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Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes for the weekend from John Wizards, Pusha T, “Apocryphal Hymns”, The Julie Ruin and William Onyeabor (pictured)

William Onyeabor at work

Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 09:00

   

John Wizards “John Wizards” (Planet Mu)

Dizzy, gleeful, action-packed Afropop from John Withers and Emmanuel Nzaramaba

William Onyeabor “Who Is William Onyeabor?” (Luaka Bop)

Finely tuned compilation of back-catalogue cuts from the Nigerian disco, Afrobeat and funk explorer

The Julie Ruin “Oh Come On” (Dischord)

Fierce and raucous punky energy from Kathleen Hanna’s new mob

Various “Apocryphal Hymns” (Numero)

Compilation of spiritual stirrings and psych gospel from a bunch of wide-eyed cosmic singers and players.

Pusha T “My Name Is My Name” (GOOD Music/Def Jam)

Slam-dunk debut solo album from the Clipse dude showcases his A1 flow and lyrical derring-do.