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The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Bit of a rush in the face of deadlines this morning, but a strange list – not all of it recommended, really – with a notable discovery in Mike Cooper, whose early ‘70s albums work well as companion pieces to those of Michael Chapman. Anyone who knows his work, and knows more, drop me a line.

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1 William Tyler – Lost Colony (Merge)

2 Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Dereconstructed (Sub Pop)


3 Jerry David DeCicca – Understanding Land (Electric Ragtime)

4 Jonathan Richman – No Me Quejo De Mi Estrella (Munster)

5 Cluster – Apropos Cluster (Bureau B)

6 Fennez – Fennesz Plays (Mego)

7 Fennesz – Venice (Touch)

8 The Orwells – Disgraceland (Atlantic)

9 Ray LaMontagne – Supernova (RCA)

10 Mike Cooper - Trout Steel (Paradise Of Bachelors)

11 Owen Pallett – In Conflict (Domino)

12 Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles (Light In The Attic)

13 Lee Fields & Expressions – Emma Jean (Truth & Soul)
14 Olga Bell – Krai (One Little Indian)

15 Mike Cooper - Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co With Mike Cooper (Paradise Of Bachelors)

16 Turn To Crime – Sunday’s Cool (Mugg & Bopp/Old Flame)

17 Alice Boman – What (Soundcloud)

18 Silkworm - Libertine Deluxe Reissue (Comedy Minus One)

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

20 Various Artists – Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969-1978 (Analog Africa)

21 Boris – Noise (Sargent House)

22 Black Bananas – Electric Brick Wall (Drag City)

23 Luke Abbott – Wysing Forest (Border Community)

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The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014

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