The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes from Missy Elliott, The Gloaming, Junior Boys, Guerilla Toss, French Montana, Fugees and many more
Missy Elliott “Pep Rally” (Atlantic)
Time to do the Missy workout: “it goes left foot, it goes right foot”. The countdown is on for album number seven.
Junior Boys “Big Black Coat” (City Slang)
Strong fifth album from Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus full of electronic, disco, house and techno sounds which really sound refreshed and re-energised.
Lapsley “Long Way Home” (XL)
Totes emotes from tip to toe, Holly “Låpsley” Fletcher’s debut album is peppered with slow-burning, smouldering atmospheric delights. The most soulful sound to ever emerge from Stockport.
The Gloaming “The Gloaming 2” (Real World)
Whatever about the run of sold-out shows in the capital this weekend, the new album from The Gloaming, released today, is truly something else. New maps and plans for Irish music from the best musical geographers in the game.
Guerilla Toss “Eraser Stargazer” (DFA)
Punk rock weirdos turn it on for their DFA debut with a record full of wired, intense, tough, edgy spirit.
Fugees “The Score” (Columbia)
20 years on, time to dust off a classic. Great oral history of sorts on the album here.
Little Green Cars “Ephemera” (Glassnote)
The Cars are back with an album of beautifully turned out songs shaped by heavy events like break-ups and bereavements to demonstrate their growing craftsmanship as songwriters and performers.
French Montana “Lockjaw” (Self release)
Banger: French Montana and Kodak Black swap verses over a killer Ben Billions’ workout. From the “Wave Gods” mixtape.
Rare Cuts “Concrete Jungle” (RCD)
The funk from Moscow with Rare Cuts making merry with Little Beaver’s track from the 1976 album “When Was The Last Time?”
Floating Points “Elaenia Rough Trade mix” (Rough Trade)
Rarities and unreleased tracks from Sam Shepherd to go with the superb “Elaenia” album
The OTR Spotify playlist: the tunes we’ve given the thumbs up to over the last few weeks. New tracks added weekly. Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.