Out of London for a couple of days, and I'm welcomed back by a bunch of new records, including a new Sonic Youth EP which features their extensive - and terribly-received by most of the crowd except me, if memory serves - jam at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2000. It sounds terrific, happily.

Out of London for a couple of days, and I’m welcomed back by a bunch of new records, including a new Sonic Youth EP which features their extensive – and terribly-received by most of the crowd except me, if memory serves – jam at All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2000. It sounds terrific, happily.



I also got back to the office to find a message from Peter Walker’s son, following my blog on the great man’s recent London show. “My brothers and I have spent many nights jammin’ with him in Woodstock and no matter how good our skills are we still can’t figure out what he’s doing,” admits Peter Jr.

There was also a slightly weird message on the Black Acid blog which compared my somewhat ragged blogging style – unfavourably, I think – with Ivor Cutler and Jeanette Winterson. I can’t say I’ve ever noticed hacky rockcritspeak in either of their work, but you live and learn.

To business. Here’s my comeback nine of the day:

1. Candi Staton – Candi Staton (Honest Jon’s)

2. Annie – Album Sampler (Island)

3. Sonic Youth – SYR7: J’Accuse Ted Hughes/Agnes B Musique (SYR)

4. Lil Wayne – A Milli (Island)

5. Kaki King – Dreaming Of Revenge (Cooking Vinyl)

6. Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – Roll With You (Q Hi-Fi)

7. The Waterboys – Kiss The Wind (mikescottwaterboys.com)

8. Wild Beasts – Limbo, Panto (Domino)

9. Torche – Neanderthal (Hydrahead)