Listen, Listen

This week, we feature the first The Charlatans record I ever owned — Us and Us Only — as a tribute to lead singer, the wonderful Tim Burgess, who in this time of socially distant lockdown homeboundness, has been orchestrating dailing listening parties on Twitter — calling in his indie scene mates far and wide to join fans around the world, listen to a favourite record, and enjoy a bit of a director's commentary from band members and producers as it goes along.

There's a magic in knowing that you're listening along with thousands of others, all at once. Just, pure passion for the art, and real wholesomeness about everyone's involvement. I listened to Pulp's Different Class at the weekend, along with friends in the UK. It was deeply heartening in exhausting times. You should join in: Follow Tim Burgess on Twitter, or check out #timstwitterlisteningparty for past banter, and timstwitterlisteningparty.com, for the schedule.

Playlist

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  1. The Adults are Talking by The Strokes on The New Abnormal (RCA) $ Buy
  2. Break
  3. My Beautiful Friend by The Charlatans on Us and Us Only (Universal) $ Buy
  4. Something Changed by Pulp on Different Class (Island) $ Buy
  5. When Getting Lost by We Were Promosed Jetpacks on Out of Interest EP (Big Scary Monsters) $ Buy
  6. Rise by Alison Mosshart on Rise (Domino) $ Buy
  7. Break
  8. Senses by The Charlatans on Us and Us Only (Universal) $ Buy
  9. I Think I'm In Love by Spiritualized on Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (Fat Possum) $ Buy
  10. Generation Game by The Lounge Society on Generation Game (Manata) $ Buy
  11. Break
  12. Forever by The Charlatans on Us and Us Only (Universal) $ Buy
  13. Hands Around My Throat by Death in Vegas on Scorpio Rising (Concrete) $ Buy
  14. Nowhere To Hide Now by Ghostpoet on I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep (PIAS) $ Buy
  15. Break
  16. Mikaela Corridor by Baths on False B-Sides II (Basement's Basement) $ Buy
  17. Bullseye by NNAMDÏ on BRAT (Sooper) $ Buy
  18. One Last Time by Somni on One Last TIme (Friends of Friends) $ Buy
  19. Isolation by Dirty Projectors on Isolation (Domino) $ Buy
  20. Break
  21. Too Late by Washed Out on Too Late (Sub Pop) $ Buy
  22. Anywhere by Mr. Elevator on Goodbye, Blue Sky (Castle Face) $ Buy
  23. Fences by Blanche on Fences (PIAS) $ Buy
  24. Potions by Day Wave on Potions (PIAS) $ Buy
  25. Break
  26. 5 8 6 by New Order on Power, Corruption & Lies (Warner) $ Buy