Songhoy Blues – Resistance
Their debut album Music In Exile was a cracker and first listen to Resistance doesn't disappoint. Irresistible guitar hooks are complememnted by guest synths from Lxury and vocal contributions from the likes of Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep.
Songhoy Blues – Bamako
The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt
Anyone who watched the recent American Epic series that documents the groundbreaking audio restoration of original 1920s and 1930s archival recordings will have been entranced by Mississippi John Hurt and Third Man have released an album of his early recordings alongside Memphis Jug Band, Leadbelly and Blind Willie Johnson compilations.
Mississippi John Hurt – Avalon Blues
Algiers – The Underside Of Power
Algiers' second album is produced by Portishead's Adrian Utley and has a broad range of influences accommodating everything from Southern rap to Northern soul, gospel to IDM, and industrial to grime to Italo. Phew!
Algiers – The Underside of Power
Jeff Tweedy – Together At Last
A new acoustic album from Tweedy bodes well – just him with a guitar and a harmonica. There's some classic Wilco tunes rearranged, alongside a few Loose Fur and Golden Smog rarities.
Jeff Tweedy - Laminated Cat
Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK
Impossible to avoid the 20th-anniversary reissue of the album that first suggested Radiohead were something other than a meat-and-two-veg rock band. The original release is now joined by an extra disc of B-sides and a few unreleased tracks from the sessions. There's even a box set with mixtape for the completists.
Radiohead – I Promise
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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