Quickly this morning, a bunch of new things we’ve been playing, as the February and March promos start arriving. A lot of comps, it seems, and a couple I don’t like at all.

Quickly this morning, a bunch of new things we’ve been playing, as the February and March promos start arriving. A lot of comps, it seems, and a couple I don’t like at all.



Auspicious arrivals, I guess, include Gil Scott-Heron singing Smog, a new Will Oldham live album, and the Holly Miranda debut, where she’s backed up by David Sitek and some other bits of TV On The Radio.

And thanks, again, for all your comments on the Top 100: It starts here if you haven’t had a look yet.

1 Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL)

2 Carlton Melton – Pass It On… (Mid-To-Late)

3 Various Artists – Warp 2010 (Warp)

4 Cluster – Qua (Klangbad/Broken Silence)

5 Ian King – Panic Grass & Fever Few (Fledg’ling)

6 Various Artists – Bob Blank: The Blank Generation – Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 (Strut)

7 Various Artists – Yeti 8 (Yeti)

8 Various Artists – Pop Ambient 2010 (Kompakt)

9 Bonny Billy & The Picket Line – Funtown Comedown (Sea Note)

10 Yeasayer – Odd Blood (Mute)

11 Various Artists – Freedom Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement 1963-82 (Soul Jazz)

12 Massive Attack – Heligoland (Virgin)

13 Various Artists – Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)

14 Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut (Domino)

15 Quasi – American Gong (Domino)

16 Holly Miranda – The Magician’s Private Library (XL)

17 Various Artists – Nigeria Special Volume Two: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (Soundway)