousins)

16 The Sweet – The Man With The Golden Arm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ein1HIT7qNI)

17 Bill Callahan – Heaven Help The Child (Drag City/ http://vimeo.com/39069923)

18 Blues Control – Valley Tangents (Drag City)

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014

Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...