The sixth MOJO playlist of 2018

Welcome to this week’s satisfyingly mixed bag of MOJO stereo selections. For your delectation, some personal selections: the first excerpt from Ryley Walker’s heavy new album; yet more of Wand’s ambitious garage rock; strong minimalism from Byron Westbrook; a further extract from Yo La Tengo’s There’s A Riot Going On (the most satisfying album to play in last week’s snow, we found); fierce jazz from Ben LaMar Gay; and the beautiful, uncanny Park Jiha.

1 Champion Jack Du Pree – Rocks (Bear Family)

2 Ryley Walker – Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)

3 Natalie Prass – Short Court Style (ATO)

4 Wand – Perfume (Drag City)

5 Our Solar System – Origins (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

6 Byron Westbrook – Confluence Patterns (Umor Rex)

7 Bart De Paepe - Pagus Wasaie (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

8 Roger Troutman – The Many Facets Of Roger (Robinsongs)

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

10 Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun (International Anthem)

11 Third Eye Foundation – Wake The Dead (Ici D’Ailleurs)

12 Egyptology – Sur Les Autres Mondes (Hands In The Dark)

13 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America (Domino)

14 Sarah Louise – Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey)

15 Various Artists – Too Slow To Disco Brasil (How Do You Are)

16 Lorde Featuring Run The Jewels - Supercut (El-P Remix) (

17 The Necks – Drive By (ReR)

18 Park Jiha – Communion (tak:til/Glitterbeat)

19 Cucina Povera – Hilja (Nightschool)

Ryley Walker picture: Evan Jenkins