First off this week, a quick reminder that we’ve just announced Tinariwen as the winner of our annual Uncut Music Award. I’ve started posting transcripts of the judges’ discussions on the Uncut Music Award blog, beginning with their opinions on Tinariwen and Animal Collective. Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan, Wilco, The Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and The Low Anthem will be coming up over the next week or so.
Meanwhile, here in the office, some pretty interesting 2010 releases have started trickling in. On first listens, the first Four Tet album in four years and Vampire Weekend’s ever-more eclectic second album – is that a “Matty Groves” steal I spotted last night? I need to check – are the stand-outs for me. Check out this new DOOM EP as well, though; remixes from Thom Yorke and Dave Sitek feature.
And yep, that really is a Moondog and Julie Andrews collaboration, and I’m never going to willingly listen to it again.
2 Moondog With Julie Andrews And Martyn Green – Tell it Again – Songs Of Sense And Nonsense (Poppydisc)
4 The Growlers – Are You In Or Out? (Everloving)
5 Field Music – (Measure) (Memphis Industries)
6 AC/DC – Backtracks (Sony)
9 Beach House – Teen Dream (Bella Union)
10 Mi Ami – Cut Men (Thrill Jockey)
11 Zorch – Ouroboros (Zorch Music)
12 Erland & The Carnival – Erland & The Carnival (Static Caravan/Full Time Hobby)
13 Citay – Dream Get Together (Dead Oceans)
14 The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack (Heavenly)
15 Sean Lennon – Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Undead (Chimera)
17 Wolf People – Tiny Circles (Battered Ornaments)
18 Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino)
19 Midlake – The Courage Of Others (Bella Union)