The 37th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

A bit frustrating this week, since I can't really talk about a couple of the most significant musical arrivals here, due to record label embargoes and so forth. Sorry, as ever, about the teasing: I'll reveal more as soon as I can.

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A bit frustrating this week, since I can’t really talk about a couple of the most significant musical arrivals here, due to record label embargoes and so forth. Sorry, as ever, about the teasing: I’ll reveal more as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I’m indebted to my wife for pointing me in the direction of the fantastic Hailu Mergia record on Awesome Tapes From Africa; fluent, intoxicating ’70s Ethiopian funk. If you’ve dug any of the “Éthiopiques” comps, this is very much recommended; if not, and the concept of ’70s Ethiopian funk seems a bit obtuse, have a listen to the track below and see what you think.

Another Cool Ghouls track to check out this week, and further love for the D.D Dumbo EP, which reminds me of Jeff Buckley, Grizzly Bear, desert blues and the wonderful EP by Highlife, aka Sleepy Doug Shaw, that should’ve had a lot more fuss made about it a few years ago. Dave Shuford’s new Rhyton album is great, too, deeper into that underexploited psych/Greek folk jamspace. As you were…


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1 Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (Bittorrent!)

Read my review of ” Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” here…

2 Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite (Nonesuch)

3 D.D Dumbo – Tropical Oceans (4AD)




4 Highlife – Best Bless (Social Registry)

5 Bryan Ferry – Avonmore (BMG)




6 Rhyton – Kykeon (Thrill Jockey)

7 The Who – Be Lucky (Universal)

8 Olivia Jean – Bathtub Love Killings (Third Man)

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10 Various Artists – New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 (Soul Jazz)

11 Cool Ghouls – A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye (Empty Cellar)



12 Robert Lester Folsom -Music And Dreams (Anthology)

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14 Tobias Jesso Jr – Bad Words (True Panther Sounds)

15 Various Artists – I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70 (Light In The Attic)

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16 Nathan Bowles – Nansemond (Paradise Of Bachelors)

17 Loscil – Sea Island (Kranky)

18 Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean (Nettwerk)



19 Prince Rupert’s Drops – Climbing Light (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

20 Hailu Mergia & The Walias – Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes From Africa)



21 The Supreme Jubilees – It’ll All Be Over (Light In The Attiic)

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