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Atoms For Peace
Amok

Atoms For Peace: where Thom Yorke’s solo project grew into something a little bigger, richer and more collaborative. With Nigel Godrich and Flea among the line-up, those Atoms boys go beyond The Eraser and get nice and jitter-funky on AMOK, a very interesting entry into the Yorke canon. On XL.

Radiohead
OK Computer

OK Computer is Radiohead's third album. Originally released in 1997, following on from their second LP, The Bends, was always going to be a tall order, but they did it all right! A '90s classic that is still recognised by millennials for songs such as 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Airbag'.

Radiohead
Amnesiac

Radiohead had already confused listeners of their earlier rock/prog sound with the electronic and experimental Kid A when they announced a swift follow up Amnesiac. Most of the songs were recorded in the same sessions as Kid A and although Amnesiac had some more radio-friendly moments (Pyramid Song and Knives Out), the album was still far from their earlier guitar-led anthemic songs. Another groundbreaking and exploratory work from the band that, like Kid A, went onto be hugely influential.   
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Radiohead
Kid A

Kid A is still Radiohead's most challenging album and the furthest they've headed into electronic textures but it's all the better for it. The band channelled the sounds they were hearing on records by the likes of Autechre and applied them to their own sound. Such a different beast from OK Computer but a very innovative and important record.  
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
Hail To The Thief

Radiohead’s ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ album, Hail to the Thief saw the obstinate Oxonians leaving behind a fair bit of the bleakness of the Kid A and Amnesiac period in favour of a lighter, rockier style. With fourteen songs altogether pushing an hour, it’s a wobbly fellow, but it easily features a few of Thom & Co.’s career highlights.
  • Vinyl Double LP (XLLP785)
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
The Bends

'The Bends' was Radiohead's second LP and the one that marked a sea change from their early grungy rock towards the more nuanced arty and sometimes abrasive music they make today. It features several of their more well known songs such as 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'Street Spirit' and it's more synth led, experimental tone slowly points forward to future classics such as 'OK Computer' and 'Kid A'.  
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
Pablo Honey

There were a lot of famous records released in the 1990s with babies on the cover. Along with Nirvana’s Nevermind and Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die, Radiohead’s 1993 debut Pablo Honey is one of the decade’s most famous be-babied records. You’ll know by now that the band themselves have an indifferent (at best) relationship with this album, but heard with modern ears this is a perfectly fine example of golden-age grungey alternativa. It's got, y'know, 'Creep' on it.
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
OK Computer - OKNOTOK 1997-2017

If you happen to be a fan of this album then here’s something you might want to get your mitts on. The whole album remastered plus the B sides from the singles of the time plus the holy grail for Radiohead fans,  three unreleased and long sought after tracks dug out of the vaults. All formats have all the bonus stuff on so if you miss out on the opaque blue vinyl you are still ok (computer).  

Låpsley
These Elements EP

Having been one of the most hotly tipped newcomers in British music, Holly Lapsley Fletcher has been somewhat M.I.A. since she released the artful pop of her debut album Long Way Home a long three-and-a-half years ago. This new four-track EP, These Elements, is her first new Låpsley music in that time, and shows a markedly different sound and more assured presence than before. 
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  • XL Recordings

The Raconteurs
Broken Boy Soldiers

Looking somewhat like the Cardiacs on the sleeve are Jack White's the Raconteurs. This is the project that he collaborated on songwriting with power pop mainstay Brendan Benson. The duo met up initially to just write one song but kept on at it and a full band formed just like that. This re-issue comes with a copper embossed gatefold jacket you lucky, lucky people.  

Jai Paul
BTSTU

Previously only available on promotional CD and in limited supplies on his relaunched official website, Jai Paul’s 2011 breakout hit ‘BTSTU’ gets a wider release on 12” vinyl for the first time courtesy of XL. It was on the strength of this track - short for ‘Back To Save The Universe’ - that Paul was long-listed for the BBC Sound of 2011 poll, and the start of his curious mythos, fuelled by his lengthy hiatus from music for seven years that’s only recently ended. 
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  • XL Recordings

Thom Yorke
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

It's true then. Thom Yorke is soundtracking Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror flick. And here is as much proof as you'd need. The soundtrack is a mix of score work, interludes and some actual normal songs featuring Thom singing. If you are a Radiohead fan you should be excited. If you are a fan of the horror genre you should also be excited.   
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  • XL Recordings

Jack Peñate
After You

After two albums and initial massive popularity - you could by his CDs in supermarkets - singer / songwriter Jack Peñate stopped. He didn’t take himself off to the Swiss mountains and record feedback into a four-track, he just stopped making music altogether. Fast-forward ten years and he’s back with his long-awaited third album, After You, released via XL Recordings. 
  • Vinyl LP (XL994LPE)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

When they first appeared in 2007 Vampire Weekend showed the sort of magpie-like approach to mixing bits of world music and western rock not seen since Paul Simon's 'Graceland'. Theirs is a preppy, clever-clogs sound with lyrics concerning architecture and bus routes. Not your standard indie rock fare then. The original press release sums them up quite accurately as Franz Ferdinand meets the Bhundu Boys.   

Powell Tillmans
Spoken By The Other

Intriguing collaboration between Turner Prize-winning photographer/music-maker Wolfgang Tillmans and discordant-club-botherer Powell. Released under the name of Powell Tillmans, ‘Spoken By The Other’ is their first release together - a 12” coming out via XL, who put out Powell’s debut LP ‘Sport’ back in 2016. Tillman’s voice and Powell’s mid-range, synthetic gruff forms a complete synthesis across these six tracks. The release is limited to a one-off, 1500 copy run.
  • Vinyl 12" (XL965T)
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  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool

Hello. Thom. It's me. The Radioheadmaster. Your teachers and I are all becoming a little concerned with your workrate. We all agree you're spending a little too much time on BitTorrent and not enough time on your studies. As such we're decided it's best you repeat the fourth grade -- I trust a second attempt at "True Love Waits", "Identikit" and "Desert Island Disk" won't be asking too much. Now please stop looking pensively at your shoes and get to English Lit. What's that? "A Moon Shaped Pool"? You're expelled.

Archy Marshall
A New Place 2 Drown

Archy Marshall (also known as King Krule) isn't one for sitting still. He currently has three monikers including The Return of Pimp Shrimp. It might be helping to destroy his career but if it keeps him influenced then it's our gain as his music is invariably excellent. Here he soundtracks a book that was compiled by his brother Jack with a series of flickering late night atmospheric meditations stealing from hip-hop, UK garage and dub but always with his particular panache in check. Originally digital only, this is the first vinyl pressing. 

Jack Peñate
Prayer

One of the many fleetingly massive indie artists who made second records that totally flopped in the mid-Noughties, Jack Peñate returns with his first new music in over ten years. His experience in writing and production in the interim has served him well, to which this new 7” single ‘Prayer’ attests. 

Jungle
Happy Man

More competent modern funk/soul from XL darlings Jungle here. ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House In L.A.’ are the first new material from the group since all that fuss about them and their Millennial take on blue-eyed soul in the mid-2010s. Both of these tunes would have slotted neatly into their self-titled debut album.
  • Vinyl 12" (XL926T)
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  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
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  • XL Recordings

Thom Yorke
ANIMA

Thom Yorke (of you know... Radiohead?) will not be releasing his third solo album via BitTorrent. Instead, us lowly so-called "record stores" get a chance to hawk his dirty work. Anima is a companion piece to a film made with auteur director (and regular collaborator) Paul Thomas Anderson. Expect fidgety electronics, haunting vocals, and anxieties of all varieties.

Everything Is Recorded
Close But Not Quite

Everything Is Recorded is the production project of Richard Russell, the head honcho of XL Recordings. Russell used his impressive contacts book to get a whole host of modern vocal talent (plus Warren Ellis!) into his studio to craft excellent and soulful music. The project’s debut features Sampha, Giggs, Green Gartside and more.
  • Vinyl 12" (XLT869)
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  • Limited edition
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The White Stripes
Under Great White Northern Lights

Here is the LP of the songs from the documentary film of the same name following the White Stripes as they trudged across Canada on a kind of farewell tour (they'd split up for good the following year). You get a host of Jack White originals and the usual grab bag of covers closing with 'Seven Nation Army' naturally. A nice document of their potent live power. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (TMR015)
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The Prodigy
Their Law: The Singles 1990 - 2005

Everybody seemed to have a copy of this singles collection round about 2005; it did go to number one after all. Now, for the first time, we have the chance to possess it on vinyl -- silver vinyl, no less! The Prodigy have produced a number of pretty brilliant tracks over the years, and most of them are represented on Their Law. Banging.

The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

CHAMPAGNE LAGER LAG … oh sorry, wrong one. The Prodigy’s proto-EDM behemoth The Fat Of The Land really needs no introduction at this point. The band are best known for collaborating with Sleaford Mods of course, and everyone loved that Gene Simmons cover of ‘Firestarter’. Change my pitch up.

The Higher
The Core

XL drop an EP of rave revivalism from The Higher. The Core’s mix of breaks, hardcore synths and various other bits of junglist ephemera means that it continues the trend of retrotastic XL releases that also includes recent material by Overmono and Jonny L. Fans of those recent Skanna reissues should also check this one.
  • Vinyl 12" (XL 966T)
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  • XL Recordings

Jungle
For Ever

Jungle is massive. Jungle is unstoppable. Jungle For Ever. The posh soul duo have swapped the townhouses of Shepherd’s Bush for the penthouses of Los Angeles in a bid to be more … something. To be honest, this - their second album - just sounds like the first one. It’s another helping of blue-eyed funk grooves topped with fey falsettos. If you liked their eponymous debut then you’ll like For Ever. And a lot of you liked that first record, didn’t you.
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  • XL Recordings

Jungle
Heavy, California / Cherry

Jungle gear up for the release of their sophomore LP For Ever with another light dusting of alt-soul. ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Cherry’ are par for the course, all polite funk grooves and snapback-and-a-pair-of-Huaraches falsetto. This is the sort of breezy whimsy that sinks soft claws into radio station playlists the world over, so drink your fill now lest your thirst by slaked by another hand.
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  • XL Recordings

Gil Scott-Heron
Nothing New

If you missed out on this Record Store Day release - here is a second chance to grab this essential album by the late Gil Scott-Heron. Stripped back re-recordings of some of his favourite tracks from each of his albums, these were recorded early on in the sessions that eventually yielded 'I'm New Here'. A beautiful bookend to a wonderful artists discography.  

Jonny Greenwood
Bodysong

As well as being in enormous miseries Radiohead,  Jonny Greenwood (as well also as having the floppiest hair on the planet) has his own soundtrack biz. This is his debut soundtrack from 2003 and in it he fuses experimental music, jazz, electronic and classical music. It has now been re-issued in a gatefold style LP. 
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  • XL Recordings

Ratking
So It Goes

Vonnegut rappers Ratking offer a debut of tremendous force and undeniable quick with So It Goes, a tribute and walk-in atlas of their home city, New York. Influenced by a myriad sounds outside of hip-hop, from grime to "no wave", this is a diverse and multi-disciplined record of various philosophies and settings.
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Thom Yorke
The Eraser

Not content with being frontman of one of the world's biggest bands Radiohead, squeak-voiced singer Thom Yorke has also found time for a myriad of solo projects. The Eraser was his first solo record and found the singer not venturing too far away from the Radiohead template but keeping things electronic and giving space for his lyrical musings about global warming and government cover ups. Not as rounded as a Radiohead album maybe but still a worthwhile effort from a rock star who has plenty left to say.  

Badly Drawn Boy
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast

One of the reasons Damon Gough has turned to drink must be down to the fact that he has never come anywhere near to bettering his debut work. This album and the EPs that preceded it contain all his early folky musings when he didn't really care what anyone thought of him. It still sounds superb today and has a raggle taggle charm that was lost when he started seeing himself as a rock star. Whatever you think of him now, he still manages to perform this album live following the kind of drinking that would see lesser mortals take to their beds. Essential re-issue with loads of bonus tracks and 'kinky' leatherette sleeve. 

RATATAT
RATATAT

The importance of RATATAT’s debut LP can’t really be overstated. Along with The Postal Service’s Give Up (which came out a year earlier in 2003), RATATAT is probably the defining U.S. indietronica record of the early 21st Century. The reason that so many indie bands who’ve emerged in the past decade mess about with synthesisers is due, to a greater or lesser extent, to what the Brooklyn duo did here. Everyone from Gang Gang Dance to The Mae Shi to Alice Glass should buy RATATAT a drink as thanks.
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  • XL Recordings

Jack White
Boarding House Reach

Jack is back. First new album for four years for the former White Stripes polymath. This time he holed himself up in an apartment and let his creativity run wild. Boarding House Reach explores rock and roll, punk, electro, gospel and everything in between. A tour de force of his abilities to experiment and surprise. 

Ibeyi
Ash

One of those acts who very quickly achieved ubiquity after their 2015 debut on XL, Ibeyi are here to make good on the promise of that record with another LP of emotive soultronica. As befits their elevated status, Ash includes guest spots from Kamasi Washington and Chilly Gonzalez, among others. The sisters channel Frank Ocean, James Blake and London Grammar across the dozen tracks here.

Everything Is Recorded
Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell

Richard Russell may have made his name as the boss of XL Records, but he has some production pedigree too - among others, he’s helmed LPs for Bobby Womack and Ibeyi. The cosmopolitan, soulful production style he displayed on those records translates nicely to Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell. It features a slew of big-name guests - Giggs, Kamasi Washington, Wiki, Sampha and more. The album basically ends up being an enjoyable synthesis of all facets of the XL sound.

Liss
First EP

Despite being called First EP, this is the second release by Denmark-based four-piece Liss. In November ‘15 you may have caught their double A sided single Try/Always which won plaudits from The Guardian and Crack Magazine. The lofty praise likened them to a meeting of minds between Michael Jackson and Arthur Russell….interesting!
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  • XL Recordings

Arca
Arca

Look who is singing now. Only Arca.. and he's ready for a fight. "You want gore? Here's gore" he threatens. This is the third album from the Venezuelan born, London based artist, and freshly signed to XL Recordings - the label that rarely fails. This is sure to be another much anticipated record from this hotshot.  
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  • XL Recordings

Thom Yorke
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Originally released 5 seconds ago, here's a white vinyl luxury re-issue of the album Thom originally released on Bit Torrent in his latest attempt to re-badge the music industry. The music on record makes no such grand statements, comprised of some of Yorke's most minimal and quiet electronic work yet, continuing his descent from dramatic synth artist on 'The Eraser' and modest groover on 'AMOK' to something of an electronica hybrid artist. Out in time for Christmas. 

Radiohead
I Might Be Wrong - Live Recordings

I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is the sound of the mighty Radiohead touring their Kid A and Amnesiac albums circa 2001. The more electronic tunes get spun out into some beautiful expanded shapes (8 minute version of ‘Everything In Its Right Place’!) and until recently, this was the only place to hear fan favourite ‘True Love Waits’! Reissued by XL Recordings.
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  • XL Recordings

Wiki
No Mountains In Manhattan

Wiki follows up on the promise of earlier mixtapes with the full-length album No Mountains In Manhattan, a comprehensive piece of work about the young artist’s life. New York is of course of fundamental importance, and the city gives back as much as it gets in the form of local talents like Ghostface Killah and Slicky Boy, to name just some of the many vocal and production guests. Out on XL Recordings.
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  • XL Recordings

Jonny L
Sawtooth

Vintage ‘neurofunk’ Drum & Bass from Jonny L in 1997, marking the moment that some in the scene got sharp and cold with their productions. Sawtooth sounds of its era sure, but it still has a clear-eyed futuristic vision to it that cannot help but resonate still. Great punchy productions, now available on two slabs of blue vinyl from XL Recordings.
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  • XL Recordings

The White Stripes
Get Behind Me Satan

Get Behind Me Satan was the fifth album by The White Stripes. It was originally released in 2005. It saw Jack White change his approach ever so slightly - the were the typical White Stripes numbers such as My Doorbell and Blue Orchid, but there was also the occasional stripped-back ballad that featured piano and even marimba, where previously only guitar and drums would have tread.

King Krule
The OOZ

Having gone pretty quiet, the interweb returned ablaze for King Krule recently with announcement that his 2013 debut LP, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon will be followed by The Ooz. It still has the bursting jazz and snappy drooling vocals of his debut but with a new sharp focus and grimy depth.    

Nines
One Foot Out

After several years of amazing mixtape releases and big youtube numbers, Nines finally starts playing the game the old-school way and releases his debut album. One Foot Out is what premium UK rap sounds like in the year 2017, and its tracks are gonna be hits before you know it. Released by XL Recordings.
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  • XL Recordings

New Gen
New Gen

This album is born out of a radio show, a show series and a studio space. Under the New Gen banner, some of the finest contemporary MC’s and musicians of London came together, including AJ Tracey, Stormzy, Nines, 67 and many more. Somehow, the results of these collaborations have been made to make up a full-length album that fits together neatly: nice one. Next Gen is released by XL Recordings.

Powell
Sport

Fresh from his Albiniboard is Powell, who is releasing his debut long player for XL Recordings. Sport is so named because of its nature as both a physically and mentally driven piece, described as "for both mind and body". A bit Descartes, basically, and the first single features someone from a group we love called HTRK. This should probably go down well.

Jack White
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Here’s the opportunity for a different angle on the busy career of Jack White. While White is usually electrified, these are Jack White Acoustic Recordings, and they span his whole career to date, from 1998 White Stripes material to 2016 solo material. Includes some real deep cuts to delight the serious White fan. All audio has been remastered.

The Avalanches
Wildflower

Not many bands allow sixteen years to pass between their debut album and the follow-up, but Aussie electro-trip hop outfit The Avalanches aren't like many bands. Highly acclaimed first LP 'Since I Left You' attracted a lot of attention, and fans of the band (now sixteen whole years older) will no doubt be frothing at the mouth at the prospect of this unexpected renaissance. Lead track 'Frankie Sinatra' is a killer Vaudeville-inspired nutfest.

Kaytranada
99.9%

Kaytranada’s has smashed out EPs on Bromance Records, Jakarta, and HW&W Recordings. Now, his muchly anticipated debut album on XL features many guest artists including AlunaGeorge, Craig David, Little Dragon, Vic Mensa, GoldLink and BADBADNOTGOOD. Expect smooth J.Dilla esque beats and MPC grooves galore.
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  • XL Recordings

Låpsley
Long Way Home

Lapsley is the solo project of one Holly Fletcher, a highly-capable singer and producer of mournful neo-synth-soul. Long Way Home documents some of the wild changes that have resulted from the success of previous albums. This personal touch carries through every aspect of Long Way Home, as Lapsley largely self-produces. On XL Recordings.

Adele
25

Adele returns! I see she’s sticking to the age-themed album titles, so here we have 25. You can expect to hear about 5 of these tracks in heavy circulation over the next year, so get in early and hear them in the context of the record! More grandiose pop-soul, showcasing that unfathomably popular voice (and those overly pained emotions). On XL Recordings.

Jack White
Lazaretto

The main thing to note about Jack White's second solo album Lazaretto is that it plays from the inside out. Yup stick your needle in the middle and watch it head towards the outer groove. While you are at it you'll have to listen to Jack's increasingly bloated hair-rock  - sort of the exact opposite thing to what he was doing in the White Stripes. But that vinyl huh? Amazing. 

East India Youth
Culture of Volume

Less than a year after his debut, the appallingly titled Total Strife Forever, burst onto the scene in a wave of hype, electronic whizzkid and social media busy body William Doyle is back after signing to big label XL. This is sure to be one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year; his euphoric live shows have helped build him an excitable fan base who will be slavering right now. This better be good, right?  

Shamir
Ratchet

When I first saw Shamir I judged him to be some kind of Stromae-hyper-pop type of character but he’s more a MIKA meets FKA Twigs by way of Ariel Pink. The most striking thing however is the catchy pop tunes on Ratchet, great infectious beats which go from smoove R&B to fun candy-pop with Shamir’s androgynous and mellow voice bringing it together for some stellar tunes.

Ibeyi
Ibeyi

Multilingual melodic pop from 19 year old twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Daughters of late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz, Ibeyi elegantly fuse traditional Cuban sounds with a contemporary ear for hip-hop and electronic percussion. A graceful blend of vintage soul and modern production. Out on CD and vinyl LP from XL.

Basement Jaxx
The Singles

House duo Basement Jaxx made a lot of prime pop cuts back when the 1900s switched over to that weird new era called the 2000s, primarily hitting it big with the boisterous and in-your-face "Where's Your Head At". 'Singles' is their definitive collection, and it's now being issued on vinyl for the first time. Some might say the Basement Jaxx subverted dance music, but what 'Singles' proves is that they were at their best when they made it loud and proud.

Adele
21

Second album from the multi-billion-selling award magnet / foghorn known as Adele. If you can get past the overly pristine production, the overbearing hype, and the whole sense of being slammed in the face by a commercial juggernaut then there is plenty to like about '21'. Genuinely affecting lyrics addressing universal themes of heartbreak and loss, delivered by a flawless vocal, from a genuine British superstar.
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
The King Of Limbs

'The King Of Limbs' was Radiohead's eighth album released in 2011 and saw the band again doing what they do quite well which is vaguely unsettling experimental rock with electronics, beats and a high pitched whinny on top. Here, they added sampling and loops to their repertoire on an album that was more of an insidious creep than the previous more hurried 'In Rainbows'. Another worthwhile effort from a band who don't do bad music.  

Jungle
Jungle

Initially we were told Jungle were a street collective from darkest London. Nice try. As ever they are two well-to-do white kids with some fine production chops and a decent '70s record collection for inspiration. Their debut is rather good  - a collection of smooth and catchy disco pop some of which you'll have heard blasting out of various high street stores sound systems. Perfect Top Shop music and I mean that as a compliment. 
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  • XL Recordings
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Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires Of The City

'Modern Vampires Of The City' was Vampire Weekend's third record and the first which saw them temper their previous carnival-like sound for something altogether a little more sober. Much hyped upon release, the album is a more mature work than seen previously with ruminations on death and adult responsibilities yet still retains an experimental air to the songwriting and recording process.   
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  • XL Recordings
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The Avalanches
Since I Left You

A masterpiece of sampling, Since I Left You challenged norms of authorship and genre in its determination to appreciate the creative potential of appropriation art. The Avalanches showed about as well as can be that a sample cut away from its origin can be made to do wonderful things in a new context. In other words: this is a charming, humorous and exquisitely-curated and composed piece of work.
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  • XL Recordings

Vampire Weekend
Contra

Contra splits opinion. Some people don’t like Vampire Weekend’s second LP because it deviates too much from the preppy Graceland thing they did on their debut, while some people don’t like it because they think it doesn’t do that enough. However, a lot of people - including us - like it because it’s actually an excellently-realised and quietly boundary-pushing set of contemporary pop songs. Released at the very beginning of the 2010’s, tracks like ‘California English’ and the wonderful, Dirty Projectors-esque ‘Diplomat’s Son’ prefigured the broadening of indie-rock’s boundaries that would take place in the subsequent decade. Arguably their best album.

Kid Harpoon
Once


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Kid Harpoon
Stealing Cars


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Discovery
LP


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The Cool Kids
The Bakesale


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I Was A Cub Scout
I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope


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Adele
19

Reading the original press release for the debut from now bigger-than-the-Earth-itself singer Adele, it's surprising to learn that amongst her influences are Bjork, Jeff Buckley and the Cure. Nice try from XL to create an underground buzz around an artist whose fanbase ended up more Whitney Houston than Whitney the band. These mature-beyond-her-years (over) emotive weepers set her on a course for mainstream success with her forthcoming 21 and 25 records. A titling process that will surely have worn off before she makes her 47 album.   
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  • XL Recordings

Radiohead
In Rainbows

Radiohead's seventh studio album In Rainbows was probably most known for its innovative pay-what-you-want digital release ahead of the physical editions. A decision which received a mixed response but had massive implications on the future of the music industry. The music was a more gentle and pastoral take their usual blend of arty rock topped off with what sounded like a cat yowling to get in from the cold. Now available on vinyl and CD and we tell you what you are paying for it so don't argue. 
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  • XL Recordings

Dizzee Rascal
Flex


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Jack Penate
Torn On The Platform


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Jack Penate
Spit At Stars EP


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Tapes n Tapes
The Loon


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The White Stripes
De Stijl

'De Stijl' was the second album from Detroit area garage rock and blues revivalists the White Stripes. It showcases perfectly their early raw power as they rattle through a host of Jack White originals and the odd blues cover (one by Son House naturally). It was the album that came just as they were reaching the first flushes of success and led to Jack White closing his upholstery shop for good. Next stop was 'White Blood Cells' and international fame.