DECEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

Anika-s/t (Stones Throw)

Various Artists-BANGS & WORKS VOL. 1 (Planet Mu)

Celtic Frost-TO MEGA THERION (Sanctuary '86)

Various Artists-DISCO DISCHARGE: PINK POUNDERS (Harmless '79-'88)/DISCO LADIES (Harmless)

Foetus-HIDE (Ectopic Entertainment)

Bettye LaVette-DO YOUR DUTY (Sundazed '69-70)

Lee Perry-PRESENTS DUB TREASURES FROM THE BLACK ARK (Jamaican '76'78)

Various Artists-PSYCH FUNK SA-RE-GA! (World Psychedelic Funk Classics '70-'83)

Jim Sullivan-U.F.O. (Light in the Attic '69)

Waka Flocka Flame-FLOCKAVELI (Asylum)

Kanye West-MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY (Roc-A-Fella)

Bill Withers-NAKED & WARM (Reel Music '76)

NOVEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

Shirley Collins-SWEET ENGLAND (A Wing And A Prayer '59)

Darkstar-NORTH (Hyperdub)

Drudkh-HANDFUL OF STARS (Season of Mist)

Cee-Lo Green-THE LADY KILLER (Elektra)

Kylesa-SPIRAL SHADOW (Season of Mist)

Bettye LaVette-INTERPRETATIONS (Anti-)

Paul McCartney/Wings-BAND ON THE RUN (Hear '73)

Mobb Deep-THE INFAMOUS (Loud '95)

Opeth-IN LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL (Roadrunner)

Various Artists-RIDDIM BOX (Soul Jazz)

Robyn-BODY TALK (Interscope)

Bruce Springsteen-TUNNEL OF LOVE (Columbia '87)

OCTOBER MUSIC PICKS:

Belle and Sebastian-WRITE ABOUT LOVE (Matador)

Bob Dylan-THE WITMARK DEMOS, 1962-1964: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 9 (Columbia)

E.M.A.K.-THE SYNTHETIC SOUND OF E.M.A.K. 1982-1988 (Universal Sound)

Peter Gordon/Love of Life Orchestra-s/t (DFA '79-'10)

Mary Halvorson Quintet-SATURN SINGS (Firehouse 12)

Mark McGuire-LIVING WITH YOURSELF (Editions Mego)

Orb/David Gilmour-METALLIC SPHERES (Coumbia)

Rah Digga-CLASSIC (Raw Koncept)

Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom-DUPPY WRITER (Big Dada)

Salem-KING NIGHT (Iamsound)

Marnie Stern-s/t (Kill Rock Stars)

This Heat-DECEIT (This Is '81)

Torche-SONGS FOR SINGLES (Hydra Head)

Dustin Wong-INFINITE LOVE (Thrill Jockey)

Zola Jesus-VALUSIA (Sacred Bones)



SEPTEMBER MUSIC PICKS:

Roy Ayers-LOTS OF LOVE (Universal Sound '83)

Bathory-HAMMERHEART (Black Mark '90)

Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg-s/t (Light in the Attic '69)

Rhys Chatham-A CRIMSON GRIAL (Nonesuch)

Christian Mistress-AGONY AND OPIUM (20 Buck Spin)

Deerhunter-HALCYON DIGEST (4AD)

Expressway Yo-Yo-BUBBLETHUG (Weird Forest)

Grinderman-2 (Anti-)

Tommy Keene-TOMMY KEENE YOU HEAR ME (Second Motion '83-'09)

Lil B-RAIN IN ENGLAND (Weird Forest)

DJ Nate-DA TRAK GENIUS (Planet Mu)

Nite Jewel-AM I REAL? (self-released)

Lee Perry-SOUND SYSTEM SCRATCH (Pressure Sounds '73-'79)

Swans-MY FATHER WILL GUIDE ME UP A ROPE IN THE SKY (Young God)

Trees-THE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNEY (Sony BMG '70)

AUGUST MUSIC PICKS:

Die Antwoord-5 (Interscope)

Arcade Fire-THE SUBURBS (Merge)

Autechre-MOVE OF TEN (Warp)

Kevin Ayers-WHATEVERSHEBRINGSWESING (EMI '72)

Black Sabbath-HEAVEN AND HELL (Warner Bros. '80)

James Blackshaw-ALL IS FALLING (Young God)

Earth and Fire-ATLANTIS (Esoteric '73)

El-P-WE'REALLGOINGTOHELLMIXXX3 (Gold Dust)

Walter Gibbons-JUNGLE MUSIC (Strut '76-'86)

Various Artists-I LOVE FUNKY (Rinse)

Terje Rypdal-CRIME SCENE (ECM)

Ike & Tina Turner-RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH (A&M 'X)

Witchery-WITCHKRIEG (Century Media)

Yaotl Mictlan-DENTRO DEL MANTO GRIS DE CHAAC (Candlelight)

JULY MUSIC PICKS:

Big Boi-SIR LUSCIOUS LEFT FOOT (Def Jam)

Brainticket-PSYCHONAUT (Reactive '72)

The-Dream-LOVE KING (Def Jam)

Arnaud Fleurent-Didier-LA REPRODUCTION (Columbia France)

Hawklords-25 YEARS ON (Atomhenge '78)

Robert Hood-OMEGA (MPlant)

Junior Murvin-POLICE AND THIEVES (Island '77)

Kode 9-DJ KICKS (K7)

Lorn-NOTHING ELSE (Brainfeeder)

M.I.A.-MAYA (Interscope)

Nachtmystium-ADDICTS BLACK MEDDLE PART 2 (Century Media)

Willie Nelson-SHOTGUN WILLIE (Atlantic '73)

Quintessence-SELF (Esoteric '72)

Les Rallizes Denudés-BLIND BOY HAS HIS MOTHER'S EYES (Phoenix)

Various Artists-SHANGAAN ELECTRO (Honest Jon's '06-'09)

Charanjit Singh-TEN RAGAS TO A DISCO BEAT (Bombay Connection '82)

Various Artists-SOLID GOLD (Italians Do It Better)

Terror Danjah-POWER GRID (Planet Mu)

Thin Lizzy-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Mercury '72-)

JUNE MUSIC PICKS:

Actress-SPLASZH (Honest Jon's)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-BEFORE EARLY (4AD)

Dadawah-PEACE AND LOVE (Dug Out '74)

Dolphins Into the Future-THE MUSIC OF BELIEF (Release the Bats)

Emeralds-WHAT HAPPENED (No Fun)/DOES IT LOOK LIKE I'M HERE? (Editions Mego)

Kris Kristofferson-PLEASE DON'T TELL ME HOW THE STORY ENDS: THE PUBLISHING DEMOS 1968-1972 (Light in the Attic)

Janelle Monae-THE ARCHANDROID (Bad Boy)

Paul Motian Trio-LOST IN A DREAM (ECM)

National Health-s/t (Esoteric '78)

Slade-SLAYED? (Salvo '72)

Sleigh Bells-TREATS (Mom & Pop)

Soft Cell-NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET (Mercury '81)

Gabor Szabo-JAZZ RAGA (Light in the Attic '67)

Xasthur-PORTAL OF SORROW (Disharmonic Variation)

Yakuza-OF SEISMIS CONSEQUENCE (Profound Lore)

MAY MUSIC PICKS:

Various Artists-DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK (Soul Jazz '72-'83)

Fall-YOUR FUTURE OUR CLUTTER (Domino)

Flying Lotus-COSMOGRAMMA (Warp)

Sage Francis-LI(F)E (Anti)

Genesis-THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY (Atlantic '74)

Larry Edgar Gordon-CELESTIAL VIBRATION (Universal Sound '78)

Antonio Carlos Jobim-STONE FLOWER (Epic '70)

Kayo Dot-COYOTE (Hydra Head)

Ladies of the Eighties-EIGHTIES LADIES (Universal Sound '80)

LCD Soundystem-THIS IS HAPPENING (DFA/Virgin)

Motor City Drum Ensemble-RAW CUTS VOL, 1 (Faces)

National-HIGH VELVET (4AD)

Prince Jammy-STRICTLY DUB (Pressure Sounds)

Toro Y Moi-CAUSES OF THIS (Carpark)

APRIL MUSIC PICKS:

Erykah Badu-NEW AMERYKAH VOL. 2: RETURN OF THE ANKH (Universal Motown)

Hooded Menace-NEVER CROSS THE DEAD (Profound Lore)

Ikonika-CONTACT LOVE WANT HAVE (Hyperdub)

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings-I LEARNED THE HARD WAY (Daptone)

Madlib-MEDICINE SHOW 4 (Stones Throw)

MGMT-CONGRATULATIONS (Columbia)

Phantom Band-FREEDOM OF SPEECH (Bureau B '81)/s/t (Bureau B '80)

Starkey-EAR DRUMS AND BLACK HOLES (Planet Mu)

Titus Andronicus-THE MONITOR (XL)

Triptykon-ERARISTERA DAIMONES (Century Media)

Vex'd-CLOUD SEED (Planet Mu)

Bill Withers-+'JUSTMENTS (Reel Music '74)

Wooden Shjips-VOL. 2 (Sick Thirst)


MARCH MUSIC PICKS:

Beach House-TEEN DREAM (Sub Pop)

Various Artists-DANCEHALL 2 (Soul Jazz)

Einstürzende Neubauten-DRAWINGS OF O.T. (Potomak '83)

Gonjasufi-A SUFI AND A KILLER (Warp)

Gorillaz-PLASTIC BEACH (Virgin)

High On Fire-SNAKES FOR THE DIVINE (E1)

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists-THE BRUTALIST BRICKS (Matador)

Loscil-ENDLESS FALLS (Kranky)

Ludicra-THE TENANT (Profound Lore)

Method Actors-THIS IS STILL IT (Acute '80-'81)

Joanna Newsom-HAVE ONE ON ME (Drag City)

Various Artists-POMEGRANATES (Finders Keepers)

Porcupine Tree-FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET (Atlantic '07)

Rotting Christ-AEALO (Season of Mist)

Runaways-QUEENS OF NOISE (Cherry Red '77)

Venom-AT WAR WITH SATAN (Sanctuary '83)

FEBRUARY MUSIC PICKS:

Amanaz-AFRICA (QDK/Normal '75)

Bob Blank-THE BLANK GENERATION 1975-1987 (Strut)

Various Artists-BRAZILIAN GUITAR FUZZ BANANAS: TROPICALIA PSYCHEDELIC MASTERPIECES 1967-1976 (Tropicalia in Furs)

Glen Brown/King Tubby-BIG DUB (Rock A Shacka)

Sandy Denny-THE NORTH STAR GRASSMAN AND THE RAVEN (Island '71)

Charlotte Gainsbourg-IRM (Because/Elektra)

Magnetic Fields-REALISM (Nonesuch)

Midlake-THE COURAGE OF OTHERS (Bella Union)

Various Artists-THE MINIMAL WAVE TAPES (Stones Throw '80-'84)

Orphaned Land-THE NEVER-ENDING WAY OF ORWARRIOR (Century Media)

Martin Rev-STIGMATA (Blast First Petite)

Sade-SOLDIER OF LOVE (Epic)

Gil Scott-Heron-I'M NEW HERE (XL)

Witch-LAZY BONES II (QDK/Normal '75)

Yeasayer-ODD BLOOD (Secretly Canadian)

Yellow Fever-s/t (Wild World)

JANUARY MUSIC PICKS:

Antlers-HOSPICE (Frenchkiss)

Deaf School-2ND HONEYMOON (Lemon '76)

Earth and Fire-s/t (Esoteric '70)

Henry Cow-LEG END (ReR '73)

Antonio Carlos Jobim-JOBIM (Verve '73)/THE WARNER BROS. YEARS (Rhino '64-'80)

King Crimson-LIZARD (Inner Knot '70)

Labelle-NIGHTBIRDS/PHOENIX/CHAMELEON (BGO '74-'76)

Lindstrom/Christabelle-REAL LIFE IS NO COOL (Smalltown Supersound)

Joni Mitchell-DON JUAN'S RECKLESS DAUGHTER (Asylum '77)

Phil Niblock-TOUCH STRINGS (Touch)

Oneohtrix Point Never-RIFTS (No Fun)

Owen Pallett-HEARTLAND (Domino)

Saint Vitus-HEAVIER THAN THOU (SST '84-'87)

Tony Tears-VOCI DEL PASSATO (Manium Evocandorum Doctrina)

Vampire Weekend-CONTRA (XL)