Once again we find ourselves existing in the pandemic. This week's featured album is Tom McRae's self-titled debut, which after 20 years is about to get an anniversary reissue next month. This record remains a slice of masterful songwriting with a great ear for creating a vacuum and filling it with searing atmosphere in instrumentation, along with consistenty spine-tingling cello arrangements from Olly Kraus — their live performances together were always something special, as the cello played through a bank of guitar pedals produced tremendous sound.


  1. What You Gonna Do? (feat. Graham Coxon) by Bastille on What You Gonna Do? (Virgin)
  2. Vixiantes Do Espello by Triángulo de Amor Bizarro on Vixiantes Do Espello (Mushroom Pillow)
  3. Break
  4. You Cut Her Hair by Tom McRae on Tom McRae (Db)
  5. I am a Wicked Child by Radiohead on Com Lag (XL)
  6. Whole New Mess by Angel Olsen on Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar)
  7. Break
  8. A & B Song by Tom McRae on Tom McRae (Db)
  9. Break
  10. Pipe Dreams by Travis on The Invisible Band (Craft)
  11. The Door by Turin Brakes on The Optimist LP (Source)
  12. Where the Humans Eat by Willy Mason on Where the Humans Eat (Virgin)
  13. Flower by Eels on Beautiful Freak (Dreamworks)
  14. Break
  15. Plans We Made by Son Lux on Tomorrows Volume 1 (City Slang)
  16. Manganese by Roger Eno & Brian Eno on Mixing Colours (Expanded) (Deutsche Grammophon)
  17. Sao Paulo Rain by Tom McRae on Tom McRae (Db)
  18. Ambition by Doves on Some Cities (EMI)
  19. Break
  20. Summer Wine by Alex Kapranos & Clara Luciani on Summer Wine (Domino)
  21. My Mistakes Were Made for You by The Last Shadow Puppets on The Age of the Understatement (Domino)
  22. Lucky Man by Tom McRae on Ah, the World! Oh, the World! (Buzzed Tree)
  23. A Litany/Heart Swells by Los Campesinos! on Sick Scenes (Wichita)
  24. Break
  25. Dreamland by Glass Animals on Dreamland (Wolf Tone)
  26. Need You Now by Hot Chip on Why Make Sense? (Domino)
  27. Loneliness by Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture on Youkounkoun EP (PRAH)
  28. On by Kelly Lee Owens on Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound)
  29. Break
  30. Thinking Of (feat. Marta) by Tricky on Fall to Pieces (False Idols)
  31. When You Play The Flute, But Your Mother Is Like… by Gajek on Vitamin D (Throttle)
  32. Time to Walk Away by Washed Out on Purple Noon (Sub Pop)
  33. Break
  34. Reflecting Light (feat. Sananda Maitreya & Vashti Bunyan) by The Avalanches on Wherever You Go/Reflecting Light (Modular Recordings)