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The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Another song this week from what’s rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourite 2014 albums, Hurray For The Riff-Raff’s “Small Town Heroes”. Have a look, too, at the trailer for Lance Bangs’ Slint documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which is the music film I’ve enjoyed most since the Source Family doc.

Some hardy perennials here: Ali Roberts and Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor covering Townes Van Zandt; a new live set from Cian Nugent. New Wooden Wand sounded good on first listen, too.

I should of course plug the new issue of Uncut at this point, not least the Afghan Whigs comeback interview and the rediscovery of Ned Doheny. Out today, I believe: Bowie, Johnny Cash, Peter Gabriel, Hold Steady, Slowdive, The War On Drugs, Little Feat, Paul Rodgers, The Beat, Dr Johnfull details here. Thanks.

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1 Hurray For The Riff-Raff – Small Town Heroes (ATO)

2 Hiss Golden Messenger & Alasdair Roberts – If I Needed You (http://bamshakalah.tumblr.com)

3 Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux & Serengeti present Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty)

4 Håkon Stene - Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal (Hubro)

5 The Horrors – Luminous (Sampler) (XL)

6 J Roddy Walston & The Business – Essential Tremors (ATO)

7 Factory Floor - How You Say (Daniel Avery Remix) (DFA)

8 The Bohicas – XXX (Domino)

9 Wye Oak – Shriek (City Slang)

10 Dan Sartain – Dudesblood (One Little Indian)

11 Slint – Spiderland Box Set (Touch & Go)

12 Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Phosphorescent Harvest (Silver Arrow)

13 Heterotic – Weird Drift (Planet Mu)

14 Woo – When The Past Arrives (Drag City)

15 Thee Oh Sees – Drop (Castleface)

16 Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles (Light In The Attic)

17 Bob Frank - Bob Frank (Vanguard/Light In The Attic)

18 K Leimer - A Period Of Review (RVNG INTL)

19 Wooden Wand - Farmer's Corner (Fire)

20 Pink Mountaintops - Get Back (Jajaguwar)

21 Millie & Andrea - Drop The Vowels (Modern Love)

22 Cian Nugent – February 19, 2014, Union Pool, New York ( NYC Taper )

23 Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)

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The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.