The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Xenia Rubinos, James Blake, Mick Flannery, Wilco, Joi, Shirley Collins, Andy Bros etc
Xenia Rubinos “Black Terry Cat” (Anti)
If you have yet to encounter this awesome, colourful, hooksome dib-dad of jazz, hip-hop, soul, r’n’b and rock with serious words to the wise, you need to do so immediately.
Mick Flannery “One of the Good Ones” (Universal)
A new set of musical clothes for the Corkman and they suit him well. From the just released “I Own You” album.
Andy Bros “Artemisia” (FFRR)
Banger! A track to make merry with all during the long weekend.
Lisa/Liza “Deserts of Youth” (Orindal)
Hazy slo-mo desert blues with considerable heft from Maine-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Liza Victoria.
Joi “20 Years of Joi & Counting” (Peace Bisquit)
Choice cuts from Atlanta soul singer Joi’s lengthy innings to date. She’s turned up on work with Goodie Mob, Outkast, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Lucy Pearl and others but her own work really has the funk.
Classixx “A Mountain With No Ending” (Innovative Leisure)
A chiller with all the feelings from the LA band’s “Faraway Reach” album
Shirley Collins “Lodestar” (Domino)
The return of the English folk legend with her first album in 38 years. Here’s “Cruel Lincoln” from the record which comes out next week.
Clipse “Grindin’” (Star Trak)
“From ghetto to ghetto, to backyard to yard…” – a throwback to 2002′s “Lord Willin’” album from Malice and Pusha T
James Blake “Measurements” (Polydor)
The track with which James Blake finished his show in Dublin last night. Spooked-out, space-age gospel hosannas.
Wilco “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” (Nonesuch)
The most autumnal album in Jeff Tweedy and co’s back catalogue.