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This week’s essential tunes and albums on the OTR jukebox. Please feel free to add your own selections below. Jessie Ware & Sampha “Valentine” (Young Turks) Jessie Ware and Sampha coo at each over a beautiful music box of a …

Fri, Jan 28, 2011, 09:00

   

This week’s essential tunes and albums on the OTR jukebox. Please feel free to add your own selections below.

Jessie Ware & Sampha “Valentine” (Young Turks)

Jessie Ware and Sampha coo at each over a beautiful music box of a tune to be released on heart-shaped vinyl on Valentine’s Day.

Ham Sandwich “Ants” (The Route 109)

Superb radio-friendly track surely destined for an advertising campaign as the Kells band display a previously unheralded lightness of touch and some winning pop smarts.

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Smith Westerns “Dye It Blonde” (Fat Possum)

Chicago’s glammy metal gurus channel their inner Lennon on a second album chockablock with heaven-sent oohs and aahs.

Chalk & Numbers “I Really Want To Work This Out” (Self release)

Brooklyn duo aiming high with this delicious slice of hooksome, soaring Spectorish pop. Available as a free download from their Bandcamp page.

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Nicki Minaj/Lil Wayne “Roman’s Revenge 2.0” (Cash Money)

Nicki tells Eminem to sling his hook, recruits label boss Weezy to spit some verses and rolls out another monster.

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