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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, a big backlog of music to work through here. And while I try and offer some fractionally different recommendations away from the usual media pile-ons (Oh look, Haim etc), this Janelle Monáe album is terrific and I totally recommend having a listen on The Guardian’s stream: very much in the zone of “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” (especially “Victory”).

Elsewhere, those of you who’ve been worried about some kind of Black Keys-style streamlining of White Denim can relax: “Corsicana Lemonade” has plenty of the progressive garage-choogle, or whatever, as requested. Also sounding especially good on first listen: the new Cian Nugent and Chris Forsyth full band sets; Carlton Melton’s “Always Even”; and a business-as-usual outtake from the last Date Palms album. More as I get it/listen to it a second/third/fourth/etc time…

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1 White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)

2 Giorgio Moroder – E=MC2 (Repertoire)

3 Date Palms – Sky Trails (Thrill Jockey)

4 Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Born With The Caul (No Quarter)

5 Blitzen Trapper – VII (Lojinx)

6 Lonnie Holley – Six Space Shuttles And 144,00 Elephants (Dust-To-Digital)

7 Chris Forsyth – Solar Motel (Paradise Of Bachelors)

8 Matthew E White – Outer Face EP (Domino)

9 Various Artists – I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 (Light In The Attic)

10 Carlton Melton – Always Even (Agitated)

11 The Dirtbombs – Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In The Red)

12 Damon – Song Of A Gypsy (Now Again)

13 Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth (Matador)

14 Euros Childs – Situation Comedy (National Elf)

15 The Celebrate Music Synthesizer Group - Warung Mini (Drag City)

16 Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash’s Rain Plains (Loose)

17 Dino Valente – Dino Valente (Tompkins Square)

18 The Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream (Rhino)

19 Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady (Atlantic)

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