First up, if you’ve been enjoying the Nick Cave business in the new issue of Uncut, something useful showed up on our Twitter feed the other day: a Spotify playlist of our Top 30 Cave tracks compiled by Wavey Davey 001. Thanks for that.
Second, apologies yet again for sketchy service here over the past month. Magazine work and a week off have conspired against me posting much, though I suspect it’s as much to do with getting out of a blogging rhythm as anything else. Trying hard to get back in the swing this week, and tomorrow I’ll do a review of tonight’s Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Trembling Bells show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, all being well.
Today, though, a playlist, consisting in no small part of a bunch of, I guess, significant things waiting for me when I got back in the office on Monday. More than ever this week, it’s worth reiterating that inclusion does not necessarily equal approval, though the Wyatt collaboration is pretty nice on a couple of listens. Hopefully I’ll root out some less obvious stuff for next week’s round-up.
1 Robert Wyatt, Ros Stephen, Gilad Atzmon – The Ghosts Within (Domino)
2 Win – Freaky Trigger (RPM)
3 Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (Disney Pearl)
4 El Guincho – Pop Negro (XL)
5 Soul Center – General Eclectics (Shitkatapult)
6 Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell Present KORT – Invariable Heartache (City Slang)
7 Twin Sister – Vampires With Dreaming Kids (Double Six)
8 Eric Clapton – Clapton (Reprise)
9 Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man (Columbia)
10 Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms (Static Tongues)
11 Steve Mason – Am I Just A Man (Alexis Taylor Remix) (Double Six)
12 Lo Borges – Lo Borges (Water)
13 Gang Of Four – Content (Groenland)
14 No Age – Everything In Between (Sub Pop)
15 The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Sonovox)