The new issue of Uncut should be out any day now, featuring our thoroughly extensive Best Of 2009 coverage: the Top 50 albums of the year, best reissues, best comps/boxsets, films, DVDs, books and so on.

The new issue of Uncut should be out any day now, featuring our thoroughly extensive Best Of 2009 coverage: the Top 50 albums of the year, best reissues, best comps/boxsets, films, DVDs, books and so on.



When you’ve had a look at the mag, maybe this thread could be a good place to talk about what you think of these end of year charts? Can’t be any more controversial than the NME Top 50 of the decade that came out this week, surely?

For devious marketing reasons I obviously can’t post the Uncut Top 50 here, but I can give you a taster by revealing the tracklisting of the free CD Allan’s compiled to go with the issue. I’ve put links to Wild Mercury Sound blogs where they exist. Somewhat appalled, I must admit, that I failed to write anything about the Tinariwen album…

1 Animal Collective – My Girls

2 Bill Callahan – Jim Cain

3 Grizzly Bear – Cheerleader

4 Super Furry Animals – White Socks/Flip Flops

5 Reigning Sound – Stick Up For Me

6 Dirty Projectors – Temecula Sunrise

7 The Felice Brothers – Cooperstown

8 Wild Beasts – All The King’s Men

9 The Low Anthem – To Ohio

10 Phoenix – Rome

11 Tinariwen – Tenhert

12 Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Empty For Me

13 Graham Coxon – Brave The Storm

14 Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar

15 The Duke & The King – One More American Song


In the issue, I’ve also written a column about a few personal selections that didn’t make the Top 50, but I’ll randomly crunch all my favourite records of 2009 into a self-indulgent rundown a bit closer to Christmas and post it here, if you can bear the wait…