DECEMBER PICKS:

Various Artists-ARABIC CAFE (Rough Guide)

Clipse-ROAD TO TILL THE CASKET DROPS (mixtape)

Gaslight Anthem-THE '59 SOUND (Side One Dummy)

Glass Candy-DEEP GEMS (Italians Do It Better)

Hatfield and the North-THE ROTTERS' CLUB (Virgin '75-'76)

Tim Hardin-1 (Water '66)

Kasai All-Stars-ON THE 7TH MOON... (Crammed Discs)

Killers-DAY & AGE (Island)

Magma-KOHNTARKOSZ (Seventh '74)

Ocean-PANTHEON OF THE LESSER (Important)

Pogues-HELL'S DITCH (Rhino '90)

Sacros-s/t (Shadoks '73)

Sagittarius-THE BLUE MARBLE (Sundazed '69)

Zerby-WHERE WERE U IN '92? (Werk)

NOVEMBER PICKS:

AC/DC-BLACK ICE (Columbia)

Bullwackies All Stars-BLACK WORLD (Hardwax)

Various Artists-COSMIC BALEARIC BEATS VOL. 1 (Eskimo)

Deerhunter-MICROCASTLE/WEIRD ERA CONTINUED (Kranky)

DJ/Rupture-UPROOT (The Ambulance)

Enslaved-VERTEBRAE (Nuclear Blast)

Fennesz-BLACK SEA (Touch)

5th Dimension-THE MAGIC GARDEN (Rev-Ola '68)

Fripp/Eno-EVENING STAR (Discipline Global Media '75)

Girl Talk-FEED THE ANIMALS (Illegal Art)

Getatchew Mekuria/Ex/Guests-MOA ANBESSA (Terp '06)

Grace Jones-HURRICANE (Wall of Sound)

Menace Ruine-THE DIE IS CAST (Alien8)

Nerves-ONE WAY TICKET (Alive '76-'79)

Laura Nyro-ELI AND THE THIRTEENTH CONFESSION (Epic '68)

Lou Reed-BERLIN: LIVE AT ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE (Matador)

23 Skidoo-SEVEN SONGS (LTM '82)

Waylander-HONOUR AMONGST CHAOS (Listenable)

Kanye West-808S & HEARTBREAK (Roc-A-Fella)

Yoga'N'Ants-BETLEHEM, WE ARE ON OUR OWN (Tone Twilight)


OCTOBER PICKS:

Blue Ash-NO MORE, NO LESS (Collector's Choice '73)

Cabaret Voltaire-THE CRACKDOWN (Virgin '83)

Dungen-4 (Kemado)

Bob Dylan-TELL TALE SIGNS: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 8 (Columbia '89-'06)

Estelle featuring Kanye West-"American Boy" (Atlantic)

Grails-DOOMSDAYER'S HOLIDAY (The Temporary Residence)

Group Inerane-GUITARS FROM AGADEZ (Sublime Frequencies)

Lykke Li-YOUTH NOVELS (Atlantic)

Jay Reatard-MATADOR SINGLES '08 (Matador)

Eleanoora Rosenholm-"ALA KYAY KUOLLEILTA, HE SANOIVAT" (Fonal)

Santogold-TOP RANKING A DIPLO DUB (Mad Decent)

Scorpions-LONESOME CROW (Revisisted '72)

Tangerine Dream-RICOCHET (Virgin '75)

Terakaft-AKH ISSUDAR (World Village)

Trouble Funk-DROP THE BOMB (Funky Delicacies '80-'84)

TV On The Radio-DEAR SCIENCE (Interscope)

Venom-BLACK METAL (Castle/Sanctuary '82)

Yo Majesty-FUTURISTICALLY SPEAKING...NEVER BE AFRAID (Domino)



SEPTEMBER PICKS:

Arabian Prince-INNOVATIVE LIFE: THE ANTHOLOGY 1984-1989 (Stones Throw)

Black Beard-STRICTLY DUB WIZE (EMI '78)

Lindsey Buckingham-GIFT OF SCREWS (Reprise)

Various Artists-DUBSTARS (Echo Beach '80-'07)

Flying Lotus-LOS ANGELES (Warp)

Grace Jones-WARM LEATHERETTE (Island '80)

Muslimgauze-JAH MEARAB (Staalplaat '98)/ARMSBAZZAR (Essence '94-'97)

Radio Birdman-LIVING EYES (Citadel '78)

Ribbons-SURPRISE ATTACKS (Electric Light Music)

Sten-THE ESSENCE (Kompakt)

Tricky-WEST KNOWLE BOY (Domino)

Verve-FORTH (On Your Own)

Walkmen-YOU & ME (Gigantic)

Young Jeezy-THE RECESSION (Def Jam)

AUGUST PICKS:

Bug-LONDON ZOO (Ninja Tune)

Kate Bush-THE KICK INSIDE (EMI '78)/HOUNDS OF LOVE (EMI '85)

Clipse-PRESENTS RE-UP GANG (Koch)

Peter Gabriel-PASSION (Geffen '89)

Goldmund-THE MALADY OF ELEGANCE (Type)

Linda Lewis-LARK (Collectors' Choice '72)

Lindstrøm-WHERE YOU GO I GO TOO (Feedelity)

Muslimgauze-JAAGHEED ZARB (Staalplaat)

Randy Newman-HARPS AND ANGELS (Nonesuch)

Conor Oberst-s/t (Merge)

Suarasama-FAJAR DI ATAS AWAN (Drag City '98)

Tom Verlaine-WORDS FROM THE FRONT (Collectors' Choice '82)


JULY PICKS:

Amon Düül II-HIJACK (Revisited '74)

Jorge Ben-s/t (Dusty Groove '69)

Black Devil Disco Club-EIGHT OH EIGHT (Lo)

Gilberto Gil-s/t (Water '68)/ESPRESSO 2222 (Water '72)

MGMT-ORACULAR SPECTACULAR (Columbia)

Nadja-TOUCHED (Alien8 '06)

Various Artists-PANCADO DO MORRO (Flamin' Hots)

Pyra-THE HAUNTED HOUSE (tUMULt)

Jay Reatard-SINGLES 06-07 (In the Red)

Ulver-SHADOWS OF THE SUN (The End)


JUNE PICKS:

Cool Kids-THE BAKE SALE ( Chocolate Industries)

Various Artists-DISCO ITALIA (Strut '77-'85)

Dornenreich-IN LUFT GERIZT (Prophecy)

Grouper-DRAGGING A DEAD DEER UP A HILL (Type)

King Khan and the Shrines-THE SUPREME GENIUS OF (Vice)

Nachtmystium-ASSASSINS: BLACK MEDDLE PART 1 (Century Media)

Opeth-WATERSHED (Roadrunner)

Robert Pollard-IS OFF TO BUSINESS (Guided By Voices)

Shearwater-ROOK (Matador)

Sigur Ros-MED SUD I EYRUM VIT SPILUM ENDALAUST (XL)

Spiritualized-SONGS IN A & E (Sanctuary/Fontana)

Various Artists-STEPPAS' DELIGHT (Soul Jazz)

UFO-PHENOMENON (Chrysalis '74)



MAY PICKS:

Erykah Badu-NEW AMERYKAH PART ONE (4TH WORLD WAR) (Universal Motown)

Big Black-THE RICH MAN'S EIGHT-TRACK TAPE (Touch & Go '86-'87)

Cheap Time-s/t (In the Red)

Bill Cosby-BADFOOT BROWN & THE BUNIONS BRADFORD FUNERAL & MARCHING BAND  (Dusty Groove America '71)

Group Doueh-GUITAR MUSIC FROM THE WESTERN SAHARA (Sublime Frequencies)

Kid Creole-GOING PLACES: THE AUGUST DARNELL YEARS 1976-1983  (Strut)

M83-SATURDAYS=YOUTH (Mute)

No Age-PEACHES (Sub Pop)

Osborne-s/t (Spectral)

Quiet Village-SILENT MOVIE (!K7)

Roots-RISING DOWN (Def Jam)

Santogold-s/t (Downtown)

Bobb Trimble-HARVEST OF DREAMS (Secretly Canadian '82)

Caetano Veloso-s/t (Llilith '69)


APRIL PICKS:

Baroness-RED ALBUM (Relapse)

Various Artists-BASIC REPLAY (Basic Replay)

Los Campesinos!-HOLD ON NOW, YOUNGSTER... (Arts & Crafts)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! (Anti-)

Chic-C'EST CHIC (Atlantic '78)

John & Alice Coltrane-INFINITY (Impulse '72)

Cut Copy-IN GHOST COLORS (Modular)

DJ Rekha-BASEMENT BHANGRA (Koch)

Portishead-THIRD (Mercury)

R.E.M.-ACCELERATE (Warner Bros.)

Split Enz-DIZRHYTHMIA (Mushroom '77)

MARCH PICKS:

Autechre-QUARISTICE (Warp)

Benga-DIARY OF AN AFRO WARRIOR (Tempa)

Various Artists-BOLLYWOOD SLIDE GUITAR (Sublime Frequencies '62-'84)

Crystal Castles-s/t (Last Gang)

Toumani Diabaté-THE MANDE SESSIONS (World Circuit/Nonesuch)

Earth-THE BEES MADE HONEY IN THE LION'S SKULL (Southern Lord)

Ersen-s/t (Finders Keepers)

Hercules and Love Affair-s/t (DFA)

Chaka Khan-EPIPHANY: THE BEST OF CHAKA KHAN (Warner Bros.)

Meshuggah-OBZEN (Nuclear Blast)

Various Artists-THE SOUND OF BASSLINE (Ministry of Sound)

Tinchy Stryder-CLOUD 9: THE EP (Stryder)


FEBRUARY PICKS:

Atlas Sound-LET THE BLIND LEAD THOSE WHO CAN SEE BUT CANNOT FEEL (Kranky)

David Axelrod-SERIOUSLY DEEP (Polydor/Dusty Groove America '75)

Black Mountain-IN THE FUTURE (JagJaguwar)

Dub Trio-ANOTHER SOUND IS DYING (Ipecac)

Joe Gibbs and the Professionals-AFRICAN DUB CHAPTER THREE (VP '78)

Magma-MEKANIK KOMMANDOH (Seventh '73)

Man-RHINOS, WINOS AND LUNATICS (Esoteric '74)/LIVE AT THE PADGET ROOMS, PENARTH (Esoteric '72)

Various Artists-PAPAGAYO (Toytown '67-'73)

Re-up Gang-WE GOT IT 4 CHEAP VOL. 3 ( mixtape )

Sons and Daughters-THIS GIFT (Domino)

Sound Dimension-s/t (Soul Jazz '67-'70)

Vampire Weekend-s/t (XL)

Various Artists-WHAT'S HAPPENING IN PERNAMBUCO? (Luaka Bop)


JANUARY PICKS:

Cat Power-JUKEBOX (Matador)

Dells-SING DIONNE WARWICK'S GEATEST HITS (Cadet/Dusty Groove America '72)

Various Artists-DISCO NOT DISCO 1974-1986 (Strut)

Gil Evans Orchestra-OUT OF THE COOL (Impulse '61)

Bobby Hutcherson-SAN FRANCISCO (Blue Note '70)

Mike Ladd-NOSTALGIALATOR (Definitive Jux)

Magnetic Fields-DISTORTION (Nonesuch)

Man-DO YOU LIKE IT HERE NOW,  ARE YOU SETTLING IN? (Esoteric '71)

Valentin Silvestrov-BAGATALLEN UND SERENADEN (ECM)

Various Artists-ETHNIC MINORITY MUSIC OF SOUTHERN LAOS (Sublime Frequencies)

Carla Thomas-THE QUEEN ALONE (Stax '69)

Times New Viking-RIP IT OFF (Matador)