Pretty auspicious new arrival this morning, as you can see from Number 23 at the bottom of the list; sounding good, albeit 44 years too late.

Pretty auspicious new arrival this morning, as you can see from Number 23 at the bottom of the list; sounding good, albeit 44 years too late.

Plenty of other nice things here, anyhow. If you missed my somewhat frantic return to blogging last week, there are pieces on Pulp live, Stephen Malkmus, Lindsey Buckingham and a well-populated one on Wilco’s “The Whole Love”, plus my complete Gillian Welch/David Rawlings interview from the spring.

1 James Blackshaw – Holly/Boo Forever (Important)

2 Feist – Metals (Polydor)

3 Dean McPhee – Son Of The Black Peace (Blast First Petite)

4 Hiss Golden Messenger – Plowed: Live in Bovina (Paradise Of Bachelors)

5 Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (Software)

6 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul Time! (Daptone)

7 Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm)

8 The Field – Looping State Of Mind (Kompakt)

9 Ricardo Donoso – Progress Chance (Digitalis)

10 Liz Green – O, Devotion! (Play It Again Sam)

11 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Domino)

12 Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow (Eagle Rock)

13 James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir (Atlas)

14 The Youngbloods – Ride The Wind (Warners)

15 Jean-Claude Vannier – Rouses Sang Rouge (Twisted Nerve)

16 Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

17 Meg Baird – Seasons On Earth (Wichita)

18 Fool’s Gold – Leave No Trace (Iamsound)

19 Roedelius – Wasser Im Wind (Bureau B)

20 Erkin Koray – Meçhul: Singles And Rarities (Sublime Frequencies)

21 Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal)

22 Kurt Vile – So Outta Reach (Matador)

23 The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (EMI)