The Ninth Uncut Playlist Of 2013

Swiftly this week, as I have a heap of proofs to read for the next Uncut Ultimate Music Guide (the subject this time is The Smiths and Morrissey, hence the appearance of “Hatful Of Hollow” below).

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Swiftly this week, as I have a heap of proofs to read for the next Uncut Ultimate Music Guide (the subject this time is The Smiths and Morrissey, hence the appearance of “Hatful Of Hollow” below).

Quick plug, too, for the new issue of Uncut which arrives in UK shops tomorrow, I think. Obviously I am paid to say this, but in another week of general Bowie mania, I do genuinely believe that David Cavanagh’s 4,000-word essay on “The Next Day” is the definitive piece thus far on that album. Plenty of other stuff in there too, of course: I can particularly recommend Jaan Uhelszki’s rich and surprising chat with Stephen Stills, and Neil Spencer’s piece on Fela Kuti. My contribution is a belated 1,000 words on Kraftwerk.

Playlist, anyhow. The Steve Gunn album is superb. Art at the top of the page comes from Lawrence English’s deep drone new one. MBV are back thanks to the arrival of THE ACTUAL CD. Still good.

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1 My Bloody Valentine – m b v (www.mybloodyvalentine.org)

2 Chuck Johnson – Crows In The Basilica (Three Lobed Recording)

3 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Trembling Bells – Bonnie Bells Of Oxford (www.tremblingbells.com)

4 The Memory Band – On The Chalk (Our Navigation Of The Line Of The Downs) (Static Caravan)

5 Disappears – Kone (Self-released)

6 Steve Gunn – Time Off (Paradise Of Bachelors)

7 Eric Clapton – Old Sock (Bush Branch)

8 Primal Scream – 2013 (First International)

9 Kit Grill – Expressions (Primary Colours)

10 Golden Gunn – Golden Gunn (Three Lobed Recordings)

11 Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze (Matador)

12 Bitchin’ Bajas – Krausened (Permanent)

13 Bruno Heinen Sextet – Tierkreis (Babel)

14 Iggy & The Stooges – Ready To Die (Fat Possum)

15 Colleen – The Weighing Of The Heart (Second Language)

16 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege (Polydor)

17 The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow (Rough Trade)

18 Library Of Sands – Side To Side (Wild Sages)

19 Alastair Galbraith – Cry (MIE Music)

20 Matthew E White – Big Inner (Domino)

21 Lawrence English – Lonely Womens Club (Important)

22 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)

23 Natural Snow Buildings/Isengrind/Twinsistermoon – The Snowbringer Cult (Ba Da Bing)

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