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The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Retribution Gospel Choir, Primal Scream, White Fence

The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Retribution Gospel Choir, Primal Scream, White Fence
John Mulvey

A recording of Kraftwerk’s “Trans-Europe Express” night at the Tate Modern seems to have fallen off the back of the internet this morning: genuinely not sure where one of my colleagues found it, before you ask.

A nice end to this week’s selection, anyhow. Plenty to engage with here: I know and understand why Primal Scream probably get short shrift from many of you, but if it’s possible to circumnavigate the daftness, I really like “2013”, more than anything since “XTRMNTR”. Kevin Shields and – possibly – James Chance involved, it seems. Check out the Alan Sparhawk/Nels Cline face-off embedded below, too. And wow, Steve Gunn

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1 Mark Kozelek – Like Rats (Caldo Verde)

2 Primal Scream – 2013 (First International)

3 Loom – I Get A Taste (Hate Hate Hate)

4 Charlie Parr – Barnswallow (Tin Angel)

5 James Blackshaw & Lubomyr Melnyk – The Watchers (Important)

6 White Fence –Pink Gorilla (Castleface)

7 Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs – Things We Be (Heavenly)

8 Zomes – Time Was (Thrill Jockey)

9 Steve Gunn – Time Off (Paradise Of Bachelors)

10 Elephant Micah – Elephant Micah - Globe Rush Progressions (Bluesanct)

11 Rangda/Dead C – Rangda/Dead C (Ba Da Bing)

12 Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label (Numero Group)

13 Retribution Gospel Choir with Nels Cline – New York Knitting Factory, February 12, 2013 (http://www.nyctaper.com/)

14 Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Atlantic)

15 Houndmouth – From The Hills Below The City (Rough Trade)

16 Mark Kozelek – Live At Phoenix Public House, Melbourne (Caldo Verde)

17 Mikal Cronin – MCII (Merge)

18 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Mind Control (Rise Above)

19 Golden Gunn – Golden Gunn (Three Lobed Recordings)

20 Kraftwerk – London Tate Modern, February 8, 2013 (God knows where this came from…)


Editor's Letter

The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...