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John Mulvey

Just spent most of the afternoon in some kind of company blogging seminar (conclusion: I think I may be doing it wrong), to find the new Black Mountain album waiting for me. We're now trying to play it for the third time without it jumping. But in the meantime, here are the day's other selections: a couple of vague dogs in this lot, if memory serves.

1 Pharaoh Sanders - Black Unity (Impulse)
2 White Magic - Dark Stars (Drag City)
3 Tenniscoats - Totemo Aimasho (Room40)
4 Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka (Give And Take) (Nonesuch)
5 A Mountain Of One - Collected Works (10 Worlds)
6 Radiohead - In Rainbows (Waste Products Inc)
7 Beirut - The Flying Club Cup (4AD)
8 Black Mountain - In The Future (Jagjaguwar)

I think it might be working this time. . .


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