A message that one of the Uncut team, Bud Scoppa, had filed his Top 25 tracks of the last six months inspired me this morning to do something similar.

A message that one of the Uncut team, Bud Scoppa, had filed his Top 25 tracks of the last six months inspired me this morning to do something similar.



I can’t manage Bud’s diligence in pinpointing individual tracks, and yet again I’ve bottled out of putting these 30 albums into anything other than alphabetical order. But a pretty healthy list, I think.

All January to June 2009 actual releases, I think (Yeah I know Raphael Saadiq camer out last year in the US, but I’m working haphazardly to UK schedules). Have a look, then let me know your own picks. If I get enough, I’ll try and mash them all into some kind of crypto-comprehensive Wild Mercury Sound chart.

1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)
2. Arbouretum – Song Of The Pearl (Thrill Jockey)
3. Sir Richard Bishop – The Freak Of Araby (Drag City)
4. James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game (Young God)
5. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware (Domino)
6. Boredoms – Super Roots 10 (Avex Trax)
7. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)
8. Death – …For The Whole World To See (Drag City)
9. Alela Diane – To Be Still (Names)
10. Dinosaur Jr – Farm (PIAS)
11. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (Domino)
12. Ducktails – Ducktails (Not Not Fun)
13. Fever Ray – Fever Ray (Rabid)
14. The Field – Yesterday And Today (Kompakt)
15. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (Warp)
16. Lemonheads – Varshons (Cooking Vinyl)
17. Lindstrom & Prins Thomas – II (Eskimo)
18. Magik Markers – Balf Quarry (Drag City)
19. Mountains – Choral (Thrill Jockey)
20. Obits – I Blame You (Sub Pop)
21. Pocahaunted – Passage (Troubleman Unlimited)
22. Alasdair Roberts – Spoils (Drag City)
23. Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It (Sony)
24. Sleepy Sun – Embrace (ATP Recordings)
25. Sonic Youth – The Eternal (Matador)
26. Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years (Rough Trade)
27. Richard Swift – The Atlantic Ocean (Secretly Canadian)
28. Trembling Bells – Carbeth (Honest Jon’s)
29. White Denim – Fits (Full Time Hobby)
30. Wooden Shjips – Dos (Holy Mountain)