January 01, 2007

Uncut Magazine's 'The Best of 2002' CD: Part 1

I've been a fan of magazines since I was around ten or eleven years old. And most of my magazine money over the many years has gone towards music mags, my first subscription to a music magazine being Rolling Stone. But this was back when RS still had some bite, I think it was around 1974 when it began showing up in the mailbox. Now the last magazine to make a serious impression on me and my wallet has been British mag, Uncut. After finding it in the late nineties, I purchased around thirty straight issues, using the always good-to-great compilation CDs with each issue to make some interesting mixtapes. Yesterday I was looking through my dusty collection of Uncut discs and decided to post a few of them in their entirety. First up on the first day of 2007 is Uncut's 'Best Of 2002', a CD boasting 18 tracks from various artists such as Ryan Adams, The Streets, Tom Waits, Wilco, Warren Zevon, and Jeff Buckley. Today's post will offer the first half of the CD while the second half will be posted next week, at that time the first post's mp3 links will be deleted.


1 Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
2 Dear Chicago - Ryan Adams
3 Wendy - Jesse Malin
4 All the World Is Green - Tom Waits
5 A Better Future - David Bowie
6 The Triple Bill of Shame - The Mendoza Line
7 High Time - Paul Westerberg
8 Mysteries - Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man
9 Tuned Mass Damper - EL-P


10 Satisfied Mind - Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas
11 Wrong Decisions - Suicide
12 Fast Train - Solomon Burke
13 Stay Positive - The Streets
14 Pot Kettle Black - Wilco
15 For Somebody Else - My Computer
16 The Old Matchbook Trick - Lambchop
17 Funny in My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' to Die) - Robert Plant
18 My Ride's Here - Warren Zevon


  1. Alan, I have this disc and love it. It was one of the inspirations for starting my blog actually, as odd as that may sound...

  2. joe - it probably wouldn't sound odd if you gave the whole story. do you still buy uncut? i don't as often as i used to, i find the CDs aren't as interesting. The last one that was intriguing enough for me to buy the mag was when robert plant picked the tracks. but i still buy uncut now and again.

  3. I dont buy it much anymore, though there are no good reasons, I really like it usually...I was flying home from a few weeks in Europe with this issue and disc and couldnt quite explain the brilliance of a few of the artists with my travel mates, yet another reason to get my thoughts out on the blog I guess...cheers