After a couple of weeks away, there was quite a selection of stuff waiting for me when I returned to Uncut on Tuesday, as this playlist hopefully shows. A situation compounded yesterday by the arrival of Neil Young’s fabled first volume of “Archives”.

After a couple of weeks away, there was quite a selection of stuff waiting for me when I returned to Uncut on Tuesday, as this playlist hopefully shows. A situation compounded yesterday by the arrival of Neil Young’s fabled first volume of “Archives”.

I’m just starting to navigate my way through the ten DVDs that we’ve been sent, so I’ll post some kind of preview once I’ve tooled around with it for a while. Up to my neck in Buffalo Springfield as I type, though the pick thus far has been the incredibly early first demo of “Sugar Mountain”. Pretty amazing; with a fair wind, I’ll write more tomorrow.

In the meantime, have a look at this lot. My thanks to one of our regulars, Baptiste, who tipped me off about the French jazz tribute to Robert Wyatt, which features Wyatt himself on several tracks – chiefly Peter Blegvad songs, confoundingly.

1 Various Artists – Meet On The Ledge (Island)

2 Wilco – Wilco (The Album) (Nonesuch)

3 Bob Dylan – Together Through Life (Columbia)

4 Headdress – Lunes (No Quarter)

5 Ya Ho Wha 13 – Magnificence In The Memory (Drag City)

6 Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (Downtown)

7 Lemonheads – Varshons (Cooking Vinyl)

8 Orchestre National De Jazz/Daniel Yvinec – Around Robert Wyatt (Bee Jazz)

9 Lydia Lunch – Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise (Sartorial)

10 Sam Gopal – Elevator (Stable)

11 Subway – Subway II (Soul Jazz)

12 James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game (Young God)

13 Vieux Farka Touré- Fondo (Six Degrees)

14 The Dead Weather – Horehound (Third Man/Columbia)

15 Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications (Rough Trade)

16 The George-Edwards Group – 38:38 (Drag City)

17 Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – When Sweet Sleep Returned (Tee Pee)

18 Tortoise – Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)

19 Neil Young – Archives (Reprise)