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The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

A brief moment away from collating Uncut’s end of year album charts to post this: 24 records etc we’ve played over the last couple of days in the Uncut office.

Some interesting things for you to listen to (as ever, I’d hope), though sadly nothing from this week’s two headline arrivals: the Neil Young “Live At The Cellar Door” set (the piano versions of “Expecting To Fly”, “Flying On The Ground Is Wrong” and “Cinnamon Girl” have been initial standouts); and the long-awaited return of Michael Head (this new EP is actually as close to the sound of The Pale Fountains and The Strands as it is to Shack, notwithstanding the usual profound Arthur Lee influence)…

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1 Neil Young – Live At The Cellar Door (Reprise)

2 Warpaint – Love Is To Die (Rough Trade)

3 Mogwai – Remurdered (Rock Action)

4 Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound)

5 Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow (Light In The Attic)

6 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Artorius Revisited (Violette)

7 Kevin Morby – Harlem River (Woodsist)

8 Steve Gunn & Mike Gangloff - Melodies For A Savage Fix (Important)

9 Duane Pitre – Feel Free: Live At Cafe OTO (Important)

10 Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (House Anxiety)

11 The Necks – Open (ReR)

12 Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum (Turnstile)

13 Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You (Hi/Fat Possum)

14 Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (Hi/Fat Possum)

15 Wesley Stace – Self-Titled (Yep Roc)

16 Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record (Merge)

17 Bill Callahan – Small Plane (Drag City)

18 Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle – Perils From The Sea (Caldo Verde)

19 Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings (No Quarter)

20 Pet-Tich-Eye – Roll On (Live)

21 Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw (Paradise Of Bachelors)

22 Thee Oh Sees – What You Need (Castle Face)

23 These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds (Infectious)

24 The Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Sonovox)

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