A bit of a sketchy bunch this week, as you’ll see. But the TV On The Radio album is getting played daily at least once, and there’s an auspicious new Mystery Record for me to be all cagey about.

A bit of a sketchy bunch this week, as you’ll see. But the TV On The Radio album is getting played daily at least once, and there’s an auspicious new Mystery Record for me to be all cagey about.



Also, a couple of details. “In Order To Dance” is a comp of the R&S label’s biggest hits, which turns out to be a hammering nostalgia trip featuring Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram, Human Resource’s “Dominator”, the Orbital remix of Golden Girls’ “Kinetic” that the Hartnoll brothers used to play out a lot, and a bunch more excellent records whose titles I forgot about 15 years ago.

Disc Two of the “Power, Corruption And Lies” package, meanwhile, is ostensibly a hearty chunk of “Substance”. Nothing perilously rare here, but what a sequence: “Blue Monday”, “The Beach”, “Confusion”, “Thieve Like Us”, “Lonesome Tonight”, “Murder”, “Thieve Like Us (Instrumental)”, “Confusion (Alt Version)”.

Here’s the full list. Let’s say it again: just because we’ve played it, doesn’t mean we like it. Must write something on the El Guincho record soon, though. . .

1 TV On The Radio – Dear Science (4AD)

2 Eugene McGuinness – Eugene McGuinness (Domino)

3 François Virot – Yes Or No (Half Machine)

4 John Hartford – Iron Mountain Depot (RCA)

5 Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)

6 Various Artists – In Order To Dance (R&S)

7 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country (Fantasy)

8 Ning – Machine (Deram)

9 Stevie Nicks – Gypsy (Demo)

10 Fuck Buttons – Colours Move (ATP/R)

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

12 Snow Patrol – A Hundred Million Suns (Fiction)

13 Mark Tucker – In The Sack (De Stijl)

14 MYSTERY RECORD ALERT

15 The St Just Vigilantes – Pastor Of Oaks, Shepherd Of Stones (Transparent Face)

16 New Order – Power, Corruption And Lies: Disc Two (Rhino)

17 El Guincho – Alegranza (Young Turks)

18 Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come (Atlantic)

19 Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning – Something For All Of Us (Arts & Crafts)

20 Squarepusher – Just A Souvenir (Warp)

21 Lambchop – OH (Ohio) (City Slang)