23 albums/tracks/Youtubes we've played in the office this week

Very taken with the new Xylouris White album this week, not least because it gives me an excuse to link back to this piece about the band and a trip I made to Athens a couple of years ago. Lots of other good stuff here, too, but one or two inclusions make me think I should add one of my periodic qualifiers that this is very much a catalogue of the records we’ve played in the Uncut office these past few days, and that consequently, inclusion in the list does not automatically equal endorsement. Consider yourselves warned etc.

For greater transparency, maybe buy our new issue, as discussed here? Granted I’m not the most neutral judge, but I do think it’s a particularly good one.

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1 Wilco – Schmilco (dBpm)

2 Itasca – Open To Chance (Paradise Of Bachelors)

3 The Double – Dawn Of The Double (In The Red)

4 David Crosby – Lighthouse (GroundUP Music/Verve)

5 Syrinx – Tumblers From The Vault (1970-1972) (RVNG INTL)

6 Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee (Merge)

7 Xylouris White – Black Peak (Bella Union)

8 Entrance – Promises (Thrill Jockey)

9 Drive-By Truckers – American Band (ATO)

10 Gruff Rhys – Set Fire To The Stars (Finders Keepers)

11 Daniel Lanois – Goodbye To Language (Anti-)

12 Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis – Let It Be You (Reveal)

13 Tomaga – The Shape Of The Dance (Hands In The Dark)

14 Syd Arthur – Apricity (Communion)

15 Wilco – Star Wars (dBpm)

16 Robert Stillman – Time Of Waves (Orindal)

17 Dylan Golden Aycock – Church Of Level (Scissortail)

18 Sarah Louise – VDSQ Acoustic Series Volume 12 (Bandcamp)

19 Teenage Fanclub – Here (PeMa)

20 Hiss Golden Messenger – I Am The Sky (Live)

21 Various Artists – Basket Full Of Dragons: A Tribute To Robbie Basho Vol II (Obsolete)

22 Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

23 Acid Arab – Musique De France (Crammed Discs)