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Phil has been sifting through the distro catalogues and found some choice titles which we previously thought unavailable. This has since been rectified for your convenience and we've bundled them up for you neatly in this moderately sexy list.
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Swell Maps
Jane From Occupied Europe

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The Black Heart Procession
The Spell

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The Black Keys
Brothers

Brothers was the sixth studio album from US super duo the Black Keys and came amid a series of tensions between the pair which threatened to split the band for good. Luckily the pair sorted out their differences and recorded the album at the legendary Muscle Shoals recording complex. It ended up becoming their most successful record and scored an alternative radio hit in Tighten Up. 

The Cinematic Orchestra
Ma Fleur

The Cinematic Orchestra’s 2007 LP Ma Fleur is the one that’s turned them into the big-boy act we all know today. Opener ‘To Build A Home’, for instance, gets played any time someone in a BBC drama needs to emote and Sigur Rós’ ‘Hoppípolla’ isn’t at hand. A lot of the tracks on Ma Fleur do that thing where they blend electronic and acoustic instruments. It’s as if Lemon Jelly never happened.

The Cinematic Orchestra
Live At The Royal Albert Hall

A bit of in concert nicey-nice from The Cinematic Orchestra here. The band’s baroque electronica translates well to the grand surroundings of London’s Royal Albert Hall. This being the venue where they do the Proms it’s no surprise to find out that The Cinematic Orchestra bussed in a 24-piece orchestra for this 2007 gig. Live At The Royal Albert Hall also features guest turns from Grey Reverend, Heidi Vogel and Lou Rhodes.

The Eccentronic Research Council
1612 Underture

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The Knife
The Knife

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The Libertines
Up the Bracket

Read the Libertines wikipedia page and there's an entire section headlined 'Problems'. Luckily their debut Up the Bracket was made before many of these problems started as founding members Carl Barat and Pete Doherty were at the top of their cheeky-chappie-strung-out-on-heroin phase. It crystallised their 'closer than brothers' songwriting partnership and has regularly been cited as one of the best albums of the early 2000s. Then came the problems but at least we got this out of them.  

The Libertines
The Libertines

Whether you could cope with their tabloid-friendly jack the lad personas or not, there's no arguing that this bunch of London wasters created a raggle taggle sound that refreshed British guitar music. At a time when most popular 'indie bands' were as benign and manufactured as any Simon Cowell protege, the Libertines lived their music and embodied a rock and roll lifestyle that is generally frowned upon by tut tutters. The fact that security were brought in to stop the two creative leaders fighting during the recording of this second record should be enough to convince you that they meant it, maaaan.    

The Magnetic Fields
Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

Love at The Bottom Of The Sea was a 2012 era return to the 'classic' the Magnetic Fields synth-pop sound after their various themed albums in differing styles such as the Jesus & Mary Chain aping Distortion. Singer and leader Stephin Merritt is on fine form here particularly on brilliant lead track Andrew in Drag. And how can you fail to love an album that closes with a song entitled All She Cares About Is Mariachi?

The National
Cherry Tree

Though it was released mere months before KT Tunstall’s Brit-country classic ‘Black Horse And The Cherry Tree’, this 2004 EP from The National is ostensibly an unrelated work. Mind you, we reckon ol’ KT would go for a bit of the group's spit-and-sawdust balladry, so who’s to say? The group were several years off being the arena-bothering band they are now, something which explains the more modest sound of the recordings here. Quite a few of the tracks are not dissimilar to what Nick Cave was doing around the same time.

The National
Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers

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The National
The National

Before Trouble Will Find Me, before High Violet, before Boxer - hell, even before flipping Alligator - The National were just one of many NYC bands jostling for attention in the fallow years between Sonic Youth’s early successes and the coming of The Strokes. The band’s eponymous LP was released in the same year as Is This It, but as we all know Dessner, Berninger et al would have to wait a few years for their turn. That’s no comment on the quality of this, their debut full-length - the blend of alt-country, Americana and indie-rock here laid the foundations for the group's later successes.

The Pastels
Slow Summits

Slow Summits was the Pastels fifth and final (to date) album originally released in 2013. The gestation period between the Pastels albums seems to get longer and longer but it is worth the wait as the band are now capable of making superbly crafted lovelorn albums that take their distinctive brand of shambling indie-pop and add in jazz and folk influences. Gorgeous stuff. 

The Pastels/Tenniscoats
Two Sunsets

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The Strokes
Room On Fire

Room on Fire was the 'difficult' follow up to the Strokes debut and forever high water mark Is This it. Always suffering from the missed opportunity of not being called Is *This* It, Room On Fire was caught between being a retread of their debut and forging ahead with a new more high fidelity sound. Despite a smoother production, it just about does a job in satisfying fans of their catchy and cool indie rock whilst proving that the band weren't going to be just a one album wonder. 

The Strokes
First Impressions Of Earth

Unless you are a fan it's easy to forget that the Strokes made four further albums following their groundbreaking 'Is This It' masterclass. 'First Impressions of Earth' was their awfully titled third LP released in 2006 and was perhaps their difficult third album showing the band soldiering on once the hype machine died down. Still, it contains their usual small cluster of playlist-filling indie-rock not quite classics.   

The Tallest Man on Earth
The Tallest Man On Earth EP

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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 xx
Coexist

Coexist was the second album by very quiet Londoners the XX and continues their self-titled debut's narrow world view of minimalist arrangements and whispered vocals musing on relationship breakdowns. Jamie Smith's beats and electronics start to get more pronounced on this record but remain subtle enough not to override the feeling you are listening to a troubled couple's pillow talk.   

These New Puritans
Hidden

Hidden was probably the first time we noticed that These New Puritans were no ordinary band. First up, leader Jack Barnett claimed that he was writing some of these pieces to be played on bassoon and they eventually brought in a Czech orchestra, a children's choir, a cream cracker and six foot African drums to help realise their vision. The result is a powerful and uncompromising album which unfathomably blends neo-classical with dancehall and electronica.    
  • Vinyl LP (ARC065)
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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.  

Tim Exile
Listening Tree

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Tim Gane And Sean O' Hagan
La Vie D'Artiste OST

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Trans Am
Trans Am

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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.   

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.   

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.

Wake The President
Zumutung!


  • CD (WCSP005CD)
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Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

The Wild Beasts stunning, mellow and beautiful second album Two Dancers. No-one who heard their screechy and lop-sided debut Limbo, Panto could have been ready for such excellence but Two Dancers delivered it in spades. Hayden Thorpe's voice had calmed down a bit, they stopped being quite as madcap and delivered a glacial and spectral album full of guitar-led beauty and romantic lyrical observations. 

Wild Nothing
Nocturne

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