A sterling effort in the office as I type, since we’re having a go at listening to the Lou Reed and Metallica album in its entirety.
A lot of good things in this bundle, anyhow: the Will Oldham reissues; a new Necks album; the first fruits of Sun Araw’s Jamaican trip, Duppy Gun Productions; Eyvind Kang; the mighty Howlin Rain; and a terrific Hans Chew live EP to download for free. Oh, and my extensive end of year list should be up for scrutiny tomorrow, hopefully.
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1 Palace Music – Lost Blues And Other Songs (Domino)
2 Hans Chew – Live At The Earl (free from noisetrade.com/hanschew)
3 Eyvind Kang – The Narrow Garden (Kranky)
4 The Kinks – Arthur (Universal)
5 Howlin Rain – The Russian Wilds (American)
6 The Necks – Mindset (RER)
7 Palace Music – Viva Last Blues (Domino)
8 Dayone – Multiply/Early One – Earth (Duppy Gun Productions)
9 Doug Jerebine – Is Jesse Harper (Drag City)
10 Various Artists – Golden Beirut: New Sounds From Lebanon (Out Here)
11 Jason Urick – I Love You (Thrill Jockey)
12 Michael Chapman – The Resurrection And Revenge Of The Clayton Peacock (Blast First Petite)
13 Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu (Vertigo)