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The Second Uncut Playlist Of 2012

The Second Uncut Playlist Of 2012
John Mulvey

In case you’ve stumbled across http://www.uncut.co.uk for the first time in the wake of our redesign, each week I post a list of the music we’ve played in the Uncut office.

It’s not meant in any way to be a list of recommendations, simply a catalogue of things we’ve listened to – though in most cases we’re broadly positive about the artists featured. A few things I’m not personally crazy about among this batch, but plenty of goodness, too: notably the Forsyth/Holtkamp jam, Eyvind Kang, Leonard Cohen, Sun Araw Vs The Congos and Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Wah-Wah Cowboys” mixtape, plus I’m still kind of amazed at liking a Tindersticks album again.

The website makeover has unfortunately meant that all of your old comments were erased in the switchover, but please let’s get some conversations going on the Facebook Comments threads below. Let me know what you feel about this lot, and indeed about what you’re listening to this week, and I’ll wade in when I get a moment. And thanks, as ever, for your indulgence.

1 Moebius & Renziehausen – Ersatz (Bureau B)

2 Django Django – Django Django (Because)

3 Tindersticks – The Something Rain (Lucky Dog)

4 Dolphins Into The Future – Canto Arquipélago (Underwater People)

5 Nuojuva – Valot Kaukaa (Preservation)

6 The Magnetic Fields – Love At The Bottom Of The Sea (Domino)

7 Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp – Early Astral (Blackest Rainbow) http://blackestrainbowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/early-astral

8 The Caravelles – Hey Mama You’ve Been On My Mind (RPM)

9 Various Artists – Blues Control Playlist (http://igetrvng.com/playlists/64)

10 Masaki Batoh – Brain Pulse Music (Drag City)

11 Toy – Left Myself Behind (Heavenly)

12 Eyvind Kang – The Narrow Garden (Ipecac)

13 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks (Island)

14 The Shins – Port Of Morrow (Columbia)

15 White Hills – Frying On This Rock (Thrill Jockey)

16 Various Artists – Wah-Wah Cowboys (http://hissgoldenmessenger.blogspot.com/) http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/wah-wah-cowboys-volume-two

17 Goldfrapp – The Singles (Mute)

18 Leonard Cohen – The Darkness (Columbia) http://www.uncut.co.uk/leonard-cohen/leonard-cohen-posts-new-single-the-...

19 Matthew Bourne – Montauk Variations (Leaf)

20 Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank (RVNG Intl)

21 Julia Holter – Marienbad (RVNG Intl)

22 Lambchop – Mr M (City Slang)

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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.