Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song
Auerbach's second solo album is a homage to Nashville and this half of The Black Keys has recruited some of the city's best known musicians for the project including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys.
Dan Auerbach – Shine On Me
Thurston Moore – Rock N Roll Consciousness
A slightly unlikely combination have joined forces on this impressive album with Moore – a man with a taste for the avant garde – employing the production skills of Paul Epworth, best known as producer and co-writer of Adele and Florence & the Machine.
Thurston Moore – Smoke Of Dreams
Feist – Pleasure
Feist’s first album in six years includes a collaboration with Jarvis Cocker on the excellent Century. Expect a continuation of her explorations of self-awareness, secrets and loneliness set against some sparse arrangements.
Feist – Century
Gorillaz – Humanz
Another massive production from Messrs Albarn and Hewlett (check out the deluxe vinyl version in book format), with help from frequent contributors De La Soul and a host of others including Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, Grace Jones and Jehnny Beth.
Gorillaz – Andromeda
Mark Lanegan – Gargoyle
Dark, powerful, moody and masculine. You don’t mess with Mr Lanegan. And his music continues in a high octane vein if sample tracks Beehive and Nocturne are anything to go by.
Mark Lanegan – Nocturne
DJ Format & Abdominal – Still Hungry
Prime-cut hip-hop from two of the genre’s foremost artists. The album, including the title track, is packed with funky classics and witty political and social commentary. The recent single, Behind The Scenes, is and insanely catchy description of the travails of being in the music industry.
DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind The Scenes
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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