After a slight lull last week, another clutch of good new 2010 things here, overshadowed slightly by the news at the Durtro website that Bill Fay’s new album – and featuring his first released recordings from the past three decades, more or less – is just about ready to go.

After a slight lull last week, another clutch of good new 2010 things here, overshadowed slightly by the news at the Durtro website that Bill Fay’s new album – and featuring his first released recordings from the past three decades, more or less – is just about ready to go.

Favourites in this lot are the new Necks album – a slight departure, which I’ll write about later in the week – and the lovely “Ali & Toumani” set, dating from 2005 sessions.

1 The Necks – Silverwater (RER)

2 Citay – Dream Get Together (Dead Oceans)

3 Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM (Because)

4 Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali & Toumani (World Circuit)

5 Hot Chip – One Life Stand (Parlophone)

6 Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind (Domino)

7 Various Artists – The Best Of 2009 (Uncut)

8 PIL – Metal Box (EMI)

9 Steve Mason – All Come Down (Black Melody)

10 Real Estate – Real Estate (Woodsist)

11 The Imagined Village – Empire And Love (ECC)

12 Various Artists – Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel 1944-2007 (Tompkins Square)

13 Beach House – Teen Dream (Bella Union)

14 Wooden Veil – Wooden Veil (Dekorder)

15 Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino)

16 Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf (Interscope)

17 Cluster – Qua (Klangbad/Broken Silence)

18 Spectre Folk- Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo (Arbitrary Signs)

19 Tommy James – Tommy James (Rev-Ola)