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The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 21st Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Back from a week’s holiday, so plenty of new things among this 21st office playlist, with lots of the best tracks - from Cian Nugent, Lace Curtain, Houndstooth and The Cairo Gang, among others – embedded. A hairy teaser for Crazy Horse’s imminent UK dates, too, and a serendipitous reissue for Samuel Purdey’s luxe late ‘90s evocation of Steely Dan and the Doobies; curious Daft Punk fans might be advised to check out “Only When I’m With You”, especially.

Word of warning, though; one of those weeks when not everything here comes so enthusiastically endorsed.

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1 Scud Mountain Boys – Do You Love The Sun (Ashmont)

2 Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Hire Purchase (Matador Singles Club)

3 Samuel Purdey – Musically Adrift (Tummy Touch)

4 Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt (Birth)

5 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino)

6 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey My My (Live In Berlin)

7 Lace Curtain – Running (Mexican Summer)

8 Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp) (click to read my review)

9 Sizzla – The Messiah (Kalonji Music/VP)

10 White Hills – So You Are… So You’ll Be (Thrill Jockey)

11 Verma – Coltan (Trouble In Mind)

12 Houndstooth – Ride Out The Dark (No Quarter)

13 The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)

14 Hot Chip – Dark & Stormy (Domino)

15 Golden Suits – Golden Suits (Yeproc)

16 Ty Segall – Sleeper (Drag City)

17 Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft (Bella Union)

18 Kirin J Callinan – Embracism (Siberia)

19 Alela Diane – About Farewell (Rusted Blue)

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