Wild Mercury Sound

The Second Uncut Playlist of 2008

John Mulvey

A fairly fractious mix over the past day and a half, at least one of which made (for good reason, I must admit) our production editor evacuate the Uncut office at speed. A load of Kraftwerk bootlegs are currently in circulation, following the 1971 session I recommended the other day, and this one from Croydon, 1975, is tremendous.

In other news: a return visit to Stephen Malkmus' "Pig Lib" was rewarding; I started downloading the Japrocksampler motherlode, beginning with Takehisa Kosugi's uncommonly eerie minimalism; and "Weather To Fly" by Elbow continues to stop me in my tracks. Here's the full rundown - how about you post your latest playlists below?

1. The Cave Singers - Invitation Songs (Matador)

2. Rings - Black Habit (Paw Tracks)

3. The Triffids - Early Singles (Domino)

4. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (Last Gang)

5. Beach House - Devotiom (Bella Union)

6. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Pig Lib (Domino)

7. Dead Meadow - Old Growth (Matador)

8. Kraftwerk - Live At Croydon Fairfield Halls, September 21 1975 (Bootleg)

9. Baby Dee - Safe Inside The Day (Drag City)

10. Takehisa Kosugi - Catch Wave (Sony Japan)

11. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction)

12. Foals - Antidotes (Transgressive)


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