Belatedly following this fine haul, another really good list this week, involving as it does a couple of high-security things which I can’t discuss at the moment and plenty I can.

Belatedly following this fine haul, another really good list this week, involving as it does a couple of high-security things which I can’t discuss at the moment and plenty I can.



Afrocubism is a kind of summit meeting between various bits of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Mali scene (Bassekou Kouyate, Toumani Diabate etc) and is brilliant. And can I bang on again about the Hans Chew record, shaping up to be one of my favourites of the year?

1 Afrocubism – Afrocubism (World Circuit)

2 Sun Araw – Off Duty (Woodsist)

3 Various Artists – Imaginational Anthems Volume Four (Tompkins Square)

4 Barn Owl – Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey)

5 Big Mystery Album

6 Faun Fables – Light Of A Vaster Dark (Drag City)

7 EMAK – A Synthetic History Of EMAK 1982-88 (Universal Sound)

8 Stereolab – Not Music (Duophonic UHF)

9 Sibylle Baier – Clour Green (Orange Twin)

10 Second Mystery Album

11 Hans Chew – Tennessee And Other Stories (Divide By Zero/Three Lobed)

12 Jim Sullivan – UFO (Light In The Attic)

13 Sharon Van Etten – Epic (Ba Da Bing)

14 Comets On Fire & Growing – Jams (Silver Currant blogspot)

15 Supersilent – Supersilent 10 (Rune Grammofon)

16 Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty0