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The Second Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The Second Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Quickly today, as there’s an issue to be flung together, but a plug in passing for our latest Ultimate Music Guide, on sale today and dedicated to Lou Reed. More on that later.

In the meantime, 25 to dig into here: you’ll note new stuff from Woods and Dean McPhee, some more Neil Young business from last week’s solo shows, and an excellent new album from Pye Corner Audio. Damaged Bug is the new project of John Dwyer, though word is there’s another Oh Sees album forthcoming before they go on hiatus. Oh, and I fished out the Golden Gunn album one sunny morning at the end of last week, having found out that a Steve Gunn band gig in London had suddenly fallen onto the schedule at Café Oto for next Monday (January 20). Wish I could be there. I should be able to make Jessica Pratt show at the same place this Thursday, though; looking forward to that.

Sun Kil Moon’s “Benji”, meanwhile, is now revealing itself to be possibly the most harrowing album Mark Kozelek’s ever made. I’ll file something lengthy on the subject when I have an hour or two to spare. Until then…

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1 Black Dirt Oak – Wawayanda Patient (MIE Music)

Read my review here

2 Joan As Police Woman – The Classic (Play It Again Sam)

3 Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)

4 La Perversita – La Soupeuse

5 Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars (Sony)

6 Laibach – Spectre (Mute)

7 Damaged Bug – Eggs At Night (Castle Face)

8 Woods – Leaves Like Glass (Woodsist)

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

Read my review here

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11 Golden Gunn – Golden Gunn (Three Lobed Recordings)

12 St Vincent – St Vincent (Loma Vista)

13 The Upsetters – The Good, The Bad And The Upsetters: Jamaican Edition (Hot Milk)

14 Pye Corner Audio – Black Mill Tapes (Type)

15 Future Islands – Singles (4AD)

16 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)

17 East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (Stolen)

18 Neil Young – Carnegie Hall 7/1/14 (Bootleg)

19 Alvarius B/Sir Richard Bishop - If You Don't Like It... DON'T! (Three Lobed Recordings)

20 The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits (Sacred Bones)

21 Valentin Stip – Sigh (Other People)

22 Neil Young – Pocahontas (Live at Massey Hall, Toronto, 13/1/14)

23 Lyla Foy – Mirrors The Sky (Sub Pop)

24 Dean McPhee – Smoke And Mirrors (Souncloud)

25 Ronnie Lane And Slim Chance – Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (Island/Universal)

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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


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