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The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

A fairly eclectic selection here this week, including some great proto-Takoma guitarists from the 1920s, chamber music reimaginings of the Kompakt back catalogue, that lost Romanian kosmische record you’ve always been looking for, and Prince making a stoner jam out of “Let’s Go Crazy” (which you can hear below, along with a bunch of interesting other stuff).

Also highlighted: Will Oldham’s belated reunion with Mick Turner; San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls (very much in the Allah-Las mould); Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall tackling the Dead; and, again, the fantastic new Oh Sees album (I’ll try and write a proper blog on that one later today). How are we all doing with The Knife drone, incidentally?

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1 The Handsome Family – Wilderness (Loose)

2 Gregor Schwellenbach – Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt (Kompakt)

3 Various Artists – Inspirational Anthems Volume 6: Origins Of American Primitive Guitar (Tompkins Square)

4 Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone (Sunday Best)

5 Rodion GA – The Lost Tapes (Strut)

6 The Marquis De Tren & Bonny Billy – Solemns (Domino)

7 The Knife – Shaking The Habitual (Brille)

8 At The Drive-In - One Armed Scissor (The Field Remix) (Transgressive)

9 Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin (Castleface)

10 Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw (Paradise Of Bachelors)

11 Neal Casal – Mountains Of The Moon (Royal Potato Family)

12 Cool Ghouls – Cool Ghouls (Empty Cellar)

13 JJUUJJUU – FRST (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

14 Secret Circuit – Tactile Galactics (Beats In Space)

15 Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You (Fire)

16 Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live (Wichita)

17 Grim Tower – Soft Séance (Outer Battery)

18 The Grateful Dead – Aoxomoxoa (Warner Bros)

19 Prince & 3rd Eye Girl – Let’s Go Crazy

20 Matthew E White – Games People Play/I’ll Be Home (aquariumdrunkard.com)

21 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (Lindstrom Remix) (Jagjaguwar)


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