Wild Mercury Sound

The Uncut Playlist

John Mulvey

I've been keeping a list of the records we've played for the past couple of days. Kept away from American Music Club's "Golden Age" after some heavy rotation last week, and I'm contemplating having another go at its predecessor, "Lovesongs For Patriots", after some insinuated reprimands on the blog.

Thanks, too, to The Guardian for quoting from Wild Mercury Sound without acknowledging the name in this interesting piece on the great Bobb Trimble. Good to see the word about this fine album is spreading, though: my original blog on Trimble is here, incidentally.

Enough whingeing. Here's this week's playlist:

1. Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (Warner Japan)

2. Jackie O Motherfucker - Valley Of Fire (Textile)

3. Wild Beasts - Assembly (Domino)

4. Gabor Szabo - Jazz Raga (EMI)

5. Madness - NW5 (Lucky Seven)

6. Damn Shames - Fear Of Assault (Abeano)

7. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark (EMI)

8. Chromatics - IV: Night Drive (Italians Do It Better)

9. Battles - Mirrored (Warp)

10. Ronnie Hilton - The Laughing Gnome (Sanctuary)

11. Bert Jansch - Santa Barbara Honeymoon (Charisma)

12. Howling Rain - Magnificent Fiend (Birdman)

13. The Verve - The Thaw Session (nme.com download)

14. Kelley Stoltz - Circular Sounds (Sub Pop)

15. Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation (Sub Pop)

16. Beau - Beau (Dandelion)

17. Joe Lally - Nothing Is Underrated (Dischord)

18. Happy Mondays - Bummed (Rhino)

19. School Of Language - Sea From Shore (Memphis Industries)

20. Bear In Heaven - Red Bloom Of The Boom (Hometapes)

21. Randy Holden - Population 2 (Hobbit)


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