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The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

No sooner has one Mark Kozelek album turned up than, ridiculously, another one is announced. www.caldoverderecords.com claims another Sun Kil Moon album is due January 14 next year, also featuring Steve Shelley, Jen Wood, Will Oldham and Owen Ashworth. In even less a shock, it promises that Kozelek “sings about his childhood years and his life today.”

This week’s playlist, meanwhile, isn’t a match for Playlist 30, and it seems a good time to add one of my regular caveats that this is merely a rundown of the things we’ve played in the office, not things that we’re necessarily endorsing. I think my favourite new arrival is the Kelley Stoltz, at the moment…

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1 Kelley Stoltz – Double Exposure (Third Man)

2 Hush Arbors – Much Older, I Arrive (www.hush-arbors.bandcamp.com/releases)

3 Steve Hauschildt – S/H (Editions Mego)

4 Alex Chilton – Electricity By Candlelight/ NYC 2/13/97 (Bar None)

5 Deltron 3030 – Event II (Caroline)

6 Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino)

7 Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance – One For The Road (Island)

8 Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back (Hyperdub)

9 Kenny Feinstein – Loveless: Hurts To Love (Fluff & Gravy)

10 Lemonheads – Lick (Fire)

11 Hieroglyphic Being – A Plutonian Love Affair EP (Modelhart)

12 Bill Orcutt – A History Of Every One (Editions Mego)

13 Country Parish Music – Introducing Country Parish Music (Stone Tape)

14 Cavern Of Anti-Matter –You're An Art Soul EP (Associated Electronic Recordings)

15 Polica – Shulamith (Memphis Industries)

16 Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Lecce, Leaving (Matador)

17 Bardo Pond – Peace On Venus (Fire)

18 White Denim – Pretty Green (Downtown)

19 Bill Callahan – Dream River (Drag City)

20 Bill Callahan – Rough Travel For A Rare Thing (Drag City)

21 Prince – Groovy Potential (www.3rdeyegirl.com)

22 Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark (Asylum)

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

24 Mike Donovan – WOT (Drag City)

25 Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - Mark Kozelek & Desertshore (Caldo Verde)

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