As you can see, plenty of interesting new things have turned up since I last posted a playlist, not least new albums from Jim O’Rourke and, amazingly, Os Mutantes. This week’s problem, though, is the immense distraction of two wonderful-sounding new boxsets from Rhino; one dedicated to Big Star, the other a four-CD set called “LA Nuggets”.

As you can see, plenty of interesting new things have turned up since I last posted a playlist, not least new albums from Jim O’Rourke and, amazingly, Os Mutantes. This week’s problem, though, is the immense distraction of two wonderful-sounding new boxsets from Rhino; one dedicated to Big Star, the other a four-CD set called “LA Nuggets”.



Hard to take these off, as you can probably imagine (and the Cope reissue sounds fantastic, too), but I’ll try and blog about some new stuff as the week goes on.

1 Various Artists – Cosmic Balearic Beats Volume Two (Eskimo)

2 Alexander Turnquist – As The Twilight Crane Dreams In Color (VHF)

3 Harmonia & Eno ’76 – Tracks And Traces Re-Released (Grönland)

4 Os Mutantes – Haih Or Amortecedor (Anti-)

5 The Cribs – Ignore The Ignorant (Wichita)

6 Arctic Monkeys – Humbug (Domino)

7 Blues Control – Local Flavor (Siltbreeze)

8 The XX – XX (XL)

9 Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor (Drag City)

10 Sparklehorse + Fennesz – In The Fishtank 15 (Konkurrent)

11 Flight Of The Conchords – Carol Brown (Youtube)

12 Yim Yames – Tribute To (Rough Trade)

13 The Fall – Last Night At The Palais: Live At Hammersmith Palais, April 1, 2007 (Sanctuary)

14 Various Artists – Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 (Rhino)

15 Various Artists – You Heard Them Here First: Rock’s Icons Before They Were Famous (Ace)

16 Tyondai Braxton – Central Market (Warp)

17 The Inner Space (Pre-Can) – Agilok And Blubbo (Wah Wah)

18 Health – Get Colour (City Slang)

19 Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide: Deluxe Edition (Universal Island)

20 Big Star – Keep An Eye On The Sky (Rhino)