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The 47th Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 47th Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

The new issue of Uncut should be with subscribers imminently, and in UK shops on Friday. Of some interest, I suspect, will be our Top 75 new albums of 2012 rundown; feel free to talk to me here about that when you’ve had a look (or before, if you like).

One of my favourite things in the issue, though, is John Lewis’ review of the new Beck release, “Song Reader” – a bunch of new songs in sheet music form. John, possessing a musical talent conspicuously missing from most of his colleagues, has posted his piano versions of the Beck songs on Youtube, and I’ve linked to one of them, the excellent “Saint Dude”, below.

Also please check out the excellent new UMO track, linked below, and the radical new version of “Helpless” from Calgary. Not everything else here has gone down so well, but special mention to that long-awaited new one from Matmos. Good to have them back: the Buzzcocks cover is remarkable, for a start…

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1 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (Jagjaguwar)

2 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In (Names)

3 Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

4 Willy Moon – Album Sampler (Island)

5 Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (Legacy)

6 Christopher Owens – Lysandre (Turnstile)

7 Josef K – Sorry For Laughing (LTM)

8 Marcos Valle – Marcos Valle (Light In The Attic)

9 Pere Ubu – Lady From Shanghai (Fire)

10 Matmos – The Marriage of True Minds (Thrill Jockey)

11 Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Helpless (Youtube)

12 Foals – Holy Fire (Transgressive)

13 Bee Mask – When We Were Eating Unripe Pears (Spectrum Spools)

14 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Demos) (Jagjaguwar)

15 John Lewis Plays Beck’s “Song Reader” – Saint Dude (Youtube)


Editor's Letter

Robert Plant, Tom Petty, The Beatles, King Crimson, Bobby Womack: inside the new Uncut!

Welcome to the new issue of Uncut! John’s on holiday this week – he was last seen disappearing into darkest Gloucestershire – so it falls to me to show you around this month's edition instead.

Our exclusive cover story finds us catching up with Robert Plant...