Some good things here, and a couple of stinkers. Beyond this, though, I’m onto one of my seasonal Dead jags: their early ‘70s stuff has been perfect for long, bright, early walks these past few mornings.

Some good things here, and a couple of stinkers. Beyond this, though, I’m onto one of my seasonal Dead jags: their early ‘70s stuff has been perfect for long, bright, early walks these past few mornings.



For those waiting for a Gillian Welch blog, by the way, I’ll try and do something in the next day or two – though you could do worse than check out the review of “The Harrow And The Harvest” in this month’s Uncut.

1 Tinariwen – Title Unknown (V2)

2 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – There Is No God (Domino)

3 Weyes Blood & The Dark Juices – The Outside Room (Not Not Fun)

4 Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On: 40th Anniversary Edition (Universal)

5 Blondie – Panic Of Girls (Noble ID)

6 Tangerine Dream – Zeit: Expanded Edition (Esoteric)

7 Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)

8 Mark Kozelek – Live At Union Chapel & Sodra Teatern (Caldo Verde)

9 Van Dyle Parks – Dreaming Of Paris/Wedding In Madagascar (Farnaina) (Bananastan)

10 Van Dyke Parks – Wall Street/ Money Is King (Bananastan)

11 Heirlooms Of August – Forever The Moon (Caldo Verde)

12 The Horrors – Skying (XL)

13 CSS – La Liberacion (V2)

14 Deep Magic – Lucid Thought (Circa)