FEATURE: The August Playlist



new release musicmusingsandsuch The August Playlist vol. 01


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


Anohni4 Degrees



Bat for LashesIn God’s House



David Bowie Lazarus



Jamie Woon Sharpness



KanoNew Banger



Laura Mvula– Phenomenal Woman 



Michael KiwanukaOne More Night






SavagesThe Answer



Skepta Konnichiwa



The 1975UGH!



The Comet Is ComingSlam Dunk In a Black Hole



SIDE-B: Best of the Rest…


The PixiesUm Chagga Lagga



Jamie TTinfoil Boy



Billie MartenLionhearted



DJ ShadowThe Sideshow



Blue PillsLady In Gold



Jurassic 5Customer Service



De La SoulTrainWreck



Slow ClubIn Waves



Charles BradleyYou Think I Don’t Know (But I Know)



Loose MeatEdge of Love



Of Montreal It’s Different for Girls






Wild BeastsBig Cat



Dinosaur Jr.Solo Extractions



Koi Child Touch ‘Em



BanksGemini Feed



Viola Beach Boys That Sing



NaoInhale Exhale








Anne-Marie Alarm



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…

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