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The 38th Uncut Playlist Of 2013, plus Morrissey Autobiography lucky dip!
Page 366: Kenneth Williams. Page 437 Peter Wyngarde. Page 88 WH Auden. Page 384 Diana Dors. Page 27 JACKPOT! It's Myra Hindley!
It’s deadline day at Uncut, but I’ve been somewhat distracted by playing Morrisssey Autobiography lucky dip. Michael’s working his way through it in a more organised and assiduous fashion, and will be posting something later in the day, with a prevailing wind.
As for music, lots to play here. Let me gently steer you towards the Howard Ivans track, which is one of the Spacebomb projects that Matthew E White has been sitting on for God knows how long, and which shows the Spacebomb crew’s arranging virtuosity can stretch to elaborate symphonic funk in the vein of Quincy Jones. Impressive.
Also worth checking out: a very promising taster of the Linda Perhacs comeback; the best Bowie track of the year; the Necks album, which has become my default album every single morning; and, again, Courtney Barnett, who I’ve now decided reminds me of Liz Phair signed to the Half A Cow label. “Avant Gardener” is really stuck in my head at the moment, and I’m OK with that.
Hey, page 283: Dirk Bogarde!
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1 The Necks – Open (Northern Spy)
2 Howard Ivans – Red Face Boy (Spacebomb)
3 Goat – Live Ballroom Ritual (Rocket)
4 Israel Nash Gripka – Israel Nash’s Rain Plains (Loose)
5 Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark (Asylum)
6 Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke EP (What’s Your Rupture?)
7 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Blue Record (Jagjaguwar)
8 Low – The Visible End (Sub Pop)
9 Birds Of Maya – September 7, 2013 Paradise Of Bachelors/WXYC Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival (nyctaper.com)
10 Linda Perhacs – Prisms Of Glass (Live At Mexican Summer: Five Years Festival)
11 White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)
12 Various Artists – Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound (Numero Group)
13 White Fence – Live In San Francisco (Castleface)
14 Brendan Benson – You Were Right (Lojinx)
15 La Femme 'Psycho Tropical Berlin' (Disque Pointo)
16 David Bowie – Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA) (ISO)
17 Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (House Anxiety)
18 Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson – Hrta Songs (Stone Tape)
19 Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (Hi/Fat Possum)
20 Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You (Hi/Fat Possum)
21 Al Green – Greatest Hits (Hi/Fat Possum)
22 High Water – The Beautiful Moon EP (Other People)
23 Jaakko Eino Kalevi - No End (Weird World)
24 Yo La Tengo – Fade: Deluxe Edition (Matador)
25 Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind (Text)
27 The Necks – Mosquito (ReR Megacorp)
28 Endless Boogie – Long Island (No Quarter)