Albums of the Year of the Month


Sean Nelson, October 31st 2008

There are so many things I want to blog about, but sometimes even I don’t care what I think about these things. I fear that the tour diary will never come (tour was amazing, life-alteringly so), so no Steve Coogan story, no career-based musings, no fulmination on the transitory nature of all things.

Instead, how about a wee list of records I really like? This is what my 2006 has sounded like lately.

Scritti Politti-White Bread, Black Beer (has led, incongrously, to listening to the early and middle period Scritti records, too. That’s more ’80s dance funk pop than I am accustomed to. I love it.Anomie and Bonhomie in particular. Apparently, it has also led me to use the abbreviation “Scritti.”)

Lady Sovereign-Public Warning (finally)
Racetrack-Go Ahead and Say It EP (sigh)
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3-Ole Tarantula(obvs)
Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions Band-We Shall Overcome (the only Bruce record I’ve ever liked)
Lupe Fiasco-Food and Liquor (why do i love this?)
Goldfrapp-Supernature (swoon)
Regina Spektor-Begin to Hope (triple swoon)
The Decemberists-The Crane Wife(kind of undeniable)
The Trucks-The Trucks (sorry, RT, it basically rules)
Let’s Go Sailing-untitled, coming soon (not a moment too soon)

…aaand…. whofuckingcares.

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