All is forgiven when Bobby Womack hits the top spot.
1 (2) BOBBY WOMACK – PLEASE FORGIVE MY HEART – XL
The first single to be lifted from the living legend’s new L.P. The Bravest Man In The Universe. Damon Albarn and Richard Russell on co-production duties, and if this single is anything to go by, it is going to put you in a blissful state and break your heart. http://youtu.be/Th2XiEN2Dcg
2 (1) MAXIMO PARK – HIPS AND LIPS – V2
The first single from highly anticipated L.P. The National Health, builds, drops and slams you up against the wall, as Paul Smith gains power from increasing paranoia. http://youtu.be/1d910sRZgs0
3 (3) TONY AND TANDY – THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET – ACID JAZZ
A great slice of soulful pop from 1969. Originally released on Atlantic and comes backed with the hit Two Can Make It Together. Another gem in the Rare Mod series.
4 (10) VARIOUS ARTISTS – RICHARD SEN PRESENTS THIS AIN’T CHICAGO. THE UNDERGROUND SOUND OF UK HOUSE AND ACID 1987 – 1991 – STRUT
The 10cc of contemporary indie dance (they’ve got beards and are a bit clever clever), return with their fifth studio L.P. It’s their best to date and is set to soundtrack the festival season on a global scale and European holiday resorts throughout the summer. http://youtu.be/fxg2JbWA7Nk
6 (12) THE BAMBOOS – MEDICINE MAN – TRU THOUGHTS
Quality soulful L.P. oozing charisma and class with a top notch set of guest singers including Kylie Auldist, Aloe Blacc, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers, Daniel Merriweather, Bobby Flynn & Ella Thompson. http://youtu.be/hZEN_l4j6mY
7 (11) YETI LANE – WARNING SENSATIONS – SONIC CATHEDRAL
The second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed L.P. The Echo Show, sees the Parisian duo drawing inspiration from Grandaddy and MGMT, resulting in a softly sung psychedelic swirl with nifty analogue licks. School Of Seven Bells and Warm Digits deliver the remixes. http://youtu.be/S5g8nX9IL-I
8 (13) THE VACCINES – NO HOPE – COLUMBIA / SONY
After unleashing one of the debut albums of 2011, the London four piece return with the lead single from their highly anticipated sophomore L.P. The Vaccines Come Of Age, and it doesn’t disappoint, with rolling toms, slightly Dylan-esque vocals and the odd Stroke-ism, it’s a winner. Looking forward to seeing them over the summer. http://youtu.be/7Wt5QSXcQ_Y
9 (9) MARCONI UNION – DIFFERENT COLOURS – JUST MUSIC
The masters of ambience return with their fifth studio L.P. Another work of bewitching beauty that transports you to a place full of awe and wonder. Float on.
10 (17) SPECTRASOUL – AWAY WITH ME FT. TAMAR BLESSA – SHOGUN AUDIO
The Irish house duo make a welcome return with a peak time floor filler that works first rate drum programming, low end piano hooks and addictive feel good chanting, that gives off a bit of a so hip it hurts downtown New York vibe.
13 (22) MAJOR LAZER – GET FREE FT. AMBER COFFMAN – MAD DECENT
14 (7) SAINT ETIENNE – WORDS & MUSIC REMIXES – UNIVERSAL
Richard Norris’s Time And Space Machine do an outstanding job on Heading For The Fair, locking you in and gradually lifting you higher & higher. Meanwhile Tom Middleton gets lush and deep with a Cosmos take on Popular. http://youtu.be/mf1Trm4ltRM
15 (20) DECO CHILD – S&G – NINJA TUNE
The second single from this inspired young Londoner picks up where Pray left off. Wide eyed euphoria teeters on delicate rhythms creating something very powerful yet at the same time very fragile, with its other worldly macabre beauty on the edge of destruction. http://youtu.be/JxjsUfDsns0
Go straight for Mucky Weekend which features the rhyming talents of Rodney P, who picks up the Mike Skinner taking the piss baton and runs with it, quoting Dillinger along the way. It’ll put a smile on your face.
17 (18) HILARY HAHN AND HAUSCHKA – SILFRA – UNIVERSAL / DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Twelve breath taking pieces of violin and improvised piano that will take you through all sorts of moods and emotions. Quite simply stunning. http://youtu.be/bvAh91_5jjc
18 (NEW) DIRTY DUBSTERS FT. TOP CAT – GIRLS PON MI MIND – IRISH MOSS
Driving post punk bass, lonesome guitar licks and distant vocals give off a strange beauty with a slightly paranoid feel. The Raw Version of live favourite Ldn Girl is a powerful drum heavy treatment adding intensity and washes of clattering dub. http://youtu.be/deact2gsFfA
29 (24) CAMEO CULTURE – NIGHT SWIMMING – No.19 MUSIC
Debut single of Balearic blue eyed soulful pop with a subtle house groove. Comes backed with Parts Of You & I, another beach bar winner with a Slow Hands remix.
30 (30) PEOPLE GET REAL FT. RJW – FASCINATION – STARTALK INTERNATIONAL
Heads down no nonsense techno fuelled dark bruiser with an intimidating vocal.
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