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The 51st Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The 51st Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

We seem to be posting a lot more lists than actual joined-up writing at the moment – Michael’s just put Uncut’s full Top 75 of 2012 on the website, with links, and is promising our Archive/Reissues chart tomorrow – but, hey, here’s another. Among some other good new arrivals, another strong recommendation for Parquet Courts: check them out here.

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1 Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (Dull Tools)

2 Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)

3 Steve Mason – Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time (Double Six)

4 Johnny Marr – The Messenger (Warner Bros)

5 Various Artists – Change The Beat – The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987 (Republic Of Music)

6 The Beatles – Abbey Road (Apple)

7 Purling Hiss – Water On Mars (Drag City)

8 The Traditional Fools – The Traditional Fools (In The Red)

9 Blue Gene Tyranny – Detours (Unseen Worlds)

10 Ensemble Pearl – Ensemble Pearl (Drag City)

11 Woodpigeon – Thumbtacks And Glue (Fierce Panda)

12 The Beatles – Help! (Parlophone)

13 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)

14 The Red Rippers – Over There… And Over Here (Paradise Of Bachelors)

15 Autechre – Exai (Warp)

16 Fela Kuti – The Best Of The Black President 2 (Knitting Factory)

17 Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang - The Face Of The Earth (Ideologic Organ)


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