Jim Carroll

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The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Featuring Joni Mitchell, Frank Ocean, SahBabii, Stormzy, Priests, Nicholas Britell, Camille etc

Joni Mitchell at New Victoria Theatre, London, 1974. Photo: Mick Gold/Redferns/Getty

Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 08:31


Joni Mitchell “Help Me” (Asylum)

This week’s obsession on the back of picking up a secondhand copy of 1974′s “Court and Spark” for a fiver. A timeless swoon

Calvin Harris “Slide” (Sony Music)

With Frank Ocean and Migos, one of the first bangers of 2017 that you can hang the “very big tune” tag on.

Stormzy “Gang Signs & Prayer” (#Merky)

An album which reminds you of both grime’s riotous energy and Stormzy’s occasional penchant for some quieter urban drama.

The Chopstars “Purple Moonlight” (Self release)

OG Ron C and the Chopstars give the soundtrack for Barry Jenkins’ flick the chopped and screwed treatment.

Nicholas Britell “Moonlight OST” (Lakeshore)

The real deal when it comes to scores from the movie which deservedly took the big gong at the Oscars after some beancounter palaver and stationery SNAFUs.

Amber Arcades “It Changes” (Heavenly)

Superb old-school indie rock throwback from Dutch musician (and lawyer at the international war crimes tribunal) Annelotte de Graaf

SahBabii “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” (CBMG)

This season’s anthem from the Atlanta 9th Ward kid. Already sounds like a candidate for the year’s end lists to us. Expect him to be everywhere at SXSW this month.

Priests “JJ” (Sister Polygon)

Surf’s up in Washington DC as the city’s punk scene leaders show their hip-shaking side.

Camille “Le fil” (Parlophone)

Exuberent pop with many breath-taking twists from Camille Dalmais on this sublime 2005 album.

Future “HNDRXX” (Freebandz/A1/Epic)

The most prolific dude in Atlanta comes on strong with his second album of February 2017.