Some respite, finally, from the Great Lost goose chase – though I probably should reassure JB23 that Miracle Legion’s “Me And Mr Ray” makes it into the 50 list we’ve published in the new Uncut.

Some respite, finally, from the Great Lost goose chase – though I probably should reassure JB23 that Miracle Legion’s “Me And Mr Ray” makes it into the 50 list we’ve published in the new Uncut.



Moving on, plenty of newish business here. Maximum Balloon is David Sitek’s new project, if you hadn’t heard, and I’m particularly enjoying Superpitcher’s first album in God knows how long. Tempting as it is to try and provoke another comments shitstorm this week, though, I’m not really in the mood: in a shocking development, the record I’ve liked least here is the new Brandon Flowers single. Sorry and all…

1 Maximum Balloon – Five-Track Sampler (Fiction)

2 Superpitcher – Kilimanjaro (Kompakt)

3 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso + Stearica – Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso Invade Stearica (Homeopathic/Robot Elephant)

4 Various Artists – Total 11 (Kompakt)

5 The Fresh & Onlys – Impending Doom (Agitated)

6 Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde)

7 Freedom Hawk – Stand Back/My Road (Myspace)

8 The Grateful Dead – Live at the Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 (Rhino)

9 Hawkwind – Hawkwind (EMI)

10 Everything Everything – Man Alive (Geffen)

11 Dr John – Tribal (Proper)

12 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty (Mercury)

13 Kemialliset Ystävät – Ullakkopalo (Fonal)

14 Brandon Flowers – Crossfire (Mercury)

15 Spider Murphy Gang – Skandal Im Sperrbezirk (Youtube)

16 Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep (Heavenly)