Interesting bit of heat around the blog last week about Neil Young’s “Le Noise”, where as a result of expressing mild scepticism about Daniel Lanois’ production schtick, I learned that, “Such a lack of musical knowledge and understanding art is unforgivable.”

Interesting bit of heat around the blog last week about Neil Young’s “Le Noise”, where as a result of expressing mild scepticism about Daniel Lanois’ production schtick, I learned that, “Such a lack of musical knowledge and understanding art is unforgivable.”



Pushing foolhardily on, here’s this week’s playlist. A strong return from Third Eye Foundation amidst this lot, and the presence of the Black Twig Pickers as a reminder that they’re in the UK around now. Try and see them if you can. This Bjørn Torske record I’ve just put on sounds pretty cool, too.

1 The Fall – The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall: Deluxe Edition (Beggar’s Banquet)

2 Roy Wood – Music Book (EMI)

3 Anna Calvi – Jezebel (Domino)

4 Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt (Black Maps)

5 Nymph – Nymph (The Social Registry)

6 Third Eye Foundation – The Dark (Ici d’Ailleurs)

7 Wooden Wand – Death Seat (Young God)

8 Sharon Van Etten – Epic (Ba Da Bing)

9 Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love (Rough Trade)

10 Twin Shadow – Twin Shadow (4AD/Terrible)

11 Laetitia Sadier – The Trip (Drag City)

12 Pussy Galore – Yu Gung (Matador)

13 Koen Holtkamp – Gravity/Bees (Thrill Jockey)

14 Black Twig Pickers – Ironto Special (Thrill Jockey)

15 Jatoma – Jatoma (Kompakt)

16 Bola Johnson – Man No Die (Vampisoul)

17 Bardo Pond – Bardo Pond (Fire)

18 The Bees – Every Step’s A Yes (Fiction)

19 Bjørn Torske – Kokning (Smalltown Supersound)