Thanks to everyone who contributed to last week’s very interesting playlist thread. If you haven’t had a look, there’s some good talk about the Radiohead and REM albums; dubious thanks to John E, who successfully encouraged/goaded me into unpacking a good month or two’s worth of irritation with regard to “Collapse Into Now”. Better now.
Moving on, another slightly sketchy list this week: not sure what’s happening, but I seem to be hitting a bit of a lull at the moment, where even stuff I’d expect to like (the Peaking Lights album, for instance) isn’t quite doing it for me. I blame the cricket.
As I write, the doubtless hyped Jamie Woon album is on, and Mark has just suggested that the genre of post-XX music (James Blake, Woon etc) should be called Night Bus. Or Bus-step, maybe?… Canada vs Pakistan it is.
1 Wild Beasts – Smother (Domino)
2 Michael Chapman – Fully Qualified Survivor (Light In The Attic)
3 Damon & Naomi – False Beats And True Hearts (Broken Horse)
4 Peaking Lights – 936 (Not Not Fun)
5 Various Artists – Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero Group)
6 Various Artists – Before The Fall (Ace)
7 Various Artists – Ace Story Volume Three (Ace)
8 The Pierces – You & I (Polydor)
10 Eternal Tapestry – Beyond The 4th Door (Thrill Jockey)
11 Murphy Blend – First Loss (Esoteric)
12 Louvin Brothers – Church Of Louvin (Righteous)
13 L/O/N/G – American Primitive (Glitterhouse)
14 Can – Future Days (Spoon)
15 Link Wray – Wray’s Three Track Shack (Acadia)
16 Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting (Polydor)