Playlist for 26 April 2015 (AOTW: Blur – The Magic Whip)

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This week’s Album Of The Week is a no brainer – I was very excited back in February when I heard that Blur were ready to put out a new album, although having remembered their sporadic “phone it in/maybe it’s a B side?” offerings in recent years (Bad Day, Under The Westway, The Puritan), not to mention Damon Albarn’s solo offerings, I did wonder if it was going to be another Think Tank and not a Modern Life Is Rubbish. First single Go Out helped to swing it towards the latter and the rest of the album didn’t disappoint – there isn’t one weak track on the album, and the words “return to form” are completely undeserved if talking about anything other than this.

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We also played out my interview with Marika Hackman which I recorded a couple of days ago.

Tonight’s playlist:

Laura Marling – Gurdjieff’s Daughter
Blur – My Terracotta Heart
Flash Bang Band – Spooky Action At A Distance
Garbage – The Chemicals
Taffy – Suicidal Bunny
Sarah Cracknell – On The Swings
Frank and Walters – Look At Us Now
Pop Will Eat Itself – They Can’t Take (What You Won’t Let ‘Em Have)
Fight Like Apes – Pretty Keen On Centerfolds
Marika Hackman – Ophelia
Will Varley – We Don’t Believe You
Everything Everything – Distant Past
Blur – Ice Cream Man
Pinkshinyultrablast – Umi
Maccabees – Marks To Prove It
Kaleidophone – Ether
Hot Chip – Need You Now
FFS – Johnny Delusional
Faerground Accidents – Woeful Small Town
La Casa al Mare – I Don’t Want To
Clean George IV – Remorse
Blur – Thought I Was A Spaceman
Wombats – Give Me A Try
Son – Highway Light
Finding Miranda – Slow Drive Home
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
Spoon – Everything Hits At Once
Radiohead – Planet Telex

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