Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or a weekly music paper in your grubby music-hungry hands and read a playlist of what the publication’s writers were playing in the office that week? There is power in those recommendation charts. Here is my version. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know.
This week: The Major Lazer and Mos Def albums obsessions continue, a new track from Yo La Tengo, Toddla T’s excellent skanky album, new Clark, The XX and Simian Mobile Disco.
- Major Lazer – Keep it Goin’ Louder – Guns Don’t Kill People Lazers Do
- Yo La Tengo – Here to Fall – Popular Songs
- Memory Cassette – Bicycle (Horrors Cosmic Dub)
- Mos Def – Quiet Dog Bite Hard – The Ecstatic
- Toddla T – Boom DJ From the Steel City – Skanky Skanky
- Clark – Rainbow Voodoo –Totem’s Flare
- Atlas Sound feat. Panda Bear – Walkabout
- The XX – VCR (Demo – proper album version is way better) – The XX
- Moderat – Rusty Nail (Shackleton remix) – Remix EP
- Simian Mobile Disco – 10000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong – Temporary Pleasure