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The Uncut Soundsystem

John Mulvey

Apologies there was no blog on Friday: I spent the day at home, mucking about with several thousand CDs and trying, successfully, to buy My Bloody Valentine tickets. Today has been another complicated one of meetings and Italian lessons and list-making, but it did come to a happy zenith about an hour ago when we saluted the undervalued excellence of U-God, footsoldier of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the stars of their new "8 Diagrams" album, which miraculously arrived in the office this morning.

The eight-hour spangled marathon of Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! has just begun, and I fear I may not be still in the office to hear Track 22, "Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" tonight. While the great man serenades us with "When You're Smiling", let me guide you through the short but sweet Uncut playlist of the day:

1 LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (DFA/EMI)

2 Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge (Domino)

3 Magnetic Fields - Distortion (Nonesuch)
I'll definitely write some more about this one in the next day or two

4 Rings - Black Habit (Paw Tracks)

5 The Wu Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams (Bodog)

6 Wild Beasts - Assembly (Domino)

7 Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall (Polydor)


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