One of those weeks when a big bunch of new things arrive simultaneously, I’m pleased to say: I think there are only three of this lot that have been on previous playlists.

One of those weeks when a big bunch of new things arrive simultaneously, I’m pleased to say: I think there are only three of this lot that have been on previous playlists.



For those of you who joined in on the Ariel Pink debate last week, I have the whole album now, and will try and do something on that soon. Also, in response to the questions about the new Teenage Fanclub, I’m beginning to suspect “Shadows” is a kind of typical latterday Fanclub record: one that seems completely underwhelming to me on first listen, but reveals itself to be pretty compelling by the fifth.

1 Various Artists – Cold Waves And Minimal Electronics Vol. 1 (Angular)

2 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (4AD)

3 The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes The Knighthood (Divine Comedy Records)

4 Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms (Sub Pop)

5 Holy Fuck – Latin (XL)

6 Mountain Man – Made The Harbor (Bella Union)

7 Teenage Fanclub – Shadows (PeMe)

8 Various Artists – Search And Destroy (Uncut)

9 The Dead Weather – Sea Of Cowards (Third Man/Warner Bros)

10 Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop)

11 Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer Of The Void (Sub Pop)

12 The Acorn – No Ghost (Bella Union)

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

14 Gayngs – Relayted (Jagjaguwar)