From the classics to new releases, here’s what we have been spinning this week.

Sad Night Dynamite – Volume II

Contributed by Olly Lyng

The companion EP to the Glastonbury duo’s eclectic yet haunting eponymous debut picks up right where they left off. The range of influences here are clearly as broad as ever, but the EP seems to twist these influences in a more fascinating and creative way than ever. Unapologetically dark, this is a duo to keep a very close eye on.

Top Tracks: Demon, Psychedelic Views, Tramp

Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt

Contributed by Olly Lyng

Hov’s debut still feels as fresh as the day it dropped, boasting some of the 90’s greatest mafioso rap. Tracks like Dead Presidents II feel like they could have been released a week ago, and listening to Jay and Biggie chop up verses on Brooklyn’s Finest, over that infectious Ohio Players sample, will never grow old.

Top Tracks: Dead Presidents II, Brooklyn’s Finest, Bring it On

Black Country, New Road – Ants from Up There

BC,NR occupy a really unique place within the post-punk movement. The midlands-based 7-piece experiment with more left-field instrumentation and musical tools than what the genre typically dictates. This latest album is the last to feature lead singer and guitarist Isaac Wood, making this beautiful album even more significant.

Top Tracks: Chaos Space Marine, Concorde, The Place Where He Inserted The Blade

Pulp – Different Class

Released at the height of the Britpop movement, Pulp‘s 1995 release is an absolute classic. Jarvis Cocker’s project has darted around various styles and genres, but what is found on Different Class is unparalleled. Different Class earned Pulp the Mercury prize in 1996 and sits at the top of their discography alongside His ‘n’ Hers.

Top Tracks: Common People, Disco 2000, Sorted For E’s & Wizz

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Phoebe Bridgers has become somewhat of a cult figure within indie circles. Her deeply personal and explorative songwriting earns her almost universal acclaim. Punisher is an album born of depression, desire, and self-destruction, but it is a story of the journey towards therapy and a better life. The album feels like something of a response to her debut work Stranger in the Alps, which is an account of trauma, whilst Punisher is an account of the solutions to it.

Top Tracks: Kyoto, Moon Song, I Know the End

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