DECEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

ABBA-ARRIVAL (Polar/Universal '76)

Annuals-BE HE ME (Ace Fu)

Antaeus-BLOOD LIBELS (Ajna)

Black Boned Angel-ASHES (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)

Boomtown Rats-s/t (Mercury '77)

Buffalo-DEAD FOREVER... (Aztec Music '72)

Clipse-HELL HATH NO FURY (Re-up Gang/Zomba)

Coloured Balls-HEAVY METAL KID (Aztec Music '74)

Deathspell Omega-KENOSE (Southern Lord)

Peter Hammill-PH7 (Virgin '79)

Josef K-ENTOMOLOGY (Domino '80-'82)

Knife-SILENT SHOUT (Mute)

KTL-s/t (Editions Mego)

Selda-s/t (B Music '76)

Sioxusie and the Banshees-VOICES ON THE AIR PEEL SESSIONS (Polydor '77-'86)

Skull Snaps-s/t (Aztec Music '73)

Stranglers-THE RAVEN (EMI '79)

Various Artists-SERIOUS TIMES (Ghetto Arc/XL)

Rachid Taha-DIWAN 2 (Wrasse)


NOVEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

Lily Allen-ALRIGHT, STILL (Capitol)

Jon Appleton/Don Cherry-HUMAN MUSIC (Water '70)

Coloured Balls-BALL POWER (Aztec Music '73)

Deftones-SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST (Maverick)

Drudkh-BLOOD IN OUR WELLS (Supernal)

ESG-COME AWAY WITH ESG (Soul Jazz '83)

the Game featuring Junior Reid-"It's Okay (One Blood)" (Geffen)

Eddie Henderson-REALIZATION/INSIDE OUT (Soul Brother '73)

Heron-UPON REFLECTION - THE DAWN ANTHOLOGY (Castle/Sanctuary '70-'72)

Rick James-STREET SONGS (Motown '81)

Khlyst-CHAOS IS MY NAME (Hydra Head)

Lady Sovereign-PUBLIC WARNING (Def Jam)

Joanna Newsom-YS (Drag City)

Sunn O)))/Boris-ALTAR (Southern Lord)

Neil Young/Crazy Horse-LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST (Reprise '70)


OCTOBER MUSIC PICKS:

Lindsey Buckingham-UNDER THE SKIN (Reprise)

Rhys Chatham-TWO GONGS (Table of the Elements '89)

Decemberists-THE CRANE'S WIFE (Capitol)

English Beat-I JUST CAN'T STOP IT (Go Feet/London '80)

Charlotte Gainsbourg-5:55 (Because)

Gong-ANGELS EGG (Virgin '73)

Peter Hammill-THE SILENT CORNER AND THE EMPTY STAGE (Virgin '74)

Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble-DRUMDANCE TO THE MOTHERLAND (Eremite '72)

Johann Johannsson-IBM 1401, A USER'S MANUAL (4AD)

Killers-"When You Were Young"  (Island)

Kode 9 + the Spaceape-MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE (Hyperdub)

Ludicra-FEX URBIS LEX ORBIS (Alternative Tentacles)

Lee Perry-ROAST FISH, COLLIE WEED & CORN BREAD (VP '76)

Scientist-DUB LANDING 1 & 2 (Auralux '81-'82)

Sisters Love-GIVE ME YOUR LOVE (Soul Jazz '69-'73)

Thin  Lizzy-JOHNNY THE FOX (Vertigo '76)

Trae-RESTLESS (Rap A Lot)

Trentemøller-THE LAST RESORT (Poker Flat)

Witchfinder General-DEATH PENALTY (Heavy Metal '82)/FRIENDS OF HELL (Heavy Metal '83)


SEPTEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

Franco Battiato-POLLUTION (Water '73)

Jacques Brel-LES BOURGEOIS (Barclay '62)

Ornette Coleman-SOUND GRAMMAR (Sound Grammar)/ORNETTE AT 12 (Impulse '69)

Bob Dylan-MODERN TIMES (Columbia)

Jam-SOUND AFFECTS (Polydor '80)

Junior Boys-SO THIS IS GOODBYE (Domino)

Mastodon-BLOOD MOUNTAIN (Reprise)

Mountain Goats-GET LONELY (4AD)

Roots-GAME THEORY (Def Jam)

Susanna and the Magical Orchestra-MELODY MOUNTAIN (Rune Gramofon)

Xasthur-SUBLIMINAL GENOCIDE (Hydra Head)

Yo La Tengo-I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU AND I WILL BEAT YOUR ASS (Matador)

AUGUST MUSIC PICKS:

Comets on Fire-AVATAR (Sub Pop)

Various Artists-CONFUZED DISCO (Mantra Vibes)

Cursive-HAPPY HOLLOW (Saddle Creek)

Dead C.-VAIN, ERUDITE AND STUPID (Ba Da Bing '87-'03)

Freddie Hubbard-RED CLAY (CTI/Epic '70)

Antonio Carlos Jobim-LOVE, STRINGS AND JOBIM (DBK Works '66)

Midlake-THE TRIALS OF VAN OCCUPANTHER (Bella Union)

Marc Moulin-THE PLACEBO YEARS 1971-1974 (Blue Note)  

Outkast-IDLEWILD (LaFace)

Plan B-WHO NEEDS ACTIONS WHEN YOU GOT WORDS? (679)

Bridget St. John-JUMBLEQUEEN (Chrysalis '74)

Slayer-CHRIST ILLUSION (American Recordings)

Soft Machine-4 (One Way '73)

Triosk-THE HEADLIGHT SERENADE (Leaf)

Ultravox-SYSTEMS OF ROMANCE (Island '78)


JULY MUSIC PICKS:

Brightblack Morning Light-s/t (Matador)

Burial-s/t (Hyperdub)

Johnny Cash-AMERICAN V: A HUNDRED HIGHWAYS (American Recordings/Lost Highway)

Cut Chemist-THE AUDIENCE IS LISTENING (Warner Bros.)

Electric Light Orchestra-ELO II (Jet '73)

ESG-KEEP ON MOVING (Soul Jazz)

Espers-II (Drag City)

Gilberto Gil-1971 (Phillips)

Milton Nascimento-MINAS (Water '75)/MILAGRE DOS PEIXES (Water '73)

Lou Reed-TRANSFORMER (RCA '72)

Scritti Politti-WHITE BREAD BLACK BEER (Rough Trade/Nonesuch)

Various Artists-STUDIO ONE SCORCHER VOL. 2 (Soul Jazz)

Thom Yorke-THE ERASER (XL)


JUNE MUSIC PICKS:
 
Alias & Tarsier-BROOKLAND/OAKLYN (Anticon)

Beirut-GULAG ORKESTRAR (Ba Da Bing!)

Boards of Canada-TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY (Warp)

Celtic Frost-MONOTHEIST (Century Media)

Rhys Chatham-DIE DONNERGOTTER (Radium '77-'86)

Kevin Coyne-MARJORY RAZORBLADE (Virgin '73)

DaBrye-TWO/THREE (Ghostly International)

First Nation-s/t (Paw Tracks)

Futureheads-NEWS AND TRIBUTES (Startime International/Vagrant)

Howlin Rain-s/t (Birdman)

Lindstrom/Prins Thomas-s/t (Eskimo)

Phoenix-IT'S NEVER BEEN LIKE THAT (Astralwerks)

Sonic Youth-RATHER RIPPED (Geffen)

Third Ear Band-MUSIC FROM MACBETH (BGO '72)

Tilly and the Wall-BOTTOMS OF BARRELS (Team Love)

Van der Graaf Generator-WORLD RECORD (Virgin '76)


MAY MUSIC PICKS:

Associates-FOURTH DRAWER DOWN (V2 '81)

Various Artists-BIG APPLE RAPPIN' (Soul Jazz '79-'83)

Boris-PINK (Southern Lord)

John Cooper Clarke-SNAP, CRACKLE (&) BOP (Epic '80)

Arnold Dreyblatt and the Orchestra of Excited Strings-LIVE AT FEDERAL HALL NATIONAL MEMORIAL, 1981 (Table of the Elements)

Gnarls Barkley-ST. ELSEWHERE (Atlantic)

Hackamore Brick-ONE KISS LEADS TO ANOTHER (Mr. Nobody '70)

Mission of Burma-THE OBLITERATI (Matador)

Opeth-GHOST REVERIES (Roadrunner)

Augustus Pablo-ROCKERS MEETS KING TUBBYS IN A FIRE HOUSE (Shanachie '80)

Lee Perry-AFRICAN ROOTS (Trojan '77)

Eliane Radigue-ELEMENTAL 2 (R.O.S.A.)

Spank Rock-YOYOYOYO (Big Dada)

Sparks-ANGST IN MY PANTS (Repertoire '82)/KIMONO MY HOUSE (Island '74)

T.I.-"What You Know" (Atlantic)

Scott Walker-THE DRIFT (4AD)

Neil Young-LIVING WITH WAR (Reprise)


APRIL MUSIC PICKS:

AFX-CHOSEN LORDS (Rephlex)

Comsat Angels-WAITING FOR A MIRACLE (Renascent '80)

Electric Light Orchestra-NO ANSWER (Epic/Legacy '72)

Fiery Furnaces-BITTER TEA (Fat Possum)

Flaming Lips-AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS (Warner Bros.)

Josephine Foster-A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING (Locust)

Ghostface Killah-FISHSCALE (Def Jam)

Markus Guentner-LONELY SOCIETY (Ware)

Ryoji Ikeda-DATAPLEX (Raster-Norton)

Morrissey-RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTERS (Attack)

Tom Moulton-A TOM MOULTON MIX (Soul Jazz '73-'82)

Om-CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS (Holy Mountain)

Arthur Russell-FIRST THOUGHT BEST THOUGHT (Audika '75-'81)

Nina Simone-TO LOVE SOMEBODY (RCA '69)

Siouxsie and the Banshees-KALEIDOSCOPE (Geffen '80)

Bubba Sparxxx-THE CHARM (Purple Ribbon/Virgin)


MARCH MUSIC PICKS:

Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan-BALLAD OF THE BROKEN SEAS (V2)

Neko Case-FOX CONFESSER BRINGS THE FLOOD (Anti-)

Donald Fagen-THE NIGHTFLY (Warner Bros. '82)

Isolée-WESTERN SHORE (Playhouse)

Madlib-THE BEAT KONDUCTA VOLS. 1-2 (Stones Throw)

Murs/9th Wonder-MURRAY'S REVENGE (Record Collection)

Pearls and Brass-THE INDIAN TOWER (Drag City)

Lee Perry-DUBSTRUMENTALS (Trojan/Sanctuary '75)

Psychic Ills-DINS (the Social Registry)

Razor X Productions-KILLING SOUND (Rephlex)

Rogers Sisters-THE INVISIBLE DECK (Too Pure)

Sparks-PROPAGANDA (Island '74)/NO. 1 IN HEAVEN (Oasis/Repertoire '79)

Various Artists-WAYFARING STRANGERS: LADIES IN THE CANYON (Numero Group '69-'76)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-SHOW YOUR BONES (Interscope)


FEBRUARY MUSIC PICKS :

ABC-THE LEXICON OF LOVE (Mercury '82)

Belle and Sebastian-THE LIFE PURSUIT (Matador)

Black Merda-THE FOLKS FROM MOTHER'S MIXER (Tuff City '70-'72)

Rosanne Cash-BLACK CADILLAC (Capitol)

Chamillionaire-THE SOUND OF REVENGE - CHOPPED & SCREWED BY OG RON C (Universal)

Various Artists-CONGOTRONICS 2 (Crammed Discs)

J Dilla-DONUTS (Stones Throw)

Robert Pollard-FROM  A COMPOUND EYE (Merge)

Sparks-HELLO YOUNG LOVERS (In The Red)

Steeleye Span-HARK! THE VILLAGE WAIT (Castle/Sanctuary '70)

Van Der Graaf Generator-THE QUIET ZONE/THE PLEASURE DOME (Virgin '77)

Young Jeezy-LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101 (Def Jam)


JANUARY MUSIC PICKS:

William Basinski-THE GARDEN OF BROKENNESS (2062)

Cat Power-THE GREATEST (Matador)

Various Artists-CULT CARGO: BELIZE BOIL UP (Numero Group)

Clipse-WE GOT IT 4 CHEAP, VOL. 2 (mixitup.com)

Diane Cluck-COUNTLESS TIMES (Voodoo-Eros)

Delta 5-SINGLES & SESSIONS '79-'81 (Kill Rock Stars)

Peter Hammill-FOOLS' MATE (Virgin '71)

Ladybug Mecca-TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC (Nu Paradigm)

Jenny Lewis/Walton Twins-RABBIT FUR COAT (Team Love)

Rema Rema-WHEEL IN THE ROSES (4AD '80)

Sparks-s/t (Wounded Bird '71)/A WOOFER IN TWEETER'S CLOTHING (Wounded Bird '72)