A nice list again this week, with a terrific new White Denim album arriving late yesterday afternoon.
Checking up on “D”, I discovered, somewhat belatedly, that White Denim had actually released an album last autumn. “Last Day Of Summer” is avalailable to download from the White Denim website, and I can totally recommend that one, too.
Before we get to the list, though, a quick plug. For the past couple of months or so, I’ve spent a fair amount of time up to my neck in the archives, putting together Uncut’s latest Ultimate Music Guide. This time, our subject is The Who, which means that, after reading innumerable confessional interviews with him, I feel like I’ve been on extended secondment in Pete Townshend’s psyche. An interesting place to visit, but you possibly wouldn’t want to live there…
Anyhow, the very best interviews, along with new reviews of every Who record and film by Uncut’s current roster of writers, have made the cut for this special issue, on sale now for £5.99. Advert over.
2 Battles – Gloss Drop (Warp)
3 Cath & Phil Tyler – Dumb Supper (MIE)
4 Tibetan Buddhist Rites From The Monasteries Of Bhutan (Sub Rosa)
5 Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
6 Alain Johannes – Spark (Rekords Rekords)
7 Neville Skelly – Poet & The Dreamer (Setanta)
8 The Feelies – Here Before (Bar None)
9 Carlton Melton – Country Ways (Mid-To-Late)
10 Booker T Jones – The Road From Memphis (Anti-)
11 Africa HiTech – 93 Million Miles (Warp)
12 This week’s obligatory mystery record
13 White Denim – D (Downtown)
15 Alex Turner – Submarine (Domino)