As the year comes to an end, I’m putting the finishing touches to a Wild Mercury Sound Top 75 of 2008, which I’ll post here sometime next week. In the meantime, you can muck about with the Uncut hivemind’s 50 favourites by visiting our Rate The Albums feature: let’s make an effort to hype the Endless Boogie album up the charts, people (even though they had to cancel last week’s London show due to some kind of visa problem).

As the year comes to an end, I’m putting the finishing touches to a Wild Mercury Sound Top 75 of 2008, which I’ll post here sometime next week. In the meantime, you can muck about with the Uncut hivemind’s 50 favourites by visiting our Rate The Albums feature: let’s make an effort to hype the Endless Boogie album up the charts, people (even though they had to cancel last week’s London show due to some kind of visa problem).



This week’s playlist, meanwhile, betrays the impact of the Reviews Editor’s current jazz binge. Since I haven’t said it for a while and one or two people have got the wrong end of the stick again, it may be time to point out again that these are just the records we’ve played in the office in the past couple of days: listening is not always the same as liking, and there are three or four here that didn’t do much for me.

1 Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Beware (Domino)

2 Peter Tosh – Legalize It (EMI)

3 Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid (V2)

4 Mountains – Choral (Thrill Jockey)

5 Pharaoh Sanders – Live At The East (Impulse)

6 Various Artists – 6OOA Golden Years (Mixtape)

7 Tim Hardin – 1 (Water)

8 Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Universal)

9 Miles Davis – Another Unity: Tokyo, January 22, 1975 (Bootleg)

10 Peter Tosh – Equal Rights (EMI)

11 Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs – How To Get To Heaven From Scotland (Chemikal Underground)

12 William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark (Anti-)

13 Death – . . .For The Whole World To See (Drag City)

14 Megapuss – Surfing (Vapor)

15 Dälek – Gutter Tactics (Ipecac)

16 Michael Chapman – Time Past And Time Passing (Electric Ragtime)

17 Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Primary Colours (Goner)

18 Six Organs Of Admittance – RTZ (Drag City)