A bit of a Wilco binge in the last couple of days, since I’ve been trying to write a review of “Wilco (the album)” for the next issue of Uncut. Auspicious arrivals, too, from Wild Beasts and from Ben Reynolds, who’s the guitarist of Trembling Bells and who seems to have slotted rather gracefully into the space left by James Blackshaw on the Tompkins Square roster.

A bit of a Wilco binge in the last couple of days, since I’ve been trying to write a review of “Wilco (the album)” for the next issue of Uncut. Auspicious arrivals, too, from Wild Beasts and from Ben Reynolds, who’s the guitarist of Trembling Bells and who seems to have slotted rather gracefully into the space left by James Blackshaw on the Tompkins Square roster.

I’ll write about those two soon, and also the Cornershop album, which is bedding in nicely now. Space in the playlist, too, for Phoenix’s peerless “Alphabetical”, which has become something of a default summer record for me over the past few years.

1 Ben Reynolds – How Day Earnt Its Night (Tompkins Square)

2 Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (Domino)

3 Brendan Benson – My Old, Familiar Friend (Echo)

4 Cornershop – Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast (Meccico/Ample Play)

5 Wilco – Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)

6 Wilco – Wilco (the album) (Nonesuch)

7 The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Communion (Album sampler) (TSOOL)

8 Deradoorian – Mind Raft EP (Lovepump United)

9 Soulsavers – Broken (V2)

10 Astra – The Weirding (Rise Above)

11 Tobacco – Fucked Up Friends (Anticon)

12 Tune-Yards – Hatari (http://www.myspace.com/tuneyards)

13 Six Organs Of Admittance – Luminous Night (Drag City)

14 Sleeping States – In The Gardens Of The North (Bella Union)

15 Busta Rhymes – Back On My BS (Universal Motown)

16 Phoenix – Alphabetical (Source)

17 The Fiery Furnaces – The End Is Near (Thrill Jockey)