This week's 21 key selections hot off the Uncut stereo stream

Morning all. Just beginning our long, strange etc etc listening session of the National and friends’ “Day Of The Dead” Grateful Dead tribute album. It begins with The War On Drugs doing “Touch Of Grey” and should keep us going for most of the day (and while I remember, we have the full exclusive story of the project in our new issue, out Tuesday; PJ Harvey’s on the cover).

Plenty here, as ever, in the meantime. Quick regular note that the order is not a meritocracy, but simply the sequence we played the records this week. And also while we don’t tend to waste much time on music we don’t like here, some things do sneak onto the stereo that don’t receive universal love in the office; hence inclusion doesn’t necessarily equal endorsement. Thanks…

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1 Big Thief – Masterpiece (Saddle Creek)

2 Marisa Anderson – Into The Light (Bandcamp)

3 Pita – Get In (Editions Mego)

4 9 Bach – Anian (Real World)

5 Gavin Bryars/Philip Jeck/Alter Ego – The Sinking Of The Titanic (Touch)

6 Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Phosphorescent Harvest (Silver Arrow)

7 Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Hello LA, Bye Bye Birmingham (Silver Arrow)

8 Brian Eno – The Ship (Warp)

9 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears (Western Vinyl)

10 The Associates – Sulk: Deluxe Edition (BMG)

11 Charles Bradley – Changes (Daptone)

12 Whitney – No Woman (Secretly Canadian)

13 Chris Abrahams – Fluid To The Influence (Room40)

14 Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial (Matador)

15 Mike Cooper & Derek Hall – Out Of The Shades (Paradise Of Bachelors)

16 The Skiffle Players – Skifflin’ (Spiritual Pajamas)

17 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties (Drag City)

18 Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC – Blues From WHAT (Three-Lobed)

19 Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered (Top Dawg)

20 Cian Nugent – March 9, 2016 Union Pool (http://www.nyctaper.com)

21 Various Artists – Day Of The Dead (4AD)