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The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Over a week on, I suppose we’re still dealing with a kind of Neil Young & Crazy Horse feedback. This week’s major live distraction in the office, though, has been a stream/download of Wilco’s covers set from their festival last Friday night. The whole thing is hugely recommended but, if you’re pressed for time, please have a listen to the uncanny version of “Marquee Moon” I’ve embedded below.

Lots more to try out here, as you can see. A good week, in general, but worth dropping the monthly caveat that I’ve just listed the records I’ve played, and not limited it to the ones I liked. It’s in playing order rather than any rank, too: ie Nils Frahm got an airing first thing on Monday morning, so that’s why it’s Number One, not because it was my favourite out of the 18 (I did like it, though, especially the Clark remix).

Enough pedantry. Unexpected appearance of the week is Judy Dyble from the first Fairports lineup singing with Füxa. Unexpected shift of the week comes from Arp, who’s mostly ditched the kosmische jams and reconstructed himself, not unpleasantly, in the image of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. Have a listen…

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1 Nils Frahm – Juno Reworked (Erased Tapes)

2 Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino)

3 Wilco – June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival (http://networkedblogs.com/MrPpi)

4 Sebadoh – Defend Yourself (Domino)

5 Hoi’ Polloi – Hoi’ Polloi (Family Vineyard)

6 Arp – More (Smalltown Supersound)

7 Ed Askew – For The World (Tin Angel)

8 Ensemble Economique – Fever Logic (Not Not Fun)

9 Disappears – Era (Kranky)

10 Sonny & The Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld (Polyvinyl)

11 Food Pyramid – Ecstasy & Refreshment (Holy Mountain)

12 Kandodo – k2o (Thrill Jockey)

13 MIA – Bring The Noize (NEET/Virgin)

14 Oneohtrix Point Never – Still Life (Warp)

15 Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drag City)

16 Füxa – Dirty D (Rocket Girl)

17 Daft Punk – Get Lucky Remix (Columbia)

18 Vieux Farka Touré – Mon Pays (Six Degrees)

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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014

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