NOVEMBER MUSIC PICKS

Black Dice-BEACHES & CANYONS  (DFA)

Missy Elliott-"Work It" cd5 (Elektra)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor-YANQUI U.X.O. (Kranky)

Jay-Z-THE BLUEPRINT 2: THE GAME AND THE CURSE (Roc-A-Fella)
Y'know, putting out 4 albums in 14 months just might not be the greatest idea. There's a fine 12-song, 45-minute album here, but even " '03 Bonnie & Clyde" doesn't match his usual standards for singles.

Spoon-KILL THE MOONLIGHT (Merge)

Streets-ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL (Vice/Atlantic)

Talib Kweli-QUALITY (Rawkus)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-"Miracle " cd5 (Touch & Go)



OCTOBER MUSIC PICKS


El-P-FANDAM PLUS (Definitive Jux)

Fennesz-FIELD RECORDINGS 1995-2002 (Touch)

Flaming Lips-FINALLY THE PUNK ROCKERS ARE TAKING ACID (Restless/Rykodisc '83-'88)

Jurassic 5-POWER IN NUMBERS (Interscope)

Kills-BLACK ROOSTER E.P. (Dim Mak)

Pilote-KING FOOD (Certificate 17)

Lou Reed-TAKE NO PRISONERS (Arista '78)

Shearwater-EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES (Misra)

Sigur Ros-{ } (MCA)

Jimmy Smith-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Blue Note/Verve)


SEPTEMBER MUSIC PICKS

Boom Bip-SEED TO SUN (Lex )

Neko Case-BLACKLISTED (Bloodshot)

Damned-DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED (Castle/Sanctuary '77)

High On Fire -SURROUNDED BY THIEVES (Relapse)

Low -TRUST (Kranky)

Pattern-REAL FEELNESS (Lookout)

RJD2-DEADRINGER (Definitive Jux)

Roxanne Shante-THE BEST OF COLD CHILLIN' (Landspeed)

Wire-READ AND BURN 02 (Pink Flag)


AUGUST MUSIC PICKS

some of Various Artists-THE BEST OF BOOM SELECTOR VOL. 2 (bootleg)

Clipse-"Grindin' " (Arista)

Dalek -FROM FILTHY TONGUE OF GODS AND GRIOTS ( Ipecac )

DJ/Rupture -GOLD TEETH THIEF (Violent Turd)

Interpol -TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS (Matador)

Liars -THEY THREW ALL OF US IN A TRENCH AND STUCK A MONUMENT ON TOP (Blast First/Mute)

Beth Orton-DAYBREAKER (Astralweks)

Sleater-Kinney-ONE BEAT (Kill Rock Stars)

Soft Boys -NEXTDOORLAND (Matador)

Linda Thompson-FASHIONABLY LATE (Rounder)

VHS or Beta-LE FUNK (On)

Who-MY GENERATION (DELUXE EDITION) (MCA '65)



JULY MUSIC PICKS

Colin Blunstone-ONE YEAR (Epic '71)

Various Artists-DREAD MEETS PUNK ROCKERS UPTOWN (EMI '76-'77)

Flaming Lips -YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS (Warner Bros.)

Interpol-"PDA" cd5 (Matador)

Nappy Roots-WATERMELON, CHICKEN & GRITS (Atlantic)

Randy Newman-GOOD OL' BOYS (Rhino '74)

Reputation -s/t (Initia l)

Supercollider-RAW DIGITS (Rise Robots Rise)

Wire-READ AND BURN (Pink Flag )



JUNE MUSIC PICKS:

Atmosphere-GOD LOVES UGLY (Fat Beats)

Blackalicious-BLAZING ARROW (MCA0

Bright Eyes-LIFTED OR THE STORY IS IN THE SOIL (Saddle Creek)
Review forthcoming.

Peter Gabriel-2 (Geffen '78)

Guided By Voices-UNIVERSAL TRUTHS AND CYCLES (Matador)

Kelis-WANDERLAND (Virgin)

Kid 606 -THE ACTION PACKED MENTALLIST BRINGS YOU THE FUCKING JAMS (Violent Turd)

Sonny Sharrock-MONKEY-POCKIE BOO (Sunspot '70)

Tweet-SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD (Elektra)


MAY MUSIC PICKS:

Bright Eyes-THERE IS NO BEGINNING TO THE STORY EP (Saddle Creek)

A Certain Ratio-EARLY ( Soul Jazz '79-'85)
Review coming.

Alice Coltrane-ETERNITY (Sepiatone '76)

Elvis Costello -WHEN I WAS CRUEL (Island)

Mark Eitzel-MUSIC FOR COURAGE & CONFIDENCE (New West)

El-P-FANTASTIC DAMAGE (Definitive Jux)

Various Artists-MY HOUSE IN MONMARTE (Astralweks)

Organized Konfusion-STRESS: THE EXTINCTION AGENDA (Hollywood Basic '94)

Puffy Ami Yumi-AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (Bar None '96-'02)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-s/t ( Wichita )


APRIL MUSIC PICKS:

Anti-Pop Consortium-ARRHYTHMIA (Warp)

Various Artists-THE BEST BOOTLEGS IN THE WORLD EVER... (no label)
Review coming soon. High points of these remixes: Christina Aguilera vs. the Strokes, Missy Elliott vs. a punk song I can't remember, D-12 vs. Depeche Mode, TLC (R.I.P. Left Eye) vs. Human League, Salt-N-Pepa va. Stooges

Desaparecidos-READ MUSIC/SPEAK SPANISH ( Saddle Creek )

Dirtbombs-ULTRAGLIDE IN BLACK ( In The Red )

Missy Elliott/Various Remixers-FREAKBITCHLICKFLY (Violent Turd)

Richard Hell -TIME (Matador '75-'84)

Jimmy Eat World-s/t (Dreamworks)
Emo for arenas and Top 40 radio, this is my guilty pleasure of the year.

Pet Shop Boys-RELEASE (Sanctuary)

Rocket From The Tombs-THE DAY THE EARTH MET THE ROCKET FROM THE BOMBS ( Smog Veil '75)

2 Many DJs -AS HEARD ON SOULWAX (PIAS)
Or maybe it's a CD-R?

Wilco-YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT (Nonesuch)

Gary Wilson-YOU THINK YOU REALLY LIKE ME (Motel '77)


MARCH MUSIC PICKS:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead-SOURCE TAGS & CODES (Interscope)

Boards Of Canada-GEOGADDI (Warp)

Buck 65-MAN OVERBOARD (Anticon)

Clinic-WALKING WITH THEE (Domino)

Deep Puddle Dynamics-"More Than June" cd5 (Anticon)

parts of Various Artists-DISCO NOT DISCO 2 (Strut)

Arnold Dreyblatt-THE ADDING MACHINE (Cantaloupe)

Hives-YOUR NEW FAVORITE BAND (Poptones '97-'00)

Lambchop-IS A WOMAN (Merge)

Nas-"Got Ur Self A..." cd5 (Columbia)

Andrew W.K.-I GET WET (Island)


FEBRUARY MUSIC PICKS:

Adult-RESCUCITATION (Extant Audio)

Aesop Rock-DAYBREAK (Definitive Jux)

Chemical Brothers-COME WITH US (Astralwerks)

Alice Coltrane-TRANSFIGURATION (Sepiatone '78)

Cornelius-POINT (Matador)

Various Artists-DEFINITIVE JUX PRESENTS II (Definitive Jux)

Elbow-ASLEEP IN THE BACK (V2)

Freelance Hellraiser (Christina Aguilera vs. the Strokes)-"A Stroke Of Genie-Us" (bootleg)

Various Artists-IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS RHYTHM (Soul Jazz '78-'82)

Bert Jansch-NICOLA (Sanctuary '67)

James Lavelle-FABRICLIVE: 01 (Fabric)

Kathy McGinty-s/t (Hamburger)

Various Artists-NIGERIA 70 (Strut)

Various Artists-THE VERY BEST BOLLYWOOD SONGS II (Outcaste '49-'01)


JANUARY MUSIC PICKS:

Various Artists-CAN'T STOP IT: AUSTRALIAN POST-PUNK '78-'82 (Chapter)

Soundtrack-EBAN & CHARLEY (Merge)

Neil Halstead-SLEEPING ON ROADS (4AD)

Joyce-s/t (Polygram '68)

Kid Acne-RAP TRAFFIC (Invisible Spies)

parts of  Mystikal-TARANTULA (Jive), Scarface-THE LAST OF A DYING BREED (Rap A Lot) & Matthew Shipp-NU BOP (Thirsty Ear)

Soundtrack-MULHOLLAND DRIVE (Milan)

Miroslav Vitous-INFINITE SEARCH (Collectables '70)

Wu-Tang Clan-IRON FLAG (Loud)