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The Sixth Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The Sixth Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

Another one of the annoying redacted albums uncovered this week, in the shape of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, on the first few listens possibly superior to the last Animal Collective set. I wish you could hear more of Angel Deradoorian on it, though: her “Mind Raft” EP from a few years back is maybe my favourite release from the extended Dirty Projectors collective.

Other notes. Chain & The Gang as will be obvious, are fronted by the irrepressible Ian Svenonius, there’s a new Woods track to check out, the Slint box features a version of “Cortez The Killer”, and Terry Waldo’s album is actually new. Strange times.

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1 Beverley Martyn – The Phoenix And The Turtle (Les Cousins)

2 Arc Iris – Arc Iris(Bella Union)

3 Real Estate – Atlas (Domino)

4 Gruff Rhys – American Interior (Turnstile)

5 The Wolfhounds – Middle Aged Freak/Anthem (Oddbox)

6 Chain & The Gang – Minimum Rock’n’Roll (Fortuna Pop)

7 Stone Jack Jones – Ancestor (Western Vinyl)

8 Woods – With Light And With Love (Woodsist)

9 Ryley Walker – All Kinds Of You (Tompkins Square)

10 Smoke Fairies – Smoke Fairies (Full Time Hobby)

11 Dead Rider – Chills On Glass (Drag City)

12 Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (Olsen)

13 Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter The Slasher House (Domino)

14 Bonnie Dobson – Bonnie Dobson And Her “Boys” (Hornbeam)

15 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)

16 Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band – Highway To Hell (Live in Perth)

17 Duck Dive – Inner Projections (Space)

18 Suarasama – Timeline (Space)

19 Slint – Spiderland Box Set (Touch & Go)

20 Howlin Rain – Self Made Man (Agitated)

21 Terry Waldo – The Soul Of Ragtime (Tompkins Square)

22 Leyland Kirby - Breaks My Heart Each Time (Apollo)

23 Trans – Green EP (Rough Trade)

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