24 choice selections from the Uncut office stereo

A quick reminder, before we dig into this week’s motherlode, that the new issue of Uncut is on sale now, and features some excellent writing on The Specials, Bob Weir, Bon Iver, Shirley Collins, Leonard Cohen and more, plus a CD which puts a lot of our recent playlists into physical form. Also I reviewed an amazing Björk gig the other night, if you haven’t seen that one.

You’ve probably heard the new Cohen track by now, and may have a clearer idea of why I’m so taken with that album, but I’ve pasted it in the list below just in case. Other new highlights this week come from the Danny Brown album, in the shape of his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt that’s my favourite hip hop track of 2016; NxWorries and MV & EE; the very compelling Norah Jones album; and, last but very much not least, Hope Sandoval’s duet with Kurt Vile. Thanks!

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1 Steve Hauschildt – Strands (Thrill Jockey)

2 Neil Young – Indian Givers (Youtube)

3 Loscil – Monument Builders (Kranky)

4 Kim Myhr – Bloom (Hubro)

5 Wolf People – Ruins (Secretly Canadian)

6 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

7 Lambchop – FLOTUS (City Slang/Merge)

8 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Sony)

9 NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge) – Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)

10 MV & EE – Feel Alright (Woodsist)

11 The Growlers – City Club (Cult)

12 Nick Jonah Davis – House Of Dragons (Thread)

13 Julius Eastman – Femenine (Frozen Reeds

14 Last Of The Easy Riders – Last Of The Easy Riders (Agitated)

15 Botany – Deepak Verbera (Western Vinyl)

16 Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Moving Shadow)

17 Björk – Vulnicura (One Little Indian)

18 Various Artists – The Man Who Fell To Earth: OST (UMC)

19 Norah Jones – Day Breaks (Blue Note)

20 Thurston Moore – Chelsea’s Kiss (Blank Editions)

21 Endless Boogie – Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (Bandcamp)

22 Dirty Projectors – Keep Your Name (Domino)

23 The Notwist – Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff (Alien Transistor)

24 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Until The Hunter (Tendril Tales)