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The 30th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 30th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Nuts week. A lot to recommend and check out here, including plenty of Youtube and Soundcloud links. Among the auspicious comebacks, one that’s slightly obscured is Cavern Of Anti-Matter, who feature Tim Gane and his old bandmate from the first Stereolab lineup, Joe Dilworth.

The Purling Hiss and White Denim trailers look predictably tantalising; will report back when I’ve managed to grab the albums. Meanwhile, the Omar Souleyman (produced by Four Tet) and William Onyeabor (a bit of a cratedigger holy grail, this one) albums are mighty addictive; Jonathan Wilson has basically – and rather nobly - attempted to recreate “Pacific Ocean Blue”; “Crimson/Red” is the first Paddy McAloon album I’ve enjoyed since “Jordan: The Comeback”; Wooden Shjips still sound pretty much the same as ever, no matter how much their press releases hilariously try to differentiate from one album to another; “Another Self Portrait” is so much richer than many of us might have expected; and, yeah, Bill Callahan In Dub is quite the thing. Dig in…

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1 Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia)

2 Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - Mark Kozelek & Desertshore (Caldo Verde)… Review here

3 Wooden Shjips – Back To Land (Thrill Jockey)

4 Desert Heat – Cat Mask At Huggie Temple (MIE Music)

5 Prefab Sprout – Crimson/Red (Icebreaker)

6 Juana Molina – Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)

7 Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Revolution Blues (Live At Maxwells)

8 Mandolin Orange – This Side Of Jordan (Yeproc)

9 William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

10 PJ Harvey – Shaker Aamer (Island)

11 Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu (Ribbon)

12 Ronnie Lane With Slim Chance – Anymore For Anymore (GM)

13 The Next Uncut Free CD

14 Bill Callahan – Expanding Dub (Drag City)

15 Jenks Miller – Spirit Signal (Northern Spy)


17 Various Artists – Live At Caffè Lena: Music From America's Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967-2013 (Tompkins Square)


19 Purling Hiss – Paisley Montage Promo (Richie Records)

20 Jonathan Wilson – Fanfare (Bella Union)

21 Bill Callahan – Dream River (Drag City)

22 Midlake – Antiphon (Bella Union)

23 Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Blood-Drums (Grautag)

24 White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade (Trailer)

25 White Denim – Pretty Green (Downtown)

26 The Julie Ruin – Ha Ha Ha (TJR Records)

27 Various Artists - Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature: Black Jazz Records 1971-1976 (Snow Dog)

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Editor's Letter

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