So this is what we’ve played thus far this week: a glut of hip-hop; a few selections from the private collections of John Robinson and Mark Bentley; a Walter Becker solo album that doesn’t quite cut it next to all those wonderful Steely Dan and Donald Fagen records; and a Radiohead cover of Portishead, which makes this an uncharacteristically prophetic blog.

So this is what we’ve played thus far this week: a glut of hip-hop; a few selections from the private collections of John Robinson and Mark Bentley; a Walter Becker solo album that doesn’t quite cut it next to all those wonderful Steely Dan and Donald Fagen records; and a Radiohead cover of Portishead, which makes this an uncharacteristically prophetic blog.



Here’s the list, anyhow. I’m going to spend the rest of the afternoon getting increasingly frustrated with this new Conor Oberst album, which stubbornly refuses to play on any machine in the Uncut office. There are worse ways to make a living, I suppose. . .

1. Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (Columbia)

2. Howlin Rain – UK/Ireland 08 Tour Companion (Live recordings made on Ethan’s hand-held recorder)

3. NERD – Seeing Sounds (Star Trak/ Interscope)

4. Eire Apparent – Sunrise (Sequel)

5. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III (Cash Money/ Island)

6. Various Artists – Highlife Time: Nigerian & Ghanaian Sound From The ‘60s And Early ‘70s (Vampisoul)

7. Walter Becker – Circus Money (Sonic 360)

8. Pelt – Dauphin Elegies (VHF)

9. The Turtles – The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands (White Whale)

10. Yo Majesty – Kryptonite Pussy EP (Domino)

11. Blue Flamingo – 78rpm: Blues, R&B, Hot Jazz, Rumba Negra & Exotica (Excelsior)

12. Dredd Foole & The Din – The Whys Of Fire (Ecstatic Yod)

13. Radiohead – The Rip (Portishead cover at http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/)

14. The Strokes, Santogold & Pharrell Williams – My Drive Thru (http://www.nme.com/news/pharrell-williams/37201)

15. Robin Williamson – The Celtic Bard (Gason)

16. Wire – Object 47 (Pinkflag)