The 12th MOJO Playlist Of 2018

Hear Alex Turner’s personal playlist, plus all the week’s best new arrivals

The 12th MOJO Playlist Of 2018

The new issue of MOJO is out now in the UK (you can order a copy direct from us: ), which includes our exclusive interview with the returning Arctic Monkeys, and Alex Turner’s handwritten playlist of the music that inspired their forthcoming album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

Thanks, also, to Stephen Fagan, who crunched Alex’s selections into a Spotify playlist: not just a useful primer of the vibes emanating from Tranquility Base, but a really interesting selection in its own right – the Three Degrees’ take on “Collage” is a major revelation, for a start.

A great addition to this week’s office playlist, which also features new music from Mazzy Star, Stuart Staples, Matthew E White and Sleep, archive discoveries from Gene Clark and Prince, and unreconstructed sharpie antics from new yob faves Amyl & The Sniffers. Have a listen, and share your findings:

1 One Eleven Heavy – Dawson Lane (Kith And Kin)

2 Cosmic Psychos – Loudmouth (Got The Hack)

3 Mazzy Star – Quiet, The Winter Harbor (Rhymes Of An Hour)

4 Gene Clark – Gene Clark Sings For You (Omnivore)

5 Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - African Dances (Mr Bongo)

6 Vive La Void – Vive La Void (Sacred Bones)

7 Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U (Warner Bros)

8 The Turbans – The Turbans (Six Degrees)

9 Ray Lamontagne – Part Of The Light (Columbia)

10 Amyl & The Sniffers – Cup Of Destiny (Damaged Goods)

11 Jim James – Uniform Distortion (ATO)

12 Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still (Ninjatune)

13 Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (Ndeya)

14 Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On (Matador)

15 Dave Evans – The Words In Between (Earth)

16 Stuart A Staples – Arrhythmia (City Slang)

17 Andy Jenkins (Featuring Matthew E White) – Sweet Bunch (Spacebomb)

18 Infinite Music – A Tribute To La Monte Young (Fire)

19 Sleep – The Sciences (Third Man)

20 Various Artists – Alex Turner’s MOJO Playlist (Spotify)

21 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino)

Arctic Monkeys picture: Zackery Michael