An extra-large selection: 30+ key selections, lots to hear


We seem to have got more stuff than usual this week, hence the list runs to 33 here. The most significant new arrival is Michael Chapman hooking up with the Steve Gunn gang, but plenty more of interest, I’d hope: check out the crazy comp of Neil Young covers (Dave Clark Five doing “Southern Man”!); maybe approach the Leonard Cohen remix with caution…

Oh, and congratulations to our old friend, Bob Dylan. Wiggle wiggle wiggle like a bowl of soup!

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1 Gillian Welch – Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg (Acony)

2 Felt – Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (Creation)

3 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix) (Columbia)

4 Israel Nash – Rain Plains (Live At Plum Creek Sound)

5 Solange – A Seat At The Table (RCA)

6 Chris Schlarb – Making The Saint (Asthmatic Kitty)

7 Angelina – Vagabond Saint (Wonderful Sound)

8 Bjørn Torske: Fuglekongen (Smalltown Supersound)

9 Syreeta – The Rita Wright Years: Rare Motown 1967-1970 (Kent)

10 Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances (Castle Face)

11 Dungen – Häxan (Smalltown Supersound)

12 Botany _ Deepak Verbera (Western Vinyl)

13 Michael Chapman – 50 (Paradise Of Bachelors)

14 Jim James – Eternally Even (ATO/Capitol)

15 Hiss Golden Messenger – Vestapol (Merge)

16 Richard Crandell – Then And Now (Tompkins Square)

17 Various Artists – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (Numero Group)

18 Mike Wexler – Syntropy (Three: Four)

19 Steve Hauschildt – Strands (Kranky)

20 Chris Schlarb – Twilight And Ghost Stories (Asthmatic Kitty)

21 Alex Izenberg – Harlequin (Weird World)

22 Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon – Both Will Escape (Family Vineyard)

23 Various Artists – A Crowded Hazy Bar: Obscure Neil Young Covers Mix (Doom And Gloom From The Tomb)

24 Lambchop – FLOTUS (City Slang/Merge)

25 Daniel Bachman – Daniel Bachman (Three Lobed)

26 Papa M – Highway Songs (Drag City)

27 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Columbia)

28 Oren Ambarchi – Hubris (Editions Mego)

29 Bob Dylan – Street Legal (Columbia)

30 Norah Jones – Day Breaks (Virgin)

31 NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge) – Yes Lawd! (Stones Throw)

32 Loscil – Monument Builders (Kranky)

33 The Pretenders – Alone (BMG)