Starlight Highlights

Some years ago, Tom Coates started a Twitter account called “Magical iPod” as an experiment in sharing musical recommendations and insights, found in the constraint of his pocketed playlists. That evolved into @lovedsongs, an account that shares a regular stream of ★★★★★ tracks from his decades-old iTunes library. The result is an eclectic, unpredictable series of songs pulled out of time and place — some long forgotten, some discombobulated from the place or circumstances from which they first earned that top rating. It's one slice into how we discover and rediscover music, and Tom shares just a few selections from the 400 songs Tweeted so far.

Our record of the week comes from Quantic — New York-based British producer, Will Holland. His new record Atlantic Oscillations is out now, mixing electronic, soul and jazz sensibilities.

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  1. Lust for Life (Live) by Iggy Pop on Post Post Depression: Live (Loma Vista) $ Buy
  2. Already Down by The Matchstick Skeletons on The Know-How (TMS) $ Buy
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  4. La Reflexion by Quantic on Atlantic Oscillations (Tru Thoughts Records) $ Buy
  5. Sleep Sound by Jamie xx on In Colour (Young Turks) $ Buy
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  7. Beethoven (I Love to Listen) by Eurythmics on Savage (Sony) $ Buy
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  9. Rolling Down The Hills (Spring Demo) by Glassy Candy on After Dark (Italians Do It Better) $ Buy
  10. A Loon by Kristin Hersh on Hips and Makers (Woah Dad!) $ Buy
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  12. Divergence by Quantic on Atlantic Oscillations (Tru Thoughts Records) $ Buy
  13. Where My Boy? (feat. Chris Martin) by Faultline on Your Love Means Everything (Blanco Y Negro) $ Buy
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  15. Short Road by Wax Stag on Wax Stag (People in the Sky) $ Buy
  16. Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks on Radio Hits of the '70s (Mums Records) $ Buy
  17. Only You by Yaz on Upstairs at Eric's (Warner) $ Buy
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  19. You Used to Love Me (feat. Denitia) by Quantic on Atlantic Oscillations (Tru Thoughts Records) $ Buy
  20. 1000 Words by 0171 on 1000 Words (0171) $ Buy
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  22. Wonderful Life by Black on Any Colour You Like (Nero Schwarz) $ Buy
  23. Oh My Love by Riz Ortolani & Katyna Ranieri on Oh My Love (Remastered) (Universal) $ Buy
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  25. Eve of Dubstruction by The Chemical Brothers on Eve of Dubstruction (Universal) $ Buy