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The First Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The First Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

After last week’s Best Albums Of 2014 roundup/provocation, here’s the first proper playlist of the year; with, as you’ll see, a few auspicious new arrivals.

Worth, I guess, starting the new year with my tedious caveat that this is strictly a list of records we’ve played in the Uncut office, and presence here shouldn’t automatically be equated with an endorsement (ie yes there are a few things here I don’t personally like much).

Just one other thing: please find five minutes to play the Duke Ellington track embedded below. It’s from “New Orleans Suite”, which I got for Christmas, and I didn’t listen to much else until January 2.

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1 Bill Callahan – Have Fun With God (Drag City)

2 D Charles Speer & The Helix – Doubled Exposure (Thrill Jockey)

3 Hans Chew – Life And Love (At The Helm)

4 [Redacted]

5 Drive By Truckers – English Oceans (ATO)

6 Nick Waterhouse – Holly (Innovative Leisure)

7 We Are Catchers – We Are Catchers (Domino)

8 Orange Juice – Texas Fever (Domino)

9 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Artorius Revisited (Violette)

Read my review here (Thanks for all the kind words/retweets/etc about this, by the way)

10 Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread (Decca)

11 Sun Araw Band X – Live Roma (Bandcamp)

12 Martin Stephenson & The Daintees – California Star (Absolute)

13 Morgan Delt – Morgan Delt (Trouble In Mind)

14 [Redacted]

15 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)

16 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Wooden Nickel (Canyon)

17 Spain – Sargent Place (Glitterhouse)

18 Doug Tuttle – Doug Tuttle (Trouble In Mind)

19 Michael Yonkers With Jim Woehrle – Borders Of My Mind (Drag City)

20 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

21 Duke Ellington – Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson (Atlantic)

22 Chrome – Alien Soundtracks (Siren Songs)

23 Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)

24 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Columbia)

25 Penguin Café – The Red Book (Editions Penguin Café)

26 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)

27 Neil Young – Needle Of Death (Live At Carnegie Hall)

28 DJ 3000 – Besa (Motech)

29 Courtney Barnett – Being Around (NME Basement Session: watch here)

30 Black Dirt Oak – Wawayanda Patient (MIE Music)

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Editor's Letter

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015

This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.