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Begins with nostalgic, closing credit-worthy tremolo guitar and wistful lyrics, then the sentimental mask drops and joyful, Tough Alliance-style playground choruses and handclaps lift the mood from call-a-cab to cut-a-rug.

Download: Memory Tapes – Plain Material (Track) – MP3
Buy: Memory Tapes – Seek Magic (Album)

Also on repeat: Green Knight

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There’s something about the way Wayne Coyne sings ‘When she’s high’ that makes your stomach flip flop and your elbows tingle – a Yoshimi-esque return to form.

Download: The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands (Track) – MP3
Buy: The Flaming Lips – Embryonic (Album)

Soaring airy synths and a sexy beat conjure the sweaty dance scene (and the permed, natural-bosomed heroine) from classic 80s blockbusters.

Download: Little Dragon – Feather (Track) – MP3
Buy: Little Dragon – Machine Dreams (Album)

Also on repeat: Looking Glass (Track)

Does John Lennon have an Argentinean cousin? This superb nugget of classic rock from little-known 70s group Pescado Rabioso (Rabid Fish) bears more than a passing resemblance to Abbey Road’s still-fresh ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’.

Download: Pescado Rabioso – Las Habladurías del Mundo (Track) – MP3
Buy: Pescado Rabioso – Artaud (Album)

Think The Chemical Brothers playing at the ice-cream parlour.

Download: Casiokids – Fot I Hose (Track) – MP3
Buy: Casiokids – Verdens Storste Land (EP)

Also on repeat: Verdens Storste Land (Track)