Some biggish 2011 releases rolling in now, including one which I may draw a discreet veil over. I’m trying, too, to check out a few of your recommendations, following the Date Palms revelation.

Some biggish 2011 releases rolling in now, including one which I may draw a discreet veil over. I’m trying, too, to check out a few of your recommendations, following the Date Palms revelation.

A couple of you mentioned the Wolf People album in your end-of-year lists; thanks for that, I thought it was much better than the stuff I’d heard from them before. If I can bang on a bit more about Date Palms for one more day, though, Michael emailed me overnight and compared it with an ECM album by Collin Walcott called “Grazing Dreams”, which I’ll try and get hold of later. Good stuff.

Here we go with this week’s haul, anyhow. Not all positively enjoyed, exactly, I should say by word of warning.

1 Hayvanlar Alemi – Gaga (iTunes)

2 Hayvanlar Alemi – Guarana Superpower (Sublime Frequencies)

3 The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh (Bella Union)

4 Date Palms – Of Psalms (Root Strata)

5 Rainbow Arabia – Boys And Diamonds (Kompakt)

6 Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What (Decca)

7 Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise (Circus Company)

8 Marianne Faithfull – Horses And High Heels (Dramatico)

9 Low – C’Mon (Sub Pop)

10 Wolf People – Steeple (Jagjaguwar)

11 Mamuthones – Mamuthones (Boring Machines)

12 White Fence – White Fence (Woodsist)

13 Cyclobe – Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window (Phantomcode)

14 Alela Diane – Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)

15 Jonny Greenwood – Norwegian Wood: Original Soundtrack (Nonesuch)

16 The Pierces – You & I (Polydor)

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