Happy New Year everyone, and apologies for not having posted anything earlier in the week (though I was sorely tempted to write something gloating about Jermaine Beckford and so on, off topic). Snow notwithstanding, it’s approaching business as usual here now, hence the longish playlist I’ve managed to assemble over the past couple of days.

Happy New Year everyone, and apologies for not having posted anything earlier in the week (though I was sorely tempted to write something gloating about Jermaine Beckford and so on, off topic). Snow notwithstanding, it’s approaching business as usual here now, hence the longish playlist I’ve managed to assemble over the past couple of days.



Not all new winners, needless to say, and there are at least a couple of records here I’d be happy not to hear again. But not a bad start to the year, and the Galaxie 500 reissues, in particular, seem particularly apposite at the moment. I’ll try and get back into the swing of things in the next few days, deadlines permitting; that Vampire Weekend blog is particularly pressing, I guess.

1 The Hot Rats – Turn Ons (G&D Records)

2 Tamikrest – Adagh (Glitterhouse)

3 To Rococo Rot – Speculation (Domino)

4 The Whitefield Brothers – Earthology (Now Again)

5 Galaxie 500 – On Fire (Domino)

6 Magic Lantern – Dark Cicadas (MP3)

7 Various Artists – We Are Proud Of Our Choices: Mixed By Ewan Pearson (Kompakt)

8 Jonsi – Go (Parlophone)

9 Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – Come And Get It (Parlophone)

10 Various Artists – Kompakt Pop Ambient 2010 (Kompakt)

11 Bird Show Band – Bird Show Band (Fire)

12 FJ McMahon – Spirit Of The Golden Juice (Rev-Ola)

13 Cold War Kids – Behave Yourself (Downtown)

14 Massive Attack – Heligoland (Virgin)

15 Various Artists – Crazy Heart: Original Soundtrack (New West)

16 Field Music – (Measure) (Memphis Industries)

17 Bardo Pond – Bufo Alvarius (Fire)

18 Sizzla – Crucial Times (VP)

19 Galaxie 500 – Today (Domino)