Slightly shorter playlist than usual this week, since I finally downloaded and began investigating the six and a half hours of astounding music that make up the “Honest Strings” Jack Rose tribute. Can’t recommend that one enough: I have a vague plan to write much more about it for my next column in the mag version of Uncut.

Slightly shorter playlist than usual this week, since I finally downloaded and began investigating the six and a half hours of astounding music that make up the “Honest Strings” Jack Rose tribute. Can’t recommend that one enough: I have a vague plan to write much more about it for my next column in the mag version of Uncut.

The new issue, meanwhile, is out this week, with some stuff from me about the mighty Sun Araw/Magic Lantern/Pocahaunted axis, and a grapple with the new Neu! boxset. Other things in there you might be interested in: LCD Soundsystem, Kate Bush, Joe Boyd, Merle Haggard and a very useful-looking guide to Outlaw Country, which I must admit is something I know a lot less about than I should.

And while I’m in corporate plugging mode, please remember the forthcoming Club Uncuts with The Strange Boys and Endless Boogie. On May 12, Endless Boogie will now be joined by Keith Wood’d terrific Hush Arbors as support, and it looks on paper like one of the best shows we’ve promoted.

Generally very nice list this week, anyhow. Just put the new Harvey Milk album and it’s pretty comprehensibly crushing today’s sunshine vibes.

1 Hiss Golden Messenger – Root Work (Heaven & Earth Magic Recording Co)

2 Jack Rose With D Charles Speer & The Helix – Ragged And Right (Thrill Jockey)

3 Diskjokke – En Fid Tid (Smalltown Supersound)

4 MIA – Born Free (XL)

5 Albert Ayler – Bells (ESP-Disk/Abraxas)

6 Rangda – False Flag (Drag City)

7 Mountain Man – Made The Harbor (Bella Union)

8 The Steve Miller Band – Bingo! (Roadrunner)

9 Various Artists – Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose (Three Lobed)

10 Terry Riley – Descending Moonshine Dervishes (Kuckuck)

11 Various Artists – Ginga: The Sound Of Brazilian Football (Mr Bongo)

12 Harvey Milk – A Small Turn Of Human Kindness (Hydra Head)