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The 29th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 29th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

Another issue in the bag, and these are the records that have got us through the last couple of days of production. Mostly very good, with a few probably glaring exceptions.

The mystery album from last week’s list I can now reveal to be The XX’s “Coexist”. What else? The Sic Alps record is increasingly excellent, I think, as is Takoma vet Harry Taussig’s first in 47 years. The transition from Taussig’s American primitive guitar into Azealia Banks’ new free mixtape was not the smoothest mood segue, it’s fair to say…

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1 Fennesz - Aun: the Beginning & the End of All Things (Ash International)

2 Y Niwl – 4 (Aderyn Papur)

3 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)

4 Houndmouth – Houndmouth (Rough Trade)

5 Beth Orton – Sugaring Season (Anti-)

6 Mumford & Sons – Babel (Gentlemen Of The Road/Island)

7 Loscil – Sketches From New Brighton (Kranky)

8 The Fall – The Wonderful And Frightening World Of… (Beggars Banquet)

9 Sic Alps – Sic Alps (Drag City)

10 The XX – Coexist (XL)

11 Nathan Fake – Steam Days (Border Community)

12 Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II (In The Red)

13 JJ Doom – Key To The Kuffs (Lex)

14 Billy Faier – Banjo (Takoma)

15 Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t (Secretly Canadian)

16 Yokokimthurston – Yokokimthurston (Chimera Music)

17 Cat Power – Sun (Matador)

18 Asbo Kid – 2Tone Techno (Corsair)

19 Harry Taussig – Fate Is Only Twice (Tompkins Square)

20 Azealia Banks – Fantasea (http://www.nme.com/news/azealia-banks/64865)


Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.