MUSIC PICKS FOR DECEMBER:

Fiona Apple-EXTRAODRDINARY MACHIE - Jon Brion-produced version (bootleg)

Art Brut-BANG BANG ROCK & ROLL (Fierce Panda)

Benjamin Biolay-A L'ORIGINE (EMI)

John Entwistle-SMASH YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL (Sanctuary '71)

John Martyn-THE TUMBLER (Island '68)

Ennio Morricone-CRIME AND DISSONANCE (Ipecac '69-'81)

No Neck Blues Band-QUASIS (5RC)

Various Artists-POP AMBIENT 2006 (Kompakt)

Various Artists-PROG IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD (Delay 68 '69-'77)

Van der Graaf Geenrator-GODBLUFF (Virgin '75)/STILL LIFE (Virgin '76)



MUSIC PICKS FOR NOVEMBER:

Animal Collective-FEELS (Fat Cat)

Animals and Men-REVEL IN THE STATIC (Messthetics '79-'83)

Arab Strap-THE LAST ROMANCE (Chemikal Underground)

Bigg Jus-POOR PEOPLE'S DAY (Mush)

Foo Fighters-IN YOUR HONOR - mostly the rock disc only (RCA)

Jan Jelinek-KOSMISCHER PITCH (~scape)

Mike Ladd-PRESENTS FATHER DIVINE (ROIR)

Lady Sovereign-VERTICALLY CHALLENGED (Chocolate Industries)

Thomas Mapfumo-SPIRITS TO BITE OUR EARS: THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1977-1986 (DBK Works)

Prince Far I-SILVER AND GOLD (Blood & Fire '73-'79)

Various Artists-RUN THE ROAD VOLUME 2 (679)

Skalpel-KONFUSION (Ninja Tune)

Three 6 Mafia featuring Young Buck, 8Ball & MJG-"Stay Fly" (Columbia)

Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice-THE FLOOD (Troubleman Unlimited)


MUSIC PICKS FOR OCTOBER:

Vashti Bunyan-LOOKAFTERING (DiCristina)

 Ornette Coleman-OF HUMAN FEELINGS (Antilles '79)

Danger Doom-THE MOUSE AND THE MASK (Epitaph)

Early Man-CLOSING IN (Matador)

Fall-FALL HEADS ROLL (Narnack)

Instant Automotons-ANOTHER WASTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON (Messthetics '78-'82)

Jackson and His Computer Band-SMASH (Warp)

As Mercenarias-THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE WORLD (Soul Jazz '82-'88)

Julian Priester-LOVE LOVE (ECM '74)

Steve Reid Ensemble-SPIRIT WALK (Soul Jazz)

Sunn O)))-BLACK ONE (Southern Lord)



MUSIC PICKS FOR SEPTEMBER:


Black Dice-BROKEN EAR RECORD (DFA/Astralwerks)

Cluster & Eno-s/t (Water '77)

Earth-HEX (Southern Lord)

Gorillaz-DEMON DAYS (Virgin)

Killing Joke-s/t (Virgin '80)

Little Brother-THE MINSTREL SHOW (Atlantic)

Jack Rose-KENSINGTON BLUES (VHF)

Rosebuds-BIRDS MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS (Merge)

Kanye West-LATE REGISTRATION (Roc-A-Fella)

MUSIC PICKS FOR AUGUST:

Derek Bailey-CARPAL TUNNEL (Tzadik)

Cheap Trick-DREAM POLICE (Epic '79)

Rogerio Duprat-A BANDA TROPICALISTA DO DUPRAT (Cherry Red '68)

Fairport Convention-RISING FOR THE MOON (Island '75)

Fursaxa-LEPIDOPTERA (ATP)

Kano-HOME SWEET HOME (679)

Roisin Murphy-RUBY BLUE (Echo)

New Pornographers-TWIN CINEMA (Matador)

Only Ones-THE PEEL SESSIONS (Strange Fruit '78-'80)

Paavoharju-YHA HAMARAA (Fonal)

Pelican-THE FIRE IN OUR THROATS WILL BECKON THE THAW (Hydra Head)

Sons and Daughters-THE REPULSION BOX (Domino)

Van der Graaf Generator-PRESENT (Virgin)

Vex'd-DEGENERATE (Planet Mu)


MUSIC PICKS FOR JULY:

Cage-HELL'S WINTER (Definitive Jux)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-s/t (self-released)

Cure-PORNOGRAPHY (Fiction/Rhino/Elektra '82)

Miles Davis-ASCENSEUR POUR L'ECHAFAUD (Fontana '58)

Excepter-SELF-DESTRUCTION (Fusetron)

Isolée-WE ARE MONSTERS (Playhouse)

Koushik-BE WITH (Stones Throw)

Jamie Lidell-MULTIPLY (Warp)

Popol Vuh-HEART OF GLASS (SPV '77)

Various Artists-SOUL SISTERS (Black Beauty '72-'75)

Surfjan Stevens-ILLINOIS (Asthmatic Kitty)

Various Artists-STUDIO ONE LOVERS (Soul Jazz)

Talk Talk-LAUGHING STOCK (Polydor '91)/ THE COLOUR OF SPRING (EMI '86)

Susumu Yokata-SYMBOL (Lo Recordings)


MUSIC PICKS FOR JUNE:

Various Artists-CAN YOU JACK? CHICAGO ACID AND EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE 1985-1995 (Soul Jazz)

Comus-SONG TO COMUS (Castle/Sanctuary '71-'74)

Dust-s/t (Repertoire '71)

Fall-THE COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS 1978-2004 (Castle/Sanctuary)

Fourtet-EVERYTHING ECSTATIC (Domino)

Isis-OCEANIC: REMIXES/REINTERPETATIONS (Hydra Head)

Jane-BERSEKER (Paw Tracks)

Jay-Z-REASONABLE DOUBT (Roc-A-Fella '96)

Jesu-s/t (Hydra Head)

Nas-IT WAS WRITTEN (Columbia '96)

Roll Deep-IN THE DEEP END (Relentless/Virgin)

Mark Stewart-KISS THE FUTURE (Soul Jazz '79-'05)

Tralala-s/t (Audika)

Van Der Graaf Generator-PAWN HEARTS (Virgin '71)/THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER (Virgin '70)

White Stripes-GET BEHIND ME SATAN (V2)


MUSIC PICKS FOR MAY:

Animal Collective-"Prospect Hummer" cd5 (Fat Cat)

Art Ensemble of Chicago-PHASE ONE (America '71)

Boredoms-SEADRUM/HOUSE OF SUN (Vice)

Boris-AKUMA NO UTA (Southern Lord)

Common-BE (Geffen)

Jacques Coursil-MINIMAL BRASS (Tzadik)

Cure-SEVENTEEN SECONDS (Fiction/Rhino/Elektra '80)

Electric Light Orchestra-ON THE THIRD DAY (Jet '73)

Forest-s/t (Radioactive '69)

Hawkwind-DOREMI FASOL LATIDO (EMI '72)

Quasimoto-THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LORD QUAS (Stones Throw)

Various Artists-THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE SAVAGES (Soul Jazz)

Sleater-Kinney-THE WOODS (Sub Pop)

Rachid Taha-TEKITOI (Wrasse)

Venetian Snares-ROSSZ CSILLAG ALATT SZULETETT (Planet Mu)


MUSIC PICKS FOR APRIL:

Art Ensemble of Chicago-WITH FONTELLA BASS (America '71)

Bloc Party-SILENT ALARM (Vice)

Edan-BEAUTY AND THE BEAT (Lewis)

Gang Gang Dance-GOD'S MONEY (Social Registry)

Mike Jones-WHO IS MIKE JONES? screwed and chopped version (Swishahouse)

Killers-"Mr. Brightside "(Island)

Konono No. 1 -LUBUAKU (Terp)/CONGOTRONICS (Crammed Discs)

Mountains-s/t (Apestaartje)

New Order- POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES  (Qwest '83)

Organized Konfusion-s/t (Hollywood Basic '91)

Perceptionists-BLACK DIALOGUE (Definitive Jux)

Various Artists-RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS (Essay)

Judee Sill-DREAMS COME TRUE (Water '68-'74)


MUSIC PICKS FOR MARCH:

Airborn Audio-GOOD FORTUNE (Ninja Tune)

Alog-MINIATURES (Rune Gramofon)

Dead Meadow-FEATHERS (Matador)

the Game-THE DOCUMENTARY (Aftermath)

Hamza El Din-ESCALAY: THE WATER WHEEL (Nonesuch '71)

Jam-SETTING SONS (Collector's Choice '79)

Kano-"Typical Me" cd5 (679)

M.I.A.-ARULAR (XL)

Various Artists-RUN THE ROAD (Vice)

Scritti Politti-EARLY (Rough Trade '79)

Shining-IN THE KINGDOM OF KITSCH YOU WILL BE A MONSTER (Rune Gramofon)

Various Artists-LOVE'S A REAL THING: THE FUNKY, FUZZY SOUNDS OF WEST AFRICA (Luaka Bop)

Various Artists-YELLOW PILLS: PREFILL (Numero Group '78-'82)


MUSIC PICKS FOR FEBRUARY:

Aesop Rock-FAST CARS, DANGER, FIRE AND KNIVES (Definitive Jux)

Antony & the Johnsons-I AM A BIRD NOW (Secretly Canadian)

Earth-LIVING IN THE GLEAM OF AN UNSHEATHED SWORD (Meca Blade)

Sage Francis-A HEALTHY DISTRUST (Epitaph)

Go! Team-LIGHTING, THUNDER, STRIKE (Memphis Industries)

Insect Trust-HOBOKEN SATURDAY NIGHT (Collector's Choice '70)

Juvenile-JUVE THE GREAT - SCREWED AND CHOPPED (Cash Money)

LCD Soundystem-s/t (DFA/Capitol)

BJ Nilsen-FADE TO WHITE (Touch)

This Heat-DECEIT (These '81)


MUSIC PICKS FOR JANUARY:

William Basinski-SILENT NIGHT (2062)

Bright Eyes-DIGITAL ASH IN A DIGITAL URN (Saddle Creek)

Clipse-WE GOT IT 4 CHEAP VOL. 1 (Star Trak)

Fairport Convention-ANGEL DELIGHT (Island '70)

Fall-THE REAL NEW FALL LP (Narnack)

Fiery Furnaces-EP (Rough Trade)

Green Day-AMERICAN IDIOT (Reprise)

Low-THE GREAT DESTROYER (Sub Pop)

Ian Matthews-VALLEY HI/SOME DAYS YOU EAT THE BEAR, SOME DAYS THE BEAR EATS YOU (Water '73-'74)

Stranglers-BLACK AND WHITE (EMI '78)

UGK-CHOPPED AND SCREWED (Jive)