Thanks for all your comments to last week’s purgative 2010 disappointments thread. Now we’ve got that our of our systems, this week’s playlist features plenty of 2011 releases, as you can see.

Thanks for all your comments to last week’s purgative 2010 disappointments thread. Now we’ve got that our of our systems, this week’s playlist features plenty of 2011 releases, as you can see.



A few glosses: Desertshore are an instrumental band anchored by Phil Carney from Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon, produced by Mark Kozelek. Ryan Francesconi is Joanna Newsom’s musical director. Neville Skelly is the brother of James Skelly from The Coral (“The Butterfly House”, actually, is one of a bunch of records this year I’ve liked a lot but neglected to write about; I’ll try and have a mop-up before Christmas).

The Royal Trux albums are part of a reissue programme being rolled out by Domino. And Jon Savage’s “Meridian 1970” came to the surface during a major inventory of the CD mountains at home – fortuitously, since I’d been thinking about it the other day, actually, and about how it tapped into the same vibes as the “Wah Wah Cowboys” mix I’ve been on about for a while.

1 Desertshore – Drifting Your Majesty (Caldo Verde)

2 Joan As Police Woman – The Deep Field (Play It Again Sam)

3 Ryan Francesconi – Parables (Rowing At Sea/Drag City)

4 Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over (Third Man/Nonesuch)

5 Deerhoof – Deerhoof Vs Evil (ATP Recordings)

6 Royal Trux – Cats And Dogs (Domino)

7 Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds – Under Streetlight Glow (Bella Union)

8 Various Artists – Meridian 1970 (Forever Heavenly)

9 Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 – Northern Aggression (Blue Rose)

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

11 Girls – Broken Dreams Club (Turnstile)

12 Neville Skelly – He Looks A Lot Like Me (Setanta)

13 James Blake – Album Sampler (?)

14 Jatoma – Jatoma (Kompakt)

15 Royal Trux – Royal Trux (Skulls) (Domino)

16 Terry Riley – Descending Moonshine Dervishes (Kuckuck Schallplatten)

17 Robert Mitchum – Calypso-Is Like So… (Rev-Ola)