Lots of goodness to start the year today, not least the new Low and Eternal Tapestry albums. Thanks, too, to David M, who tipped me off yesterday about an Oakland duo called Date Palms. Playing their Myspace right now and feeling it very much indeed.

Lots of goodness to start the year today, not least the new Low and Eternal Tapestry albums. Thanks, too, to David M, who tipped me off yesterday about an Oakland duo called Date Palms. Playing their Myspace right now and feeling it very much indeed.

1 Low – C’Mon (Sub Pop)

2 Elle Osborne – Good Grief (Folk Police)

3 Boubacar Traore – Mali Denhou (Lusafrica)

4 The Unthanks – Last (EMI)

5 Heavy Winged – Sunspotted (Type)

6 Old Light – The Dirty Future (Arrco)

7 Thousands – The Sound Of Everything (Bella Union)

8 Monotonix – Not Yet (Drag City)

9 Low & Spring Heel Jack – Bombscare EP (Tugboat)

10 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk (Buddah)

11 Lia Ices – Grown Unknown (Jagjaguwar)

12 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Island)

13 Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight – The Days That Shaped Me (One Little Indian)

14 Eternal Tapestry – Beyond The 4th Door (Thrill Jockey)

15 How To Dress Well – Love Remains (Tri Angle)

16 Date Palms – Psalm 7 (http://www.myspace.com/datepalms)