Wild Mercury Sound

Wild Mercury Sound 100 from 2011: 50 to 26

John Mulvey

Part three of my rundown. Check out 100 to 76 and 75 to 51, too.

50. Wooden Shjips – West (Thrill Jockey)

49. Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara – Sixty Strings (VHF)

48. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact (4AD)

47. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don’t Know (Virgin)

46. Mountains – Air Museum (Thrill Jockey)

45. Lindsey Buckingham – Seeds We Sow (Eagle Rock)

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

43. Cornershop & Bubbley Kaur - Cornershop & Double ‘O’ Groove Of… (Ample Play)

42. Real Estate – Days (Domino)

41. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Erased Tapes)

40. Tarwater – Inside The Ships (Bureau B)

39. Chris Forsyth – Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard)

38. Steve Hauschildt – Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky)

37. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What (Decca)

36. Tinariwen – Tassili (V2)

35. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

34. Purling Hiss – Lounge Lizards (Mexican Summer)

33. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

32. http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/index.php?blog=6&p=1713&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1... Deep Magic – Lucid Thought (Preservation)

31. Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer (Merge)

30. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’ (Columbia)

29. Feist – Metals (Polydor)

28. D Charles Speer & The Helix – Leaving The Commonwealth (Thrill Jockey)

27. Robert Stillman – Machine’s Song (OIB)

26. High Wolf – Atlas Nation (Holy Mountain)

Finally, here's the top 25.


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