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The 22nd Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 22nd Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

One of our longer playlists this week and, I think, the one with more embedded music than I’ve ever posted before: you can listen to 12 out of 25 entries here, if I’ve counted right…

As you’ll see, too, a good haul of new stuff, with special emphasis on Dawn Of Midi and Hans Chew, and that tantalising Omar Souleyman/Four Tet clip.

In other news, the forthcoming “Tropicalia” documentary is excellent (I am researching/reviewing, hence the appearance of one of my favourite Veloso albums below); Julian Cope has joined Twitter (@HeadHeritage); Comets On Fire have reformed; I’ve posted a list of my 67 favourite albums of 2013 thus far (add your own, please!); we listened to ALL FIVE CDs of the “Scared To Get Happy” Indie Pop compilation and discovered that it probably doesn’t get worse than “Dry The Rain” by The Rain; and we also learned that Rick Wakeman is managed by Roger DeCourcey. Interesting week.

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1 Dawn Of Midi – Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)

2 Hans Chew – Life & Love (sampler)

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

4 Omar Souleyman & Four Tet – Unknown Track

5 White Rainbow – Sand Quality And Every Answer (bandcamp.com)

6 The Shouting Matches – Grownass Man (Middle West)

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

8 Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone

9 Various Artists – Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989 (Cherry Red)

10 Julian Cope – Revolutionary Suicide (Head Heritage)

11 Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (1969) (Phillips)

12 Pantaleimon – The Butterfly Ate The Pearl (Grass Girl)

13 The Julie Ruin – Oh Come On (TJR)

14 Fyah Flames - What Would You Say About Me (Duppy Gun)

15 Mark Kozelek & Desertshore – Mariette/Katowice Or Cologne (Caldo Verde)

16 Luke Haines – Rock And Roll Animals (Cherry Red)

17 Wild Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire – Thatcher’s Children (Damaged Goods)

18 Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)

19 Neko Case – Man (Anti-)

20 Medicine – To The Happy Few (Captured Tracks)

21 Elton John – The Diving Board (Capitol)

22 Welfare Heroine – Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? (NME)

23 Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt – The Raw And The Cooked (Palilalia)

24 Gabor Szabo – Dreams (Skye)

25 Charlie Jones – Love Form (Stranger)

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