Very much enjoying the Blues Explosion comp and the Trembling Bells second, which I’ll endeavour to write about early next week, Also, yes, the Ariel Pink stuff is great in a generally unnerving way: one track I have reminds me powerfully of, well, Christopher Cross.

Very much enjoying the Blues Explosion comp and the Trembling Bells second, which I’ll endeavour to write about early next week, Also, yes, the Ariel Pink stuff is great in a generally unnerving way: one track I have reminds me powerfully of, well, Christopher Cross.



1 Cloud Nothings – Turning On (Bridgetown/ Speaker Tree)

2 Real Estate – Real Estate (Woodsist)

3 Woods – At Echo Lake (Woodsist)

4 The National – High Violet (4AD)

5 Nina Nastasia – Outlaster (One Little Indian)

6 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dirty Shirt Rock’n’Roll: The First Ten Years (Shove)

7 Etienne Jaumet – Night Music (Versatile)

8 The Drums – Album Sampler (Moshi Moshi/Island)

9 Michael Nyman & Motion Trio – Acpustic Accordions (MN)

10 Hot Chip Featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Feel Bonnie (Parlophone)

11 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang – The Wonder Show Of The World (Domino)

12 Trembling Bells – Abandoned Love (Honest Jon’s)

13 Forest Swords – Miarches (Olde English Spelling Bee)

14 Sun Araw – Heavy Deeds (Not Not Fun)

15 Ariel Pink – Round & Round (4AD)

16 Rusko – OMG (Mad Decent)

17 FJ McMahon – Spirit Of The Golden Juice (Rev-Ola)

18 The Triffids – Come Ride With Me… (Domino)