Only had half an ear on new records these past couple of days, since Mark and I have been sifting through your many, many nominations for Great Lost Albums, following our special the other month. Pretty amazing discoveries there, that are going to keep us busy for a while.

Only had half an ear on new records these past couple of days, since Mark and I have been sifting through your many, many nominations for Great Lost Albums, following our special the other month. Pretty amazing discoveries there, that are going to keep us busy for a while.

There is, though, one fairly auspicious new arrival that I can’t talk about for a bit: place your guesses here to be met with the usual devious, non-committal shrugs and so on.

And if you have a moment, please check out a new blog, Electric Eden, by our colleague and friend, Rob Young. It’s been launched to coincide with the impending publication of Rob’s book of the same name, a history of visionary British folk music, which is the first music book I’ve been excited to read in quite a while. Plenty of interesting stuff on the blog already.

1 Heaven And – Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (Staubgold)

2 A Brand New Mystery Record

3 Cheikh Lo – Jamm (World Circuit)

4 Department Of Eagles – Archive 2003-2006 (Bella Union)

5 David Wrench/Black Sheep – Spades & Hoes & Ploughs: Songs Of Insurrection, Defiance & Rebellion (Invada)

6 Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop)

7 Big Boi – Shutterbugg (Mercury)

8 Diskjokke – En Fid Tid (Smalltown Supersound)

9 Underworld – Scribble (www.underworldlive.com)

10 Steve Winwood – Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood (Island)

11 Rangda – False Flag (Drag City)

12 Land Of Kush’s Egyptian Light Orchestra – Monogamy (Constellation)

13 The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro: Deluxe Edition (Mercury)

14 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (4AD)

15 Endless Boogie – Full House Head (No Quarter)