Been a while, but I have a selection of excuses: finishing one issue of Uncut; pondering a longish Album Of The Month review that I’ll post here asap; getting deep into the business of another Uncut Ultimate Music Guide, to follow up our Bowie edition; crunching the votes for the mag’s albums/reissues of 2011 charts; and so on.

Been a while, but I have a selection of excuses: finishing one issue of Uncut; pondering a longish Album Of The Month review that I’ll post here asap; getting deep into the business of another Uncut Ultimate Music Guide, to follow up our Bowie edition; crunching the votes for the mag’s albums/reissues of 2011 charts; and so on.

I’m taking questions, anyhow, within reason…

1 Felt – Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty (Cherry Red)

2 Arthur Russell – 24 -> 24 Music: The Definitive Sleeping Bag Recordings (Get On Down)

3 Baloji –Kinshasa Succursale (Crammed Discs)

4 Bill Wells – Lemondale (Double Six)

5 Tom Waits – Bad Like Me (Anti-)

6 Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer (Merge)

7 Alasdair Roberts With Karine Polwart – Captain Wedderburn’s Courtship (Drag City)

8 Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler/The Dream (In The Red)

9 White Denim – Last Day Of Summer (Downtown)

10 A Mystery Album

11 Julianna Barwick – The Matrimony Remixes (Asthmatic Kitty)

12 Total Control – Henge Beat (Total Control)

13 Bitch Magnet – Bitch Magnet (Temporary Residence)

14 Sharon Van Etten – Title TBC (Jagjaguwar)

15 Moon Duo – Horror Tour (Souterrain Transmissions)

16 Chris Watson – El Tren Fantasma (Touch)

17 Tim Hecker – Dropped Pianos (Kranky)

18 Rangers – Pan Am Stories (Not Not Fun)

19 The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (Universal)