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The Seventh Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Neil Young, Kraftwerk, Bitchin' Bajas...

The Seventh Uncut Playlist Of 2013: listen to Neil Young, Kraftwerk, Bitchin' Bajas...
John Mulvey

Lots going on here, not least the fact that I have to write a long review of the mostly amazing Kraftwerk show that I saw next door at the Tate Modern the other night.

A preoccupation with that band in the office this week led us to the ’76 show embedded below, with some prototype versions of “Trans-Europe Express” material. It’s also probably contributed to repeated plays of the new Bitchin’ Bajas EP, extracted further down, which is an honest and beautiful Riley/motorik hybrid. Plenty more to enjoy/anticipate in this list, anyhow, kicking off once again with the Pantha Du Prince album, which I’m going to see recreated live on Friday night. Summoned by bells…

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1 Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements Of Light (Rough Trade)

2 James Blake – Retrograde (Polydor)

3 Pearl Necklace – Soft Opening (Smalltown Supersound)

4 Karen Vourc'h - Saariaho: Quatre Instants (Youtube)

5 Various Artists - Kompakt 20 Jahre Kollektion (Kompakt)

6 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Featuring Nils Lofgren – Born In The USA (Youtube)

7 Shovels & Rope – O’ Be Joyful (Decca)

8 The Boxtops – Playlist: The Very Best Of The Boxtops (Bell/Arista/Legacy)

9 Justin Timberlake – Mirrors (RCA)

10 Bitchin’ Bajas – Krausened (Permanent)

11 Bitchin’ Bajas – Water Wrackets (Kallistei)

12 Barn Owl – V (Thrill Jockey)

13 Julianna Barwick – Pacing (Suicide Squeeze)

14 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)

15 Iron And Wine – Ghost On Ghost (4AD)

16 The Growlers – Hung At Heart (FatCat)

17 The Durutti Column – LC (Factory Benelux)

18 Kraftwerk - Live At The Roundhouse, London 1976 (Youtube)

19 Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Mind Control (Rise Above)

20 Fight The Big Bull – All Is Gladness In The Kingdom (Clean Feed)

21 My Bloody Valentine – m b v (www.mybloodyvalentine.org)

22 Elephant Micah - Globe Rush Progressions (Bluesanct)

23 Mordecai - Rety (Testoster Tunes)


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