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…
7 The Felice Brothers – Cooperstown
9 The Low Anthem – To Ohio
10 Phoenix – Rome
11 Tinariwen – Tenhert
13 Graham Coxon – Brave The Storm
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…