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The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Playing the Daft Punk album this morning (it’s streaming on iTunes if you haven’t found it yet), which is quite interesting. Bits of it are astonishing, I’d say (“Get Lucky” of course, “Contact”, “Giorgio By Moroder” especially). I am finding it hard, though, to completely sign up to a record that intermittently reminds me of Christopher Cross record. Evidently, I still carry traces of ‘80s indie militancy.

Let me know what you think when you’ve had a listen. Lots more to play this week, as you can see from the embedded content below (apologies for the two blanks: embargoes, I’m afraid). Not new, but can I especially recommend the Carolyn Crawford track? Been obsessed with this one since I found it on a Philly International comp last year, but as far as I can tell it’s only just turned up on Youtube

Couple of other bits of housekeeping while I’m here. First, we’ve finally introduced a dedicated Features section at www.uncut.co.uk (click here to go straight to Uncut Features), where we’re archiving a lot of long reads from the magazine: worth a browse, I would hope.

Second, our latest Ultimate Music Guide arrives in UK shops on Thursday, this one dedicated to the long and eventful career of Nick Cave. Usual drill: extended new reviews of every Boys Next Door, Birthday Party, Bad Seeds and Grinderman album (plus essays about Cave’s films and books); then loads of old, uncut features from NME and Melody Maker. Plenty of highlights, though I should probably especially recommend Gavin Martin’s interview with an unusually candid Cave, conducted between drinking binges in Sao Paolo in 1994, and the Steve Sutherland piece from 1982 that we’ve headlined, “Maybe they’ll all piss on us tonight like the scum we are!” Enjoy…

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1 Houndstooth – Ride Out The Dark (No Quarter)

2 The Oblivians – Desperation (In The Red)

3 The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)

The Cairo Gang - Tiny Rebels (Out 7/23/2013) from Empty Cellar on Vimeo.

4 Iasos – Celestial Soul Portrait (Numero Group)

5 Dead Meadow – Dead Meadow (Xemu)


7 These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds (Infectious)

8 Bitchin Bajas – Bitchitronics (Drag City)

9 μ-Ziq – Chewed Corners (Planet Mu)

10 Phil Yost – Bent City (Takoma)

11 Nadine Shah – Love Your Dum And Mad (Apollo)

12 Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino)

13 Grant Hart – The Argument (Domino)


15 Jozef Van Wissem - Nihil Obstat (Important)

16 Diana Jones – Museum Of Appalachia Recordings (Proper)

17 Link Wray/Various Artists – The King Of Distortion Meets The Red Line Rebels (Righteous)

18 Nick Mulvey – Fever To The Form (Communion)

19 Alela Diane – The Way We Fall (Rusted Blue)

20 Carolyn Crawford – If You Move, You Lose (Philadelphia International)

21 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Columbia)


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.