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The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Can’t hang around today as deadline hassle mounts, but lots to listen to here: an Atoms For Peace mix, something from Nicolas Jaar’s fine new Darkside project, a precious and ancient demo from Roddy Frame, a remix from The Avalanches, and my favourite track from Light In The Attic’s New Age comp, among other things.

Things I hope to share when they become publically available: the Cian Nugent and Chris Forsyth albums, which both sound increasingly terrific; and the Josephine Foster, which is maybe my favourite arrival of the past seven days. As I mentioned last week, we have a new comments facility on our blogs, news stories and reviews, which doesn’t entail you logging into Facebook, so please let me know your thoughts/enthusiasms/prejudices etc when you have a moment. I’ve resisted the temptation to log a pre-emptive rant about the Mercury Music Prize this morning, but don’t let me hold you back…

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1 Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)

2 Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger [Avalanches Rework] (Liberation Music)

3 Nils Frahm – Spaces (Erased Tapes)

4 The Darkside – Psychic (Other People/Matador)

5 Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Sonovox)

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

7 Atoms For Peace – You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry Mush Mx

8 Holy Ghost – Dynamics (DFA)

9 Larry Gus – Years Not Living (DFA)

10 Pedro Iturralde – Jazz Flamenco (Vampi Soul)

11 Bill Callahan – Dream River (Drag City)

12 RM Hubbert – Breaks & Bone (Chemikal Underground)

13 Magik Markers – Surrender To The Fantasy (Drag City)

14 White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)

15 Chris Forsyth – Solar Motel (Paradise Of Bachelors)

16 Matthew E White – Outer Face EP (Domino)

17 Blitzen Trapper – VII (Lojinx)

18 Rene Hell – Vanilla Call Option (PAN)

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

20 Roddy Frame – Green Jacket Grey

21 The Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream (Rhino)

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