A busy day for new records yesterday, notable I guess for the arrival on a secure internet stream of the new, Eno-produced Coldplay album, plus a bunch of new tracks from Primal Scream, one of which is weirdly reminiscent of Pulp. In perhaps less headline-grabbing news, Black Taj are a couple of guys from Polvo (you can hear the awesome jam, “Fresh Air Traverse”, here), and the Wild Beasts album is lovely.

A busy day for new records yesterday, notable I guess for the arrival on a secure internet stream of the new, Eno-produced Coldplay album, plus a bunch of new tracks from Primal Scream, one of which is weirdly reminiscent of Pulp. In perhaps less headline-grabbing news, Black Taj are a couple of guys from Polvo (you can hear the awesome jam, “Fresh Air Traverse”, here), and the Wild Beasts album is lovely.



As you might imagine, I’ll be writing more about some of these in the weeks to come – though not all; see if you can sort the, um, diamonds from the dogshit in this week’s Uncut playlist. . .

1 Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan – More Flowers Of India (El)

2 Wild Beasts – Limbo, Panto (Domino)

3 Seth Lakeman – Poor Man’s Heaven (Relentless)

4 Black Affair – Pressure Point (V2)

5 Humble Pie – Town And Country (Repertoire)

6 Thank You – Terrible Two (Thrill Jockey)

7 I See Hawks In LA – Hallowed Ground (Big Book)

8 Black Taj – Fresh Air Traverse (Amish)

9 Coldplay – Viva La Vida (Parlophone)

10 Pete Greenwood – Album Sampler (Heavenly)

11 Primal Scream – Album Sampler (B-Unique)

12 Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant (Bella Union)

13 Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Heartcore (Leaf)

14 Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy (MCA)

15 Steve Reich – Daniel Variations (Nonesuch)