I’ve been meaning to post this for a week or so, but we’ve been busy finishing our next issue before the Christmas break. So, a little belatedly, here’s a list of 100 albums I’ve revisited for pleasure during the last year. I’ve decided to run the list alphabetically this year – try as I might, I struggle to wrestle them into some kind of actual order of preference. There’s links, too, in case there are any unfamiliar albums you’d like to check out. On reflection, it’s been a good year for jazzy/ambient drift – for whatever reason, I’ve found myself spending more time listening to longish, meditative pieces rather than traditional songs. There’s already a pile of good stuff accumulating for 2023: the new albums from Yo La Tengo, Ryuichi Sakamoto and The Necks have set a high bar for 2023. But you can read out those in the next issue of Uncut, on sale in January…
For now, I hope you enjoy these and from all of us to all of you, thanks for your support this year. Have a peaceful Christmas and New Year.
- ORDER NOW: Neil Young is on the cover of the latest issue of Uncut
Jake Acosta – Rehearsal Park (Husky Pants)
The Afghan Whigs – How Do You Burn? (BMG)
Gaye Su Akyol – Anadolu Ejderi (Glitterbeat)