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The August Playlist



WITH my blog having just passed the 650 posts mark…

it seemed appropriate to mark it somehow: tying with the recent Mercury Prize nominations; I have put together The August Playlist- a selection of the best new cuts from the prize nominees; the best of the rest from the mainstream’s finest. It would be great to hear some thought and have others suggested; get a good glimpse into opinions and consensus- any songs I have foolishly overlooked. I have a look at  songs that have defined the last month or so- and look set to continue that momentum through August…


SIDE-A: The Mercury Playlist


Anohni- 4 Degrees


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0q0O4V5Qs&w=560&h=315]


Bat for Lashes- In God’s House


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBjuJbvqm_Y&w=560&h=315]


David Bowie- Lazarus


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8&w=560&h=315]


Jamie Woon- Sharpness


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxvsFwKR89Q&w=560&h=315]


Kano- New Banger


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdto_hFIXAs&w=560&h=315]


Laura MvulaPhenomenal Woman 


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7---iGdDIBQ&w=560&h=315]


Michael Kiwanuka- One More Night


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fpSbCekzxU&w=560&h=315]


Radiohead- Daydreaming


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU&w=560&h=315]


Savages- The Answer


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvvhHT0B5ck&w=560&h=315]


Skepta- Konnichiwa


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa4n_8EK3ig&w=560&h=315]


The 1975- UGH!


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXaU0QzByIM&w=560&h=315]


The Comet Is Coming- Slam Dunk In a Black Hole


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfn-6vQvc4M&w=560&h=315]


SIDE-B: Best of the Rest…


The Pixies- Um Chagga Lagga


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Jamie T- Tinfoil Boy


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TElBPcFIk0E&w=560&h=315]


Billie Marten- Lionhearted


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmD-4j5UMo&w=560&h=315]


DJ Shadow- The Sideshow


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_zsjPZa74&w=420&h=315]


Blue Pills- Lady In Gold


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-1hn87q9_8&w=560&h=315]


Jurassic 5- Customer Service


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNPHJxU2Af8&w=560&h=315]


De La Soul- TrainWreck


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5x2NROm8tc&w=560&h=315]


Slow Club- In Waves


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0__Tqpbn4kQ&w=560&h=315]


Charles Bradley- You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know)


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4XqROdeC0&w=560&h=315]


Loose Meat-Edge of Love


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzc28losX1k&w=420&h=315]


Of Montreal- It’s Different for Girls


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osjn1LiCr7A&w=560&h=315]


Blossoms- Charlemagne


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBtVjjLtEY8&w=560&h=315]


Wild Beasts- Big Cat


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRFtHO180tg&w=560&h=315]


Dinosaur Jr.- Solo Extractions


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_RltyjF5o&w=560&h=315]


Koi Child- Touch ‘Em


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-nHsKwAGrM&w=560&h=315]


Banks- Gemini Feed


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrrSkSs15NA&w=560&h=315]


Viola Beach- Boys That Sing


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN7jEzk7ocs&w=560&h=315]


Nao- Inhale Exhale


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbpU2xU-OB4&w=560&h=315]


Shura- 2Shy


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtREooYQ9w&w=560&h=315]




Anne-Marie- Alarm


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RXHOTMmLw&w=560&h=315]


It has been great hitting the 650th post (651 now) and look set to keep going for as long as possible. Keep suggestions and track tips in. This year has produced some truly astonishing music; not just from new music but the mainstream too. That momentum looks set to continue as Jamie T, Pixies, and De La Soul looks set to release new albums. After the tragedy and upset of the first few months (of 2016) it looks like the remainder of this year will be very bright indeed…