MUSIC PICKS FOR DECEMBER:

Baby Huey Story-LIVING LEGEND (Water '70)

Davendra Barnhart-NINO ROJO (Young God)

Bloc Party-EP  (Dim Mak)

Cristina-DOLL IN THE BOX (ZE '80)/SLEEP IT OFF (ZE '84)

Various Artists-DFA COMPILATION #2 (DFA)

Efterklang-TRIPPER (Leaf)

Fabolous-"Breathe" cd5 (Atlantic)

Fleetwood Mac-s/t (Warner Bros. '75)

German Oak-s/t (Radioactive '72)

Mastodon-LEAVIATHAN (Relapse)

M.I.A.-PIRACY FUNDS TERRORISM VOLUME 1 (Hollertronix)

Sunn O)))-WHITE1 (Southern Lord)

Wire-ON THE BOX: 1979 (Pink Flag Audio Research)


MUSIC PICKS FOR NOVEMBER:

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti 2--THE DOLDRUMS (Paw Tracks)

Be Bop Deluxe-FUTURAMA (Harvest '75)

Nick Cave-ABBATOIR BLUES/THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS (Anti-)

Richard Crandell-MBIRA MAGIC (Tzadik)

Brian Eno-AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS (Astralwerks '78)

Fleetwood Mac-RUMOURS (Warner Bros. '77)

Jobriath-LONELY PLANET BOY (Attack/Sanctuary '73-'74)

Johan Johansson-VIROULEGU FORESTAR (Touch)

MF Doom-MM...FOOD? (Rhymesayers)

Prefects-ARE AMATEUR WANKERS (Acute '77-'79)

Arthur Russell-WORLD OF ECHO (Audika '86)

Strønen/Storløkken-HUMCRUSH (Rune Gramofon)

Trick Daddy featuring Lil' Jon and Twista-"Let's Go" (Atlantic)


MUSIC PICKS FOR OCTOBER:

American Music Club-LOVE SONGS FOR PATRIOTS (Merge)

Arcade Fire-FUNERAL (Merge)

Beans-SHOCK CITY MAVERICK (Warp)

Harold Budd/Brian Eno-AMBIENT 2: THE PLATEAUX OF MIRRORS (Astralwerks '80)

Shirley Collins & the Albion Country Band-NO ROSES (Castle/Sanctuary '71)

El-P-COLLECTING THE KID (Definitive Jux)

Interpol-ANTICS (Matador)

Isis-PANOPTICON (Ipecac)

Various Artists-NICKY SIANO'S THE GALLERY (Soul Jazz '73-'77)

Elliott Smith-FROM THE BASEMENT ON THE HILL  (Anti-) 

Brian Wilson-SMILE (Nonesuch)


MUSIC PICKS FOR SEPTEMBER:

Bjork-MEDULLA (Elektra)

John Cale-HOBO SAPIENS (Or Music)

Dizzee Rascal-SHOWTIME (XL)

Dungen-TA DET LUGNT (Subliminal Sounds)

Fiery Furnaces-BLUEBERRY BOAT (Rough Trade)

Scissor Sisters-s/t (Universal)

Rob Sonic-TELICATESSAN (Definitive Jux)

Stranglers-IV RATTUS NORVEGICUS (EMI '77)

Walkmen-BOWS AND ARROWS (Record Collection)

Patty Waters-YOU THRILL ME  (Water '60-'79)

Wiley-TREDDIN' ON THIN ICE (XL)

Zolar X-TIMELESS (Alternative Tentacles '76-'80)


MUSIC PICKS FOR AUGUST:

Airto-FREE (CTI/Epic '72)

Echo & the Bunnymen-OCEAN RAIN (Sire/Rhino '83)

Morton Feldman-PATTERNS IN A CHROMATIC FIELD (Tzadik)

Hives-TYRANNOSAURS HIVES (Interscope)

Homosexuals-ASTRAL GLAMOUR (Messthetics/Morpheus '78-'82)

M83-DEAD CITIES, RED SEAS & LOST GHOSTS (Mute)

Pearls Before Swine-THESE THINGS TOO (Water '69)

Prince Po-THE SLICKNESS (Lex)

Sunn O))))-WHITE2 (Southern Load)

Talking Heads-THE NAME OF THIS BAND IS TALKING HEADS (Sire/Rhino '77-'81)

Viktor Vaughn-(VV2) VENOMOUS VILLAIN (Insomniac)

Warren Zevon-LEARNING TO FLINCH (Giant '93)




MUSIC PICKS FOR JULY:

Doctor Mix and the Remix-WALL OF NOISE (Acute '79-'80)

8Ball & MJG-LIVING LEGENDS - CHOPPED AND SCREWED (Bad Boy)

Franz Ferdinand-s/t (Domino/Epic)

Serge Gainsbourg-L'HOMME A TETE DE CHOU (Mercury '76)

Mountain Goats-WE SHALL ALL BE HEALED (4AD)

Neurosis-THE EYE OF EVERY STORM (Neurot)

Roots-THE TIPPING POINT (Geffen)

Stranglers-NO MORE HEROES (EMI '77)


MUSIC PICKS FOR JUNE:

Dorothy Ashby-AFRO-HARPING (Cadet '68)

Black Dice-CREATURE COMFORTS (DFA)

Mash Out Posse-s/t (Fast Life Entertainment)

Modest Mouse-GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE BAD NEWS (Epic)

Morrissey-YOU ARE THE QUARRY (Attack/Sanctuary)

A.C. Newman-THE SLOW WONDER (Matador)

Sonic Youth-SONIC NURSE (DGC)

Toots & the Maytals-FUNKY KINGSTON/IN THE DARK (Island '72-'73)

Two Lone Swordsmen-THE DOUBLE GONE CHAPEL (Warp)

Wilco-A GHOST IS BORN (Nonesuch)

Warren Zevon-STAND IN THE FIRE (Asylum '80)/THE ENVOY (Asylum '82)


MUSIC PICKS FOR MAY:

Animal Collective-SUNG TONGS (Fat Cat)

Charlamabides-JOY SHAPES (Kranky)

Deathprod-MORALS & DOGMA (Rune Gramofon)

Divine Comedy-ABSENT FRIENDS (Nettwerk America)

DNA-ON DNA (No More '78-'82)

Various Artists-GRIME (Rephlex)

Konk-THE SOUND OF KONK: TALES OF THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND 1981-88 (Soul Jazz)

Gyorgy Ligeti-CONTINUUM/10 STUCKE FUR BLASER/ARTIKULATION/GLISSANDI/ORGEL-ETUDEN/VOLUMINO (Wergo '84)

Mission Of Burma-ONOFFON (Matador)

Murs-3:16 (Definitive Jux)

Nas-ILLMATIC (Columbia '94)

Slits-RETURN OF THE GIANT SLITS (Epic '81)

Spektrum-THE WORLD OF SPEKTRUM (Playhouse)

Streets-A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE (Vice/Atlantic)

Various Artists-STUDIO ONE DUB (Soul Jazz)

MUSIC PICKS FOR APRIL:

Bad Plus-GIVE (Columbia)

Black Dice-"Miles Of Smiles" cd5 (DFA)

Glenn Branca-LESSON #1 (Acute '80-'82)

Various Artists-COME TO THE SUNSHINE: SOFT POP NUGGETS FROM THE WEA VAULTS (Rhino Handmade)

Bob Dylan-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 6: LIVE 1964 (Columbia)

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto-GETZ/GILBERTO (Verve '63)

Various Artists-HALLUCINATIONS: PSYCHEDELIC POP NUGGETS FROM THE WEA VAULTS (Rhino Handmade)

Superpitcher-HERE COMES LOVE (Kompakt)

Usher-"Yeah" cd5 (Arista)

Vast Aire-LOOK MOM...NO HANDS (Chocolate Industries)

Wiley-"Wot Do You Call It?" cd5 (XL)


MUSIC PICKS FOR MARCH:

cLOUDDEAD-TEN (Mush)

Lizzy Mercier Descloux-PRESS COLOR (ZE '79)/MAMBO NASSAU (ZE '80-'82)

Echo & the Bunnymen-PORCUPINE (Sire '83)

Madvillain-MADVILLAINY (Stones Throw)

Metal Boys-TOKIO AIRPORT (Acute '80)

Joanna Newsom-THE MILK-EYED MENDER (Drag City)

Judee Sill-s/t (Rhino Handmade '71)

Soft Machine-VOLUME 2 (MCA/One Way '69)

Xiu Xiu-FABULOUS MUSCLES (5RC)


MUSIC PICKS FOR FEBRUARY:

Air-TALKIE WALKIE (Astralwerks)

A Certain Ratio-THE GRAVEYARD AND THE BALLROOM (Universal Sound/Soul Jazz '80)

DJ Dangermouse-THE GREY ALBUM ( bootleg )

DMZ-s/t (Sepiatone '78)

Espers-s/t (Locust)

Flesheaters-NO QUESTIONS ASKED (Atavistic '80)

Luomo-THE PRESENT LOVER (Kinetic)

Arthur Russell-THE WORLD OF ARTHUR RUSSELL (Soul Jazz)/CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT (Audika '85-'90)

Various Artists-SATIN DUSTBIN (Ursula 1000 '73-'76)

TV On The Radio-DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABES (Touch & Go)

Kanye West-THE COLLEGE DROPOUT (Roc-A-Fella)


MUSIC PICKS FOR JANUARY:

Buck 65-TALKIN' HONKY BLUES (Warner Music Canada)

Miles Davis-KIND OF BLUE (Columbia '59)

Ghost-HYPNOTIC UNDERWORLD (Drag City)

Homosexuals-CD (ReR/X '78)

Kelis-TASTY (Star Trak/Arista)

Lyrics Born-LATER THAT DAY... (Quannum Projects)

Roger McGuinn-s/t (Sundazed '73)

Mekons-PUNK ROCK (Quarterstick)

Meic Stevens-OUTLANDER (Rhino Handmade '71)

Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx-"Slow Jamz" (Atlantic)

Tom Verlaine-FLASH LIGHT (Collector's Choice '87)

Various Artists-ZIGZAG (RPM '70-'74)