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Uncut- Best Albums Of 2012

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Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2012
75 Carter Tutti Void – Transverse
74 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
73 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat + Bone
72 Rufus Wainwright – Out of The Game
71 Lee Ranaldo – Between The Times And The Tides
70 Simone Felice – Simone Felice
69 Ty Segall – Twins
68 Woods – Bend Beyond
67 Cornershop – Urban Turban: The Singhles Club
66 Goat – World Music
65 Nite Jewel – One Second Of Love
64 Orbital – Wonky
63 Calexico – Algiers
62 Ian Hunter & The Rant Band – When I’m President
61 Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II
60 The Liminanas – Crystal Anis
59 Father John Misty – Fear Fun
58 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
57 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
56 Pond – Beard, Wives, Denim
55 The 2 Bears – Be Strong
54 Yeti Lane – The Echo Show
53 Public Image Ltd – This is PiL
52 Cate Le Bon – Cyrk
51 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
50 Laetitia Sadier – Silencio
49 Damon Albarn – Dr Dee
48 Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds
47 Anais Mitchell – Young Man In America
46 Cat Power – Sun
45 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
44 Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank
43 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana
42 Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
41 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
40 First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
39 Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun
38 Lightships – Electric Cables
37 Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
36 Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves
35 Six Organs of Admittance – Ascent
34 Bobby Womack – The Braves Man In Universe
33 Micachu & The Shapes – Never
32 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
31 Hot Chip – In Our Heads
30 Ry Cooder – Election Special
29 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Big Moon Ritual
28 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
27 Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
26 Graham Coxon – A&E
25 Patti Smith – Banga
24 Allah-Las – Allah-Las
23 Julia Holter – Ekstasis
22 Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
21 Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold
20 The xx – Coexist
19 Neneh Cherry and The Thing – The Cherry Thing
18 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
17 Grimes – Visions
16 The Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse
15 Field Music – Plumb
14 Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
13 Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar
12 Go-Kart Mozart – On The Hot Dog Stands
11 Tame Impala – Lonerism
10 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
09 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
08 Grizzly Bear – Shields
07 Ty Segall & White Fence – Hair
06 Bill Fay – Life is People
05 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
04 Dr John – Locked Down
03 Jack White – Blunderbuss
02 Bob Dylan – Tempest
01 Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

(Via Brooklynvegan)

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NME Top 50 Albums of 2012

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UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala’s Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5.

1. Tame Impala – Lonerism
2. Grimes – Visions
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Crystal Castles – III
5. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
6. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
7. Pond – Beard Wives Denim
8. The Cribs -In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
9. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
10. Jack White – Blunderbuss
11. Django Django – Django Django
12. David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
13. DIIV – Oshin
14. The XX – Coexist
15. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
16. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
17. Grizzly Bear – Shields
18. Tribes – Baby
19. Toy – Toy
20. Howler – America Give Up
21. Cat Power – Sun
22. Beach House – Bloom
23. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
24. Merchandise – Children Of Desire
25. Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
26. Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
27. Jessie Ware – Devotion
28. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
29. Mac DeMarco – 2
30. Breton – Other People’s Problems
31. Kanye West – Cruel Summer
32. Graham Coxon – A+E
33. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
34. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
35. Metz – Metz
36. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
37. Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
38. TEED – Trouble
39. Liars – WIXIW
40. Polica – Give You The Ghost
41. Ty Segall – Twins
42. Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
43. Ratking – Wiki93
44. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, MAAd City
45. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
46. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
47. John Talabot – Fin The
48. 2 Bears – Be Strong
49. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
50. Purity Ring – Shrines

(Via Brooklynvegan)

Metronomy – ‘LateNightTales” September 3rd

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Metronomy cover Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Hypnose’

Featuring Outkast to Cat Power, Doctor Octagon to Autechre

Limited edition vinyl version includes CD and cover art print

Acclaimed pop experimentalists Metronomy compile the latest Late Night Tales, the third of 2012 and 29th in the decade long series.

Metronomy, the effective alias of the talented Joseph Mount, have thus far released three albums, starting with the jagged electro manoeuvres of their debut ‘Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe)’, through to their two albums on Because, ‘Nights Out’, where Mount first sang, and last year’s brilliant Mercury-nominated ‘The English Riviera’.

As a pop group, Metronomy are more Four Tet than Fab Four, though with a sense of adventure that would’ve made the Fabs proud. Their outing under the Late Night Tales banner journeys through the inspirations of the bands’ ever moving sound – along with a few surprises.

Mount’s old favourite Autechre is present and correct, but then so are Kate and Anna McGarrigle and the Sun Ra of hip hop Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Joining Sa-Ra on the hip hop front, we’ve got Tweet’s ace ‘Drunk’ from her Hummingbird album alongside OutKast Prototype’, spiced with some Doctor Octagon.

For pure pop, they don’t come more refined than Alan Parson’s Eye In The Sky’, who is buffeted by outbreaks of unsettling weirdness, among them the sadly departed Mick Karn’s supple bass figurines on ‘Weather The Windmill’ or Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – the guys that brought the funk to synthesizers with Stevie Wonder – and ‘Cybernaut’. And just when you think you’ve got it figured, Pete Drake arrives with his 1964 pedal steel novelty hit ‘Forever’. This is a maze rather than a journey.

Naturally enough, there is the Late Night Tales special with a sparkling Metronomy rendition of Jean-Michel Jarre’s Hypnose’. We’ve always had a soft spot for Devon and her cobbled street delights, but seen through the prism of Joseph Mount, it takes on a new hue that makes Brigitte Bardot and that other, lesser, Riviera seem somehow pallid. To paraphrase Buzzcocks: another music in a different riviera.

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD29
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Released: Monday September 3rd, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Outkast – Prototype
  2. Tweet – Drunk
  3. SA-RA Creative Partners – Cosmic Ball
  4. Chick Corea – El Bozo (Part 1)
  5. Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
  6. Lonzo & The World Class Wreckin Cru – Cache Vocal
  7. Metronomy – Hypnose (Exclusive Jean Michel Jarre Cover Version)
  8. Alessi Brothers – Seabird
  9. Autechre – Fold4,Wrap5
  10. Mick Karn – Weather The Windmill
  11. The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
  12. Geneva Jacuzzi – Love Caboose
  13. The Lone Swordsmen – You Are…
  14. Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – Cybernaut
  15. Pete Drake – Forever
  16. Appaloosa – The Day (We Fell In Love)
  17. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine
  18. Herman Dune – Winners Lose
  19. Cat Power – Werewolf
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words Pt.4 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

 

Info on Metronomy:

www.metronomy.co.uk

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