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The First Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The First Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Happy new year, everybody. Bit of a tentative start to 2013, though the new issue with Gram Parsons on the cover has just arrived in UK shops. A plug, too, for the next Uncut Ultimate Music Guide, dedicated to The Beatles, which I think is out January 17.

Post has been sketchy these past three days, which may account for the slight weirdness of this list. Still, renewed-for-2013 love for Endless Boogie, Purling Hiss and Parquet Courts, and a fine new Angel Olsen song/vid to watch. Playing the Horrors remix album as I type, and can definitely recommend the Blanck Mass take on “I Can See Through You”. Looking forward to the Chris Watson remix when that one comes up…

Oh, and the Jim O’Rourke album is in this week’s list because my iTunes rolled onto it once the Jim James album finished. Sounded so great, though, that I couldn’t resist embedding the whole thing here. Please have a listen if you’ve never encountered it before.

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1 Julia Kent – Character (Leaf)

2 Howlin Rain – The Griffin, San Diego CA 10/11/12 (Silver Current)

3 The Men – New Moon (Sacred Bones)

4 Annette Peacock – I’m The One (RCA)

5 The Family Cat – Five Lives Left: The Anthology (3 Loop Music)

6 John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

7 Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (http://dulltools.bandcamp.com/album/light-up-gold)

8 Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras And The Raw Power Band Meet The Congos – Icon Give Life (http://rvng.bandcamp.com/album/icon-give-life)

9 Mazes – Ores And Minerals (FatCat)

10 Endless Boogie – Long Island (No Quarter)

11 Angel Olsen – Sweet Dreams (Sixteen Tambourines)

12 Purling Hiss – Water On Mars (Drag City)

13 Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God (V2)

14 Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor (Drag City)

15 The Horrors – Higher (XL)


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