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What we've played today in the Uncut office

John Mulvey

I haven't done one of these playlists for a week or so, and there are plenty of interesting things that have arrived here in the interim. So these are the records that have put us off work on the next issue thus far today. I'll be writing about a few of them over the next few days, apart from one which sounded pretty dull and which I won't mention here to try and retain the, y'know, positive vibes. . .

1. MIA - Kala
2. OOIOO - OOEYEOO Eye Remix
3. VASHTI BUNYAN - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
4. THE WHITE STRIPES - You Don't Know What Love Is
5. KEVIN AYERS - The Unfairground
6. TOUMAST - Ishumar
7. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - Peacebone
8. TACKS, THE BOY DISASTER - Oh Beatrice
9. SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN - Fire Escape

I wish I'd brought some Lee Hazlewood in this morning ("Cowboy In Sweden", maybe?). RIP


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