I was hoping to include the new Wild Beasts album, “Smother”, in this week’s rundown, but it doesn’t seem to have turned up yet. Today, hopefully.

I was hoping to include the new Wild Beasts album, “Smother”, in this week’s rundown, but it doesn’t seem to have turned up yet. Today, hopefully.



In the meantime, a lengthy playlist, and one which unfortunately features quite a few records I’d hesitate to recommend. One I can definitely get behind is the D Charles Speer album, which I’ve written about in my column in the new issue of Uncut. And if you missed yesterday’s blog, Julianna Barwick is well worth investigating, too.

How’s “The King Of Limbs” bedding down, by the way?

1 Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty)

2 Radiohead – The King Of Limbs (XL)

3 Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (New West)

4 Timber Timbre – Creep On, Creepin’ On (Full Time Hobby)

5 Moon Duo – Mazes (Souterrain Transmissions)

6 Pantha Du Prince – XI Versions Of Black Noise (Rough Trade)

7 Planningtorock – W (DFA)

8 Arbouretum – The Gathering (Thrill Jockey)

9 EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions)

10 The Feelies – Here Before (Bar None)

11 Mazes – A Thousand Heys (FatCat)

12 Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact (4AD)

13 Nick Jonah Davis – Of Time And Tides (Tompkins Square)

14 Hype Williams – One Nation (Hippos In Tanks)

15 Panda Bear – Tomboy (Paw Tracks)

16 D Charles Speer & The Helix – Leaving The Commonwealth (Thrill Jockey)

17 Flashman – To The Victor – The Spoils! (Impotent Fury)

18 Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo – Cotonou Club (Strut)

19 Rick Rizzo & Tara Key – Double Star (Thrill Jockey)

20 Antietam – Tenth Life (Carrot Top)

21 Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)

22 Eternal Tapestry – Beyond The 4th Door (Thrill Jockey)

23 Stranded Horse – Humbling Tides (Talitres)

24 Mickey Newbury – An American Trilogy (Saint Cecilia Knows/Mountain Retreat)