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The Ninth Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The Ninth Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

Up to our necks in it here, finishing the first Uncut Ultimate Music Guide of 2012. Hopefully a good few of you will have now seen our relaunched new issue with Bowie on the cover: please let me know what you think, either in the Facebook Comments below or via Twitter - www.twitter.com/JohnRMulvey.

Anyhow, here’s a quick round-up of this week’s listening, good and bad. Apologies for a couple of cryptic entries, and thanks for some very good recommendations last week on Twitter, that resulted in satisfying purchases of the Chapman and McLaughlin albums. The picture’s of Ty Segall & White Fence, by the way. Fine record.

1 Michael Chapman – Window/Wrecked Again (Beat Goes On)

2 Dr John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)

3 John McLaughlin – My Goal’s Beyond (Douglas)

4 Plankton Wat – Spirits (Thrill Jockey)

5 Willis Earl Beal – Acousmatic Sorcery (XL)

6 Mystery Album 1

7 Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair (Drag City)

8 Ty Segall/The Mysteries Of Love – It’s A Problem/I Could Be Better Than You (Permanent)

9 The Nightingales – No Love Lost (Cooking Vinyl)

10 Trembling Bells & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Marble Downs (Honest Jon’s)

11 Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – Black Is Beautiful (Hyperdub)

12 Gaz Coombes – Here Come The Bombs (Hot Fruit)

13 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge (Parlophone)

14 Mystery Album 2

15 Graham Coxon – A + E (Parlophone)

16 Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three – Middle Of Everywhere (Free Dirt)


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