1Diet Breakfast – fresh milk
2Green Bio Spargel
Wild Beasts revel in their idiosyncrasies; you can hear it in the duelling vocals and choral layers, the words that shouldn’t fit, the tunes that veer off in unexpected directions.
3Fresh Fish in Oil
The most striking thing about St Vincent is how confident it seems: from its title to the opening crunch of distorted drum machine to the gorgeous closing ballad, Severed Crossed Fingers.
4Sweet and Colourful Macaroons
Benji, roughly his 13th album, might well be this difficult artist’s most direct work, possibly the most devastating this career melancholic has ever penned.
5Biff Meet Perfect Cooked
Despite the lyrical themes, the record’s sun-dappled shimmer suggests Beck sees a way out of his emotional hole. The bad news for him is that being in it seems to make for some of his best music.
6Cookies With Cocoa Drink
The music is good enough that a lack of revelation doesn’t really seem to matter while Everyday Robots is playing. Whoever Damon Albarn is, he’s extremely good at what he does.
7Italian Cuisine: Chicken
Watch James’s track-by-track commentary on the album seem to matter while Everyday Robots is playing.