Thanks for all your responses to the Favourites Of 2009 flam I posted last Friday; I’ve posted some further thoughts there, which’ll doubtless inflame the Decemberists and Felice Brothers fans (more or less on my own here in my apathy to the latter, incidentally; check this for Allan’s eloquent alternate take).

Thanks for all your responses to the Favourites Of 2009 flam I posted last Friday; I’ve posted some further thoughts there, which’ll doubtless inflame the Decemberists and Felice Brothers fans (more or less on my own here in my apathy to the latter, incidentally; check this for Allan’s eloquent alternate take).

Today, anyway, more prosaic matters; this week’s slightly understated playlist. Warming very much to the Fiery Furnaces’ new one, and will try and post a proper blog on that in the next day or two. All generally nice stuff here; Publicist, incidentally, is a new single project featuring the mighty Ian Svenonius, rambling over some New Order-ish disco courtesy of one of Trans Am.

1 James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players – Folk Songs (Domino)

2 David Daniell & Douglas McCombs – Sycamore (Thrill Jockey)

3 Sharon Van Etten – Because I Was In Love (Language Of Stone)

4 Björn Olsson – Instrumental Music (Omplatten)

5 Real Estate – Fake Blues (Half Machine)

6 Publicist – Momma (Touching Music)

7 The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Going Away (Thrill Jockey)

8 Various Artists – Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet: 24 Nederglam Tracks From The Early ‘70s (Excelsior)

9 Mos Def – The Ecstatic (Downtown)

10 Theo Angell – Tenebrae (Amish)

11 Various Artists – OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (Ellipsis Arts)

12 Gareth Dickson – As You Lie (www.myspace.com/garethdickson)

13 Go-Kart Mozart – Go-Kart Mozart Tearing Up The Albums Chart (West Midlands)

14 Sian Alice Group – Troubled, Shaken Etc (Beautiful Happiness/The Social Registry)

15 Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall (Matador)