The other day, it occurred to me that, after nearly two years of doing Wild Mercury Sound, I should put together some kind of list of other blogs I like. To that end, it’d be great if you could post your recommendations at the bottom of today’s playlist; that’d be really helpful (plug your own if you like, too).

The other day, it occurred to me that, after nearly two years of doing Wild Mercury Sound, I should put together some kind of list of other blogs I like. To that end, it’d be great if you could post your recommendations at the bottom of today’s playlist; that’d be really helpful (plug your own if you like, too).

I’ll try and post a full blogroll in the next week or two, and I’ll also endeavour to write something about this new PJ Harvey album that’s been sitting here for a while, and which is finally repaying multiple listens. Among the new arrivals here, I’m particularly excited by the DOOM sampler, daft insistence on caps notwithstanding, since it features at least one track, the superb “Angelz”, from the sessions MF Doom did with Ghostface Killah that were promised years ago.

Oh and Obits are nice, too, fronted by Rick Froberg from Drive Like Jehu, and good evidence that when Hot Snakes split, we got two good bands (Obits and Night Marchers) for the price of one.

1 Ilyas Ahmed – The Vertigo Of Dawn (Time-Lag)

2 Neko Case – Middle Cyclone (Anti-)

3 The Handsome Family – Honey Moon (Loose)

4 Obits – I Blame You (Sub Pop)

5 Vetiver – Tight Knit (Bella Union)

6 Condo Fucks – Fuckbook (Matador)

7 Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand (Vice)

8 Omar S – Detroit – Fabric45 (Fabric)

9 DOOM – BORN LIKE THIS sampler (Lex)

10 Extra Golden – Thank You Very Quickly (Thrill Jockey)

11 PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By (Island)

12 Kelly Joe Phelps – Western Bell (Black Hen)

13 Jon Hopkins – Insides (Double Six)