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The Seventh Uncut Playlist Of 2008

John Mulvey

A welcome return to the playlist this week for Howlin' Rain, whose "Magnificent Fiend" has finally got a UK release date in April. I know I've been promising to blog on this for over six months, but I'll get there in the next few days; it still sounds great, fortunately.

Here are the other 20-odd things we've played over the last couple of days. As ever, one or two ropey things amidst the goodness, but I'll let you try and flush them out.

1. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns (EMI)

2. Neon Neon - Stainless Style (Lex)

3. The Dirtbombs - We Have You Surrounded (In The Red)

4. James Blackshaw/ Chieko Mori/ Helena Espvall/ Jozef Van Wissem - The Garden Of Forking Paths (Important)

5. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree (Mute)

6. Portishead - Third (Island)

7. The Long Blondes - Couples (Rough Trade)

8. Wigwam - Dark Album (Love)

9. King Khan & His Shrines - Smash Hits (Vicious Circle)

10. Robert Forster - The Evangelist (Lo-Max)

11. Rocket From The Crypt - RIP (Vagrant)

12. Clinic - Do It! (Domino)

13. Mary Hampton - My Mother's Children (Drift)

14. John Fahey - The Yellow Princess (Vanguard)

15. Sam Amidon - All Is Well (Bedroom Community)

16. Witch - Paralyzed (Tee Pee)

17. The Black Keys - Attack & Release (V2)

18. Spirogyra - St Radigunds (Repertoire)

19. La Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf (Nova)

20. Slint - EP (Touch & Go)

21. Ancestors - Neptune With Fire (North Atlantic Sound)

22. The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers (Loose)

23. Andre Ethier - Pride Of Egypt (Blue Fog)

24. Howlin' Rain - Magnificent Fiend (Birdman)


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