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The 30th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 30th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

One terrible absence from this week’s playlist is, of course, Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”, which Allan heard a while back. If you haven’t read his preview yet, please check it out here. Some fairly lively discussion in the comments thread, too.

Plenty of goodness has actually made it into the office, mind, as you can see from this 20. Gold stars this week to some fine newcomers: the second Chris Robinson Brotherhood album of the summer; the first Michael Mayer artist album in eight years; a new Sun Araw track (follow the link); Caribou’s reinvention as Daphni; and maybe best of all, the first new Sebadoh music for some 13 years. Check out the EP at the link – “Keep The Boy Alive” is especially great, in the fine tradition of “Beauty Of The Ride” – and, as ever, let me know what you think. Thanks…

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1 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – The Magic Door (Silver Arrow)

2 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Def Jam)

3 The Marble Vanity – The Marble Vanity (Slow Fizz)

4 Michael Mayer – Mantasy (Kompakt)

5 WhoMadeWho – Knee Deep (Kompakt)

6 Woods – Bend Beyond (Woodsist)

7 Various Artists – Erol Alkan: Another Bugged Out Mix & Bugged In Selection (!K7)

8 Liminanas – Crystal Anis (Hozac)

9 Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang – En Yay Sah (Luaka Bop)

10 Cat Power – Sun (Matador)

11 Sebadoh – Secret EP (http://sebadoh.bandcamp.com/album/secret-ep)

12 Carol Kleyn – Takin’ The Time (Drag City)

13 The Haxan Cloak – The Men Parted The Sea To Devour The Water (Latitudes)

14 Sun Araw – The Inner Treaty (http://www.sunaraw.com/main.html)

15 Duane Pitre – Feel Free (Important)

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

17 Audacity – Mellow Cruisers (Burger)

18 Gurney Slade – Hat And Cane (Fontana)

19 Various Artists – Electric Eden (Universal)



Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014

Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...