Cool. Of course I love these lists. Mine will follow. One of Cam’s picks will be on mine, but these are almost all great (tho’ I don’t know the Dizzee LP and I have a longstanding hatred of Animal Co. especially MPP).
Sounds a helluva lot like Bowie circa Hunky Dory yeah? Actually, it was recorded first, and that’s Mick Ronson on guitar with Gus Dudgeon producing (he produced Space Oddity as well as lots of Elton John). Lately Michael Chapman has experienced a career revival, and has been hanging out with Thurston Moore.
Don’t have this fine, fine record? No excuses, it was reissued by Lght in the Attic a couple years back and is necessary.
Prompted by Saelan’s list, here are my favorites so far of 2013’s album offerings. Note: It’s been two years since I’ve been outta the record store business so I haven’t been checking out almost every single new release like I did for the preceding 12 years and so so far it’s been lots of new LPs by old favorites and no big surprising weird ones. Truth-be-told, the records I have listened to the most this year so far have been Mac DeMarco’s 2, The Upsetters’ Double Seven, J Dilla’s Donuts, Pavement’s Brighten the Corners. all the Strokes records (except Room On Fire) and the Stones’ output from Black & Blue up to and including Steel Wheels.
2013, so far:
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Predicted it as big ol’ 2013 favorite last year and here we are. Love it and listen to it on the reg. We’ll see if it remains in pole position by year’s end.