The Eighth Uncut Playlist Of 2011

Thanks to everyone who contributed to last week’s very interesting playlist thread. If you haven’t had a look, there’s some good talk about the Radiohead and REM albums; dubious thanks to John E, who successfully encouraged/goaded me into unpacking a good month or two’s worth of irritation with regard to “Collapse Into Now”. Better now.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to last week’s very interesting playlist thread. If you haven’t had a look, there’s some good talk about the Radiohead and REM albums; dubious thanks to John E, who successfully encouraged/goaded me into unpacking a good month or two’s worth of irritation with regard to “Collapse Into Now”. Better now.



Moving on, another slightly sketchy list this week: not sure what’s happening, but I seem to be hitting a bit of a lull at the moment, where even stuff I’d expect to like (the Peaking Lights album, for instance) isn’t quite doing it for me. I blame the cricket.

As I write, the doubtless hyped Jamie Woon album is on, and Mark has just suggested that the genre of post-XX music (James Blake, Woon etc) should be called Night Bus. Or Bus-step, maybe?… Canada vs Pakistan it is.

1 Wild Beasts – Smother (Domino)

2 Michael Chapman – Fully Qualified Survivor (Light In The Attic)

3 Damon & Naomi – False Beats And True Hearts (Broken Horse)

4 Peaking Lights – 936 (Not Not Fun)

5 Various Artists – Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero Group)

6 Various Artists – Before The Fall (Ace)

7 Various Artists – Ace Story Volume Three (Ace)

8 The Pierces – You & I (Polydor)

9 Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty)

10 Eternal Tapestry – Beyond The 4th Door (Thrill Jockey)

11 Murphy Blend – First Loss (Esoteric)

12 Louvin Brothers – Church Of Louvin (Righteous)

13 L/O/N/G – American Primitive (Glitterhouse)

14 Can – Future Days (Spoon)

15 Link Wray – Wray’s Three Track Shack (Acadia)

16 Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting (Polydor)

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