This week I seem to have read more people expending energy on how much they despise Mumford & Sons rather than focusing on music they actually like.

This week I seem to have read more people expending energy on how much they despise Mumford & Sons rather than focusing on music they actually like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bemz-7fofcs

Positive vibes here, mostly, as usual. Continuing love for Neil, The Cairo Gang, Heckatin, Ryan Francesconi, Pelt, Holly Herndon, Donald Fagen and Matthew E White (Bon Iver fans, among others, should possibly check the latter out). Number Six is a new project featuring Alan Sparhawk. Number 11 is essentially a ‘70s Miles Davis jam re-enacted by Sunn O))) affiliates. Number 13 is out next January. Number 14 is out now. And Number Nine, as you may have heard, features a variety of farting. This, on that subject, is a good read.

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1 The Cairo Gang – The Corner Man (Empty Cellar)

2 Ryan Francesconi And Mirabai Peart – Road To Palios (listen here)

3 Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – Instrumental Tourist (Software)

4 Holly Herndon – Movement (RVNG INTL)

5 Pelt – Effigy (MIE)

6 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

7 The Murder Of Crows – Your Battle (Youtube)

8 Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension (Columbia)

9 Scott Walker – Bish Bosch (4AD)

10 Matthew E White – Big Inner (Hometapes)

11 Fontanelle – Vitamin F (Southern Lord)

12 Emeralds – Just To Feel Anything (Editions Mego)

13 Arbouretum – Coming Out Of The Fog (Thrill Jockey)

14 Sun Araw – The Inner Treaty (Drag City)

15 Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos (Warner Bros)

16 Savages – City’s Full (Pop Noire)

17 Various Artists – Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985 (Analog Africa)

18 Alexander Turnquist – Like Sunburned Snowflakes (VHF)