The in sounds from way out on the Uncut office stereo

Some strong new music from some old favourites – Weller, Kristin Hersh, Wooden Shjips – while the irresistible rise of John Dwyer’s Thee Oh Sees continues apace. For fresher sounds, though, the Virginia Wing and Leon Vynehall tracks are terrific – as is Jonny Benavidez, whose Chicano Soul should put a spring in your step this Bank Holiday. Keen eyes will note I’ve included Luluc’s “Heist” again this week – I make no apologies as the track is a killer introduction to what I think is one of the best album’s I’ve heard so far this year.

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1.
PAUL WELLER

“Aspects”
(Parlophone)

2.
LEON VYNEHALL

“English Oak (Chapter VII)”
(Ninja Tune)

3.
WOODEN SHJIPS

“Already Gone”
(Thrill Jockey)

4.
VIRGINIA WING

“The Second Shift”
(Fire Records)

5.
THEE OH SEES

“Overthrown”
(Castle Face Records)

6.
MOSES SUMNEY, SUFJAN STEVENS

“Make Out In My Car”
(Jagjaguar)

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7.
MARGO PRICE & JACK WHITE

“Honey We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”
(Live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville)

8.
MICHAEL NAU & THE MIGHTY THREAD

“Less Than Positive”
(Full Time Hobby)

9.
KAADA

“Farewell”
(Mirakel Recordings)

10.
ANDY JENKINS

“Genuine Heart”
(Spacebomb)

11.
ONE ELEVEN HEAVY

“Old Hope Chest”
(Kith & Kin)

12.
KRISTIN HERSH

“LAX”
(Fire)

13.
JONNY BENAVIDEZ

“Let’s Get Together”
(Timmion Records)

14.
LULUC

“Heist”
(Sub Pop)

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