Crawling from the wreckage of the Kanye West business, “Runaway” is still stuck in my head, in spite of this week’s impressive crop.

Crawling from the wreckage of the Kanye West business, “Runaway” is still stuck in my head, in spite of this week’s impressive crop.



I daresay you’ll have questions. First, though, a quick plug for our first Club Uncut show of 2011, with the headline guest being the wonderful Hiss Golden Messenger. Feburary 9 at The Slaughtered Lamb in London, and there are more details here. Support comes , incidentally, from the Outshine Family, whose album turned up this week.

1 Various Artists – Califia: The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood (Ace)

2 Earth – Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light 1 (Southern Lord)

3 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Mercury)

4 The Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots (PIAS)

5 Eleventh Dream Day – Riot Now (Thrill Jockey)

6 Outshine Family – Galeria De La Luz (Blackmaps)

7 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Island)

8 Matt Berry – Witchazel (Acid Jazz)

9 The Dirtbombs – Party Store (In The Red)

10 Six Organs Of Admittance – Asleep On The Flood Plain (Drag City)

11 The Limiñanas – The Limiñanas (Trouble In Mind)

12 Nicky Minaj – Pink Friday (Universal Motown)

13 Sidi Touré & Friends – Sahel Folk (Thrill Jockey)

14 Banjo Or Freakout – Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries)