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The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

A couple of the mystery records from recent playlists have, as you’ll see, magically revealed themselves this week. I imagine you may have questions…

In the meantime, though, please let me especially recommend the lovely solo banjo album by Nathan Bowles from the Black Twig Pickers and this happy reunion of one of my favourite bands of the last 20 years, Rocket From The Crypt

Given that there’s one album on the list that got a stinking reception from the office yesterday*, it’s worth reiterating once again that inclusion doesn’t necessarily mean approval. The playlists are just that; a log of records we’ve worked through over the past couple of days.

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1 The Baird Sisters – Until You Find Your Green (Grapefruit)

2 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

3 Nathan Bowles – A Bottle, A Buckeye (Soft Abuse)

4 Angel Olsen – Half Way Home (Bathetic)

5 The People’s Temple – More For The Masses… (Hozac)

6 Rocket From The Crypt – He’s A Chef (Volcom)

7 Woo – It’s Cosy Inside (Drag City)

8 Atoms For Peace – Default (XL)

9 Bob Dylan – Tempest (Columbia)

10 Umberto – Night Has A Thousand Screams (Rock Action)

11 Gary Clark Jr – Blak & Blu (Warner Bros)

12 Chris McGregor – Sea Breezes: Solo Piano – Live In Durban 1987 (Fledg’ling)

13 Apache Dropout – Bubblegum Graveyard (Trouble In Mind)

14 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos (Warner Bros)

15 The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie (Hellsquad)

* No, it wasn’t Dylan


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