A couple of interesting posts to draw your attention to, before we get into the business of this week’s playlist. First, Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes called in at the Department Of Eagles blog to tell us about the two bands having vague joint plans. And on last week’s playlist blog, liamdog7 posted something interesting about how much money Columbia are charging for Bob Dylan’s “Tell Tale Signs”. “As a completist fan I'm being taken advantage of,” he writes. “It's actions like these from record companies that actually promotes illegal downloading.”

A couple of interesting posts to draw your attention to, before we get into the business of this week’s playlist. First, Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes called in at the Department Of Eagles blog to tell us about the two bands having vague joint plans. And on last week’s playlist blog, liamdog7 posted something interesting about how much money Columbia are charging for Bob Dylan’s “Tell Tale Signs”. “As a completist fan I’m being taken advantage of,” he writes. “It’s actions like these from record companies that actually promotes illegal downloading.”



Let us know what you think about that one. On to the latest bunch of records. Not too many dodgy new entries here, but I feel obliged to warn you off Stephen John Kalinich’s “A World Of Peace Must Come”, which is going to be sold pretty hard as a previously unheard Brian Wilson production from 1969. Wilson does notionally “produce” these home recordings, and adds some wobbly harmonies and instrumentation.

Chiefly, though, it’s a showcase for the rotten poetry of Kalinich, who co-wrote “Be Still” and some other stuff with Dennis Wilson, but chooses on this session to declaim his doggerel in a really grating whine of a voice. It’s not my habit to write slag-offs like this but really, this one looks so appetising, but is in reality is such a shocker, that I felt compelled to mention it. As the Reviews Editor suggested, before joining the rest of the entire Uncut staff in demanding I take it off, “Finally a record that makes even Uncut hate hippies. . .”

1 2 Stereolab – Chemical Chords (4AD)

2 Julian Cope – Black Sheep (Head Heritage)

3 The Hold Steady – Stay Positive (Rough Trade)

4 George Winston – Ballads And Blues 1972: The Early Recordings (Dancing Cat/ Windham Hill)

5 Stephen John Kalinich – A World Of Peace Must Come (Light In The Attic)

6 Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life (Matador)

7 Abe Vigoda – Skeleton (Bella Union)

8 Sinoia Caves – The Enchanter Persuaded (Brah)

9 Kevin Ayers – Songs For Insane Time: An Anthology 1969-1980 (EMI)

10 Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night (SonyBMG)

11 Lambchop – OH (Ohio) (City Slang)

12 Lindsey Buckingham – Gift Of Screws (Reprise)

13 Warmer Milks – Let Your Friends In (Release The Bats)

14 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno – Journey Into The Cosmic Inferno (Very Friendly)

15 The Acorn – Glory Hope Mountain (Bella Union)

16 King Khan And The Shrines – The Supreme Genius Of. . . (Vice)

17 Nisennenmondai – Tori/Neji (Smalltown Supersound)

18 David Grubbs – An Optimist Notes The Dusk (Drag City)