Apologies for the radio silence these past couple of weeks – I’ve been on holiday a long way from the CD mountain, catching up on some well-earned silence. Thanks for all your correspondence in the meantime, not least the kind words about my “Seeing For Miles” comp, and the Brazilian contributions to the Os Mutantes piece.

Apologies for the radio silence these past couple of weeks – I’ve been on holiday a long way from the CD mountain, catching up on some well-earned silence. Thanks for all your correspondence in the meantime, not least the kind words about my “Seeing For Miles” comp, and the Brazilian contributions to the Os Mutantes piece.

Getting back to work, it hardly seems surprising that there’s another Neil Young album on the way which isn’t “Toast”. Some talk of The Beatles, too. But here’s what I’ve managed to play over the past couple of days. Maybe I’ll give that Speech Debelle album another go a bit later, though I can’t say I’m keen…

1 Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos (Rhino)

2 Various Artists – Ouled Bambara: Portraits Of Gnawa (Drag City)

3 The Slits – Trapped Animal (Sweet Nothing)

4 Jan Dukes De Grey – Sorcerers/Mice And Rats In The Loft (Cherry Tree)

5 Massive Attack – Splitting The Atom EP (Virgin)

6 Sunburned Hand Of The Man – A (Ecstatic Peace)

7 LCD Soundsystem – 45.33 Remixes (DFA/EMI)

8 Cat Stevens – Was Dog A Doughnut (A&M)

9 Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy (Matador)

10 Alasdair Roberts – The Wyrd Meme (Drag City)

11 Jesca Hoop – Hunting My Dress (Last Laugh)

12 Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder (Neurot)

13 Mark Eitzel – Klamath (Décor)

14 Luke Haines – 21st Century Man (FP Music)

15 Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport (ATP Recordings)