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new music 2022

Dope Lemon – Rose Pink Cadillac : expanding into new territory (that I’m not too into…)
Miles Kane – Change the Show : fun swinging Brit pop
Fickle Friends – Are We Gonna Be Alright : 80s pop, modernized
Cat Power – Covers : ho hum
California Honeydrops, the – Covers from the Cave : easy-listening, #greatbarband
FKA Twigs – Caprisongs : chaotic experimental/modern r&b
Chastity – Suffer Summer : ho-hum emo-pop
Yndling – Yndling : gauzy Norwegian dream-pop
Blood Red Shoes – Ghosts On Tape : very boring electro-pop/indie
Blaudzun – Lonely City Exit Wounds : nice radio-ready Euro-rock

Tape Toy – Honey, WTF : Dutch nu-grunge/pop
Kids On A Crime Spree – Fall In Love Not In Line : diverse, fun guitar-rock; #findingasound
Cory Wong – Wong’s Cafe : a bit too “j crew funky”
Beach House – Once Twice Melody : sounds good, doesn’t inspire; #needssomehooks
Weeknd, the – Dawn FM : “if I had to I wouldn’t really mind”
Lumineers, the – Brightside : fun, loose, and radio-ready; #rightdownthemiddle
Bodega – Broken Equipment : smart, sharp, and snappy post-rock/new-wave
Dave Depper – Moon Safari : inventive and honest interpretations of a set of bangers
Destroyer – Labyrinthitis : ‘uniquely Destroyer’; very odd sounds, feelings, beats, melodies, and puzzling lyrics
Eels – Extreme Witchcraft : oddball pop-rock from a weirdo master

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If : very fun modern indie rock; #legacycontinues
Gabriella Cohen – Blue No More : bright and enjoyable genre-hopping modern pop/folk/rock
Ludovico Einaudi – Underwater
MØ – Motordrome : at-times-compelling modern pop
Night Crickets – A Free Society : art-rock collab with #DavidJ and #VFemmes
Penny And Sparrow – Olly Olly : mildly interesting ‘adult pop’
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – The Alien Coast : very weird turn toward nu-disco/modern R&B
Toundra – Hex : towering, very-serious instrumental post-rock via #Mexico
Twin Atlantic – Transparency : quite fun and varied ‘indie’ sounds
Yard Act – The Overload : very, very fun Brit-pop married to (post-Brexit-)post-punk

Blues Against Youth, the – As the Tide Gets High and Low : always love one-man-band-blues; #ramshackle
Diasonics, the – Origin of Forms : instrumental funk via #Moscow
DJ Cam – Tropical Gypsy : mostly ho-hum downtempo tunes; #nottropical
Kid Loco – Born in the 60’s : fun downtempo’ed classic rock covers
Leo Sayer – Northern Songs : beatles covers…
North Mississippi Allstars – Set Sail : fun contemporary roots-blues, the party-starters are fun
Paul Draper – Cult Leader Tactics : satirical new new wave wave how-to
Wovenhand – Silver Sash : dark and brooding psychedelic neo-folk/rock
A Place to Bury Strangers – See Through You : noisy, jagged and droning psych/post-punk
Funki Porcini – Where The Sauce Is Deluxe : nicely chilled-out downbeat/nu-jazz/ambient/…

Animal Collective – Time Skiffs : back-to-form weirdo AnCo; #pitchforknailedit
Mississippi Nova – The Desert in Winter : messy, sludgy garage/heavy-blues
Bastille – Give Me The Future : well done modern pop; #varietyandhooks
Hippo Campus – LP3 : sometimes fun indie-pop
Imaad Wasif – So Long Mr. Fear : sophisticated pop for grown-ups; #soserious
Mitski – Laurel Hell : shrugging pop music
Los Bitchos – Let the Festivities Begin! : very fun party-starter retro instrumental psych-surf
Reds, Pinks And Purples, the – Summer At Land’s End : lovely bedroom-pop with an 80s new-age vibe
Dan Andriano And The Bygones – Dear Darkness : loose fun
High Water Marks, the – Proclaimer Of Things : bubbly, lively, varied and compelling indie-rock/power-pop

Spoon – Lucifer On the Sofa : continuing their fantastic catalog with a career highlight
Alt-J (∆) – The Dream : occasionally brilliant, often soggy
Andy Bell – Flicker : nostalgic psych-pop. done very well; #Erasure
Eddie Vedder – Earthling : diving back into rock; #abithohum
Hembree – It’s a Dream! : loose, funky dance-rock
Johnossi – Mad Gone Wild : energetic and fun guitar-driven indie-rock
Urge Overkill – Oui : earnest attempt
Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You : I can’t believe this thing is so popular; #goodnotTHATgood
Frank Turner – FTHC : ‘punk folk’; alternately emo-ish and shouty
Black Country, New Road – Ants from Up There : professionally boring attempt at ‘interesting’; #alarminglypopular

Blushing – Possessions : very well done dream-pop-gaze; #textbookindierock
Dean Owens – Sinner’s Shrine : AZ desert rock aka Calexico lite
Dumpster Pop – Punch The Clown : goofy little throwaway punk tracks; #wellnamed
Foxy Shazam – The Heart Behead You : theatrical, glammed-up garage-rock; #artificeorart
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Life on Earth : mostly-compelling indie-pop/folk-punk with a perspective; #soserious #’naturepunk’
James Hunter Six, the – With Love, The James Hunter Six : fun retro love ballads; #fucklove
Methyl Ethel – Are You Haunted : kinda-interesting indie-pop; #femvox
Midnight Oil – Resist : fine sendoff
Night Shop – Forever Night : super-well-done, emotive, widescreen s/s guitar-rock
River Dreams – Small Paintings : nice roots/classic-rock via #Australia

Sarah Borges – Together Alone : spirited s-s/country-rock/Americana outing
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Nightroamer : nice country-tinged roots-rock
Shout Out Louds – House : very, very lovely indie-pop via #Sweden
Society of Rockets, the – Unearthed : fun, jangly countrified indie/guitar/psych-pop/rock; #slackerrock
Steve Poltz – Stardust and Satellites : cleverly contemplative beach-bum rock; #inthebestway
Swans – Is There Really A Mind : lo-fi solo acoustic fundraiser for a real album
William Loveday Intention, the – Cowboys Are SQ : more excellent ramshackle blues/folk/rock/dirt; #BillyChildish #’multi-hyphenate’
Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming : very enjoyable punk-leaning power-pop/indie
Beth Hart – A Tribute To Led Zeppelin : fun, powerful tributes
Chords UK, the – Big City Dreams : really great high-energy diverse power-pop delights

Die! Die! Die! – This Is Not An Island Anymore : aggressive, punky and noisy rock with clever melodies
Half Man Half Biscuit – The Voltarol Years : mostly fun high-energy pub rockers
Heavy Hours, the – Gardens : occasionally groovy indie in a wash of crap arena-rock
Johnny Marr – Fever Dreams Pts 1 – 4 : lots of experimenting with sounds and styles, to mostly very good effect
Maita – I Just Want To Be Wild For You : intimate modern pop; well instrumented!
Minders, the – Psychedelic Blacktop : very enjoyable 60s-flecked psych-pop; #Elephant6
Sea Power – Everything Was Forever : wide-screen genre-hopping indie, at times great
Shybits – Body Lotion : nice quiet-loud 90s-influenced guitar pop-rockers
Superchunk – Wild Loneliness : typically infectious and catchy; #abitsubdued
Swami John Reis – Ride The Wild Night : boogie/garage sauciness plus pop delight

Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point : beautifully executed ho-hum tunes
Ty Segall – Whirlybird OST : really great and unexpectedly exciting
Band Of Heathens, the – Remote Transmissions, Vol. 1 : nice open covers; #countrytinge
Band of Horses – Things Are Great : a lovely, reed-smooth voice over ho-hum songs
Beachheads – Beachheads II : superty-duperty fun power-pop via #Norway
Bonobo – Fragments : chilled-out downbeat; #nottoointeresting #NinjaTune
Cloud Cult – Metamorphosis : delicate bedroom/orchestral pop-rock
Dip, the – Sticking With It : warm, retro r&b/soul; #hohum
Diplo – Diplo : TIL they still make house records
Dolly Parton – Run, Rose, Run : #whodesntlovedolly #notmuchhere #abitsilly

Eades – Delusion Spree : fun, grooving guitar-first indie-rockers
El Ten Eleven – New Year’s Eve : groovy, motorik heart detected
Emily Wells – Regards to the End : kinda-interesting orchestral pop; #adventurous
Friendship Propaganda – Songs for the Expiration of an Anxiety Pioneer : propulsive mid-fi early-rock-band outing; #gottagoforit
Gang of Youths – Angel in Realtime : interesting and fairly compelling charisma storytelling rock
Guided By Voices – Crystal Nuns Cathedral : another very excellent outing; #thefutilityofgbvreviews
John Zorn – A Garden Of Forking Paths : incredible modern classical/folk/adventure compositions beautifully played
Melt Yourself Down – Pray for Me I Don’t Fit In : wacky and propulsive sax-forward jazz-rock
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs – External Combustion : nice groovy classic-rock; #tompetty
Nilüfer Yanya – Painless : really great, diverse very modern pop-rock

No Ceremony/// – In Anticipation Of An Ending : slinky synthwave
Peach Pit – From 2 to 3 : fun and jangly summery pop-rock
Robert Glasper – Black Radio III : easy-cool throwback nu-R&B/soul/downbeat
Scorpions – Rock Believer : sure. #whatyearisit
Sean O’Brien And His Dirty Hands – Negative And Clear : nice broad collection of varied rock sounds
Stereophonics – Oochya! : perfectly ok collection of varied indie-rock styles, all well done.
Thank – Thoughtless Cruelty : Noise. And politics. And dumb. #superBritchaos
Vaguess – Nothing’s Secret : jittery summery punk-rawk(-lite)
Blue States – World Contact Day : ho-hu spacious baroque-ish pop
Boo Radleys, the – Keep On With Falling : varied approaches to ‘adult-pop/rock’ + power-pop

Cowboy Junkies – Songs Of The Recollection : good covers keeping the CJ ‘voice’
Dexy – Sleeping Through Summer : loose ‘americana’ tinged with power-pop; #getssappy
Districts, the – Great American Painting : extremely well done anthemic rock from the heart
Drug Couple – Stoned Weekend : very compelling and super-listenable gently-psych indie-rock/americana
Feeder – Torpedo : propulsive return-to-action; #moreemothanineed
Gasoline – The Orange Album : energetic garage rock
Guerilla Toss – Famously Alive : wacky, experimental art-rock
Helen Love – This Is My World : very fun and listenable folk/punk-pop/rock; #superBritish
Hoodoo Gurus – Chariot Of The Gods : sharp, tight, well-written indie/garage-rock
JARV IS… – This Is Going To Hurt : wide-ranging, occasionally genius

Jenny Hval – Classic Objects : lovely, delicate, intimate art-pop
Lady Pills – What I Want : enjoyable, personal indie-rock; #pandemicsurvival #femvox
Lee Rogers – The City In You : well done mildly experimental thoughtful indie-rock
Legendary Pink Dots, the – The Museum of Human Happiness : experimental, slowed a bit, synth-forward and lyrically ‘heavy’; #touchingpostpunk
Loop – Sonancy : decent widescreen indie-gaze
M Ross Perkins – E Pluribus M Ross : delightful, retro, and eclectic bedroom-pop
Mattiel – Georgia Gothic : vibrant and fun dusty alt-rock
Midlake – For The Sake Of Bethel Woods : like the experimental feel, a couple high spots
Monochrome Set, the – Allhallowtide : quirky arty chamber-pop; #punkatheart
Mysterines, the – Reeling : energetic grunge/classic-rock

Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado – Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado vs. Don Condor eta Ñora Alacran : punk/heavy rock b/w/ electric cumbia?
Peter Doherty And Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life Of Poetry And Crime : at times extremely interesting, at others dead dull
Pictish Trail – Island Family : cool ‘electro-acoustic psychedelic pop’; #verypandemic
Pinch Points – Process : aggressive socio-political (post-)punk
Rex Orange County – Who Cares? : very peppy indie-pop ear worms
Young Guv – GUV III : very enjoyable power-pop
Messer Chups – Visiting The Skeleton In The Closet : straightforward fun surf-rock via #Russia; #boorussia #yeahukraine
Mint Julep – Covers : pretty great dream-pop-gaze covers
Night Palace – Diving Rings : lovely atmospheric-pop/rock
Papercuts – Past Life Regression : loaded up with wobbly, folky, dream-pop references; #bitofasnooze

Pillow Queens – Leave The Light On : warm and inviting indie rock; #verynice
Pup – The Unraveling Of Puptheband : fun, interesting and energetic guitar pop-punk
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love : back to the funk, the good is OK the bad is horrible
Ryan Adams – Chris : approachable, well-executed s/s-indie; #dontcallitacomeback
Sam Jr. – Sam Jr : crisp and flowing fuzzed-out psych-rock with drone/noise/pop elements
Sea Girls – Homesick : ho-hum pop-rock
Sexy Zebras – Calle Liberación : heavy rocking party rock via #Madrid
Shooter Jennings & Yelawolf – Sometimes Y : A for effort, C for quality; #intriguing
Skrizzly Adams – Foolish : bubbly and lively pop-rock; #10songs29minutes
Snake And Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band – Sphere : meandering ‘bachelor pad’ art-pop via #Denmark

Sondre Lerche – Avatars Of Love : lovely Norwegian indie-pop; #lightlytwee
Spaceface – Anemoia : late night psych-pop bangers; #discotastic
Spiral Drive – Visions In Bloom : diverse, occasionally quite good, psychedelic space-rock; #overlong
Star Party – Meadow Flower : full-tilt lo-fi garage rock; #poppiestisbestiest
Stone Foundation – Outside Looking In : enjoyable pop-funk
Tahiti 80 – Here with You : percolating pop fun via #France
Taylor McCluskey – Justify : super-derivative ‘mall rock’; #notterrible
Thornbird – ThornBird : lovely open-heart folk; #Aussie #TheWaifs
Wallows – Tell Me That It’s Over : dancey modern pop
Walt Disco – Unlearning : thrilling electro-operatic-avant-goth-pop-glam-dance-punk

Warmduscher – At the Hotspot : wacky post-punk; #grotty
Wednesday – Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ’em Up : rough indie-rock cover set
Widowspeak – The Jacket : lush and elegant americana-folk-indie; #femvox
William Loveday Intention, the – The Baptiser : #BillyChildish bringin’ the gospel of bluesy folk-rock
Wrest – End All The Days : nice, ‘classic’ Scottish indie-rock
Anadol – Felicita : fascinatingly exploratory Turkish-pop steeped in psychedelia, ‘world sounds’, jazz and atmospherics
Bart Davenport – Episodes : lovely blend of coffeehouse jazz, acoustic porch tunes, and 60s brit-folk
Bedroom Eyes – Sisyphus Rock : solid indie-rock via #Sweden
Club d’Elf – You Never Know : varied noodle-y meanderings
Why Bonnie – 90 in November : dream-pop-gaze/indie with a country tinge

Dan Melchior – Loud Version : super-lo-fi fuzzed-out swamp/garage-rock
Dead Melodies – Memento : deeeep couch-drone post-rock ambient; #airplane
Dead Tongues, the – Dust : gentle nighttime drive soundtrack
Duster – Together : despair brought to life; #gothslowcore
Fatherson – Normal Fears : very vanilla singalong indie-pop
Get Well Soon – Amen : dynamic electro-driven indie-rock
Gnod – Hexen Valley : grinding noise rock; #pocketsofgold
Go Cactus – We Have Wasted The Chance But We Are Fine : fun and jangly guitar-rock via #Spain
Hellacopters, the – Eyes of Oblivion : very fun high-energy heavy-rock via #Sweden
High Keys, the – A Little Too Heavy : recorded 1970, released 2022; #retrorock

Hot Water Music – Feel the Void : punchy, crunchy melodic punk
Joan Jett – Changeup : some great versions
John Zorn & Bill Laswell – The Cleansing : maybe a tad to far into the skronk for me…
Jon Spencer & the HITmakers – Spencer Gets It Lit : kitschy art-punk-blues-noise-pop
Laurels, the – Homecoming : very interesting mix of gauzy indie-rock and psych jams
Tree River – Time Being : anthemic indie/emo
Arre! Arre! – We Ride the Universe : snarling biker-gang-themed garage-punk via #Sweden
Basically Nancy – Basically Nancy : punchy, aggressive all-fem rockers
Calexico – El Mirador : back to the best of their dusty AZ mariachi mysteries
Drug Church – Hygiene : booming, hooky hardcore rockers

Envy of None – Envy of None : hodge-podge of pop-rock sounds looking for an audience; #CANsupergroup
Good Looks – Bummer Year : engaging and thoughtful gently-indie rockers
Health – Disco4::Part II : grimly dark electro-industrial-art-noise
Jack White – Fear Of The Dawn : deliriously weird blues-rock-punk-art
Linda Lindas, the – Growing Up : rambunctious angsty teenage pop-rock; #femvox
Lucius – Second Nature : tight, fun vocal-pop
Mondo Cozmo – This is for the Barbarians : well done folk-rock; #channelingDylan
Orville Peck – Bronco : gorgeous, dramatic and powerful modern country, with a twist
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Perspective : frat-party electro-funk jamzzz
Regrettes, the – Further Joy : mixed-results move toward a more pop sound; #heartstillthere

Space Ghost – Private Paradise : chilly bleep-bloop
Wasted – Modern Lie : nice enough indie-punk/rock via #Finland
Wet Leg – Wet Leg : really high highs, otherwise dull
Wet Tuna – Warping All By Yourself : crazy psych-funk-experiment from the inimitable MV
3rd Secret – 3rd Secret : “grunge supergroup” plays middling indie-folk
50 Foot Wave – Black Pearl : I <3 Kristin Hersh. Full stop.
Demons Of Ruby Mae – What Goes Unseen : egad
Freddie Steady Revue, the – Dandy : midling americana/soul ‘revue’
George Is Lord – My Sweet George : great songs, but why bother really?
Japanese Television – Space Fruit Vineyard : pretty great motorik space-surf instrumentals

Jewel – Freewheelin’ Woman : quite original and adventurous step forward (into the past?)
Kurt Vile – (watch my moves) : offbeat, languid and stoned folk-rock; #airplane
Psychic Graveyard/USA Nails – split LP : punk noise
Savak – Human Error/Human Delight : extremely well-executed wide-ranging post-punk touching many styles
Vundabar – Devil For The Fire : very very well-done indie-pop/rock; #cleantwists
Wheeler Walker Jr. – Sex, Drugs And Country Music : INCREDIBLY FUCKING STUPID
!!! – Let It Be Blue : blase ‘dance-rock’; #dadfunk
Altameda – Born Losers : lovely-sounding Canadian ‘americana’/alt-country
Arcade Fire – We : hohum at best
Awolnation – My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers & Me : 80s covers; #wobbly

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse – Good Times End Times : LA-inspired indie-rock; #subdued
Belle And Sebastian – A Bit of Previous : straightforward s/s indie-pop; #nobangers
Biznaga – Bremen No Existe : really good guitar rock via #Madrid
Black Keys, the – Dropout Boogie : fun blues adventures, channeling 70s backyard bbqs
Bloc Party – Alpha Games : their NY post-punk/dance sounds return
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That : quite nice driving/radio blues-rock
Bowling for Soup – Pop Drunk Snot Bread : stupid, as designed
Carla Geneve – Learn To Like It : nicely done Aussie s/s
Chainsmokers, the – So Far So Good : over-the-top EDM-pop; #fuckautotune
Church Of The Cosmic Skull – There Is No Time : very fun ‘retro-psychedelic prog’ steeped in classic/arena-rock

Color Fred, the – A Year And Change : pure emo
Dale Watson – Jukebox Fury : kitchy fun, but why not?
Dan Melchior – CB Odyssey : lo-fi straight-to-record singsong garage-rock
DITZ – The Great Regression : angular, arty noise-rock/metal
Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed – Down Every Road : solid & enjoyable r&b
Erasers – Constant Connection : hypnotic synth-drone
Ex Norwegian – Spook Du Jour : fun, quick little art-rock/pop blasts; #powerpopatheart
Feeling, the – Loss. Hope. Love : radio pop-rock
Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia : experimental and forward-moving post-punk
Frog Eyes – The Bees : off-the-beaten-path indie via #Canada

Greyboy Allstars, the – Get A Job : organ-driven jazz-funk covers; #itsajam
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers : lots of guests and interesting beats; #doesnotconnect
Kevin Morby – This Is A Photograph : easy-going rock jangles
Kikagaku Moyo – Kumoyo Island : very engaging psych via #Japan
King Dude & Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand – Black Rider On the Storm : dark folk drone gaze
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Omnium Gatherum : typically adventurous psych workouts; #epicopener #20records10years
Kongos – 1929, Pt. 3 : quite catchy adventures in alt-rock sounds and styles; #transformationunderway
Lara Rosseel – Hert : lovely emotive groovy/jazzy fun
Lazy Eyes, the – SongBook : lovely symphonic psych-pop/rock via #Australia
Lyle Lovett – 12th of June : Solid

Mall Girl – Superstar : adventures in art/pop ;#decent
Mandy Moore – In Real Life : decent radio pop
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Emotional Eternal : very intriguing, occasionally awesome; #’beauiful’
MNNQNS – The Second Principle : moody post-punk/new-wave via #France; #plodding
Monophonics – Sage Motel : dinner-party r&b/psych-soul
My Idea – Cry Mfer : quite nice little bedroom-pop; #couplestherapy #fuckautotune
Noon Garden – Beulah Spa : trippy psych dance indie
Orions Belte & Oyvind Blomstrom – Oyvind Blomstrom : groovy, freaky, smooth and motorik
Otoboke Beaver – Super Champon : ho-hum high-energy punk, the squeaky vox is the draw??
Particle Kid – Time Capsule : “you miss all the shots you don’t take”

Pink Mountaintops – Peacock Pools : pointedly weird alt-indie
Pkew Pkew Pkew – Open Bar : fun tight bursts of classic-rock/power-pop/punk
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Night Gnomes : heavy psych delights ;#oddsignatures #meandering
Rain Perry – A White Album : sensitive adult pop-rock
Red Snapper – Everybody Is Somebody : dubby and laconic Brit/alt hip-hop neo-jazz
Roger Eno – The Turning Year : intriguing modern compositions
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Endless Rooms : guitar-first indie-pop/rock; #abitvanilla
Shilpa Ray – Portrait Of A Lady : entertaining punk/art
Sir Woman – Sir Woman : loose carefree and fun soulful r&b; #paintbynumber
Slackers, the – Don’t Let The Sunlight Fool Ya : chill alt/punk-ska

Sons – Sweet Boy : intriguing psych-garage via #Belgium
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems : amusing (in small doses) hardcore
Spiritualized – Everything Was Beautiful : subdued psych/gospel
Sticky Fingers – Lekkerboy : decent if subdued #Aussie rockers
Sunflower Bean – Headful of Sugar : hard-charging for ‘different’, not really pulling it off
Surfrajettes, the – Roller Fink : very fun, but tame, instrumentals; #wellnamed
Tigris – Hop Hop : instrumental electro-funk/jazz/pop jamz via #Mali and #Israel
Trombone Shorty – Lifted : ho-hum soul/r&b/funk; #straightnoswing #whitepeoplefunk
Ball Park Music – Weirder And Weirder : very varied alt/indie/pop; #wellnamed
Body Type – Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising : propulsive and adventurous debut with a post-punk flava

Dehd – Blue Skies : well-done, subdued indie; #kidspirit
Delta Spirit – One is One : earnest as ever this time a radio pop sound; #pass
JennyLee – Heart Tax : ok s/s-indie; #Warpaint #RSD22
John Doe – Fables In A Foreign Land : lovely Sunday porch tunes
Loyal Seas, the – Strange Mornings in the Garden : somewhat nondescript americana; #tanyadonelly
Tess Parks – And Those Who Were Seen Dancing : delicious psych-pop/rock
Tim Armstrong – Who Stole The Colours : terrible radio pop; #notrancid
Van Morrison – What’s It Gonna Take? : ho-hum; #sigh
Ventilateur – Hoofdplaat : noodly jazz/rock fusion
Vero – Unsoothing Interior : very enjoyable indie rock, at times SY-esque

Warpaint – Radiate Like This : dynamic and soothing indie-rock
Wave Pictures, the – When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings : oddly paced at times fun; #confusing
Widespread Panic – Miss Kitty’s Lounge : 90s noodling unleashed; #southernrock
Wilco – Cruel Country : quiet-leaning variants of texture and vibration; #somegoodies
William Loveday Intention, the – Paralysed by the Mountains : keep it comin’, this one exra-bluesy; #BillyChildish
You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Âmbar : dance-inflected indie via #Lisbon
Andrew Bird – Inside Problems : straightforward, refreshing and gorgeous
Angel Olsen – Big Time : elegantly crafted and executed americana-pop; #mostlyboring
Anton Barbeau – Power Pop!!! : energetic glam-80s pop-rock; #sepiatone
Dream Machine – Living the Dream : occasionally great power-pop/glam/80s; #warmsoda

Dream Syndicate, the – Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions : nostalgic VU/Eno/Bowie style psychedelics 60s-inflected rock
Drive-By Truckers – Welcome 2 Club XIII : subdued release, still quite good
Elephant – Big Thing : indie psych rock, not much of note…
Envy Corps, the – Born in Fog : straightforward easy-indie pop-rock
Fantastic Negrito – White Jesus Black Problems : exciting and emotional multi-genre ride
Federico Aubele – The Holographic Moon : “Parisian-cafe” acoustic guitar pop
Fixx, the – Every Five Seconds : fine
Hanging Stars, the – Hollow Heart : lazy Sunday psych-country jamz
Kamikaze Nurse – Stimuloso : noise-art-rock sound blasts
Kelley Stoltz – The Stylist : quite good 70s-touched pop-rock

Poliça – Madness : very interesting with unique production sounds; #allovers
Sam Cohen – Slow Fawn : contemplative bedroom pop
Shaggy Dogs – Sorry for the Delay! : local-bar rockabilly
Sheepdogs, the – Outta Sight : 70s party atomsphere on wax; #sosolid
Suffers, the – It Starts with Love : soulful roots r&b
Tommy and The Ohs – Mariposa Gold : fun avant-everything pop-rock; #hippies…
Vance Joy – In Our Own Sweet Time : that anthemic-folk space between Beam and Mumford
Weird Nightmare – Weird Nightmare : adventurous and buzzing super-diverse noise-pop; #metz
Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon : weird kaleidoscopic art-pop via #Japan
µ-Ziq – Magic Pony Ride : too clubby, not enough dubby

Inflorescence, the – Remember What I Look Like : pick-a-style alt-rock
Baby Strange – World Below : bratty, shouty, danceable post-punk; #resultsvary
Bartees Strange – Farm to Table : an exuberant and vivid ‘alternative’ rock adventure
Brian Jonestown Massacre, the – Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees : rough and loose garage-psych
Burning Hell, the – Garbage Island : quirky & fun bedroom pop-rock
Damien Jurado – Reggae Film Star : cinematic melancholy well executed; #tooemotionallyheavy
Dan Reed Network – Let’s Hear It For The King : pretty dumb 80s rock-pop-‘funk’
Day Wave – Pastlife : bouncy synth+guit dream-pop
Doc Flippers – Human Pork : very odd and highly propulsive indie/post-punk
El Perro – Hair Of : heat-seeking heavy fuzz-guitar-driven psych-rock jamz; #radiomoscow

Flasher – Love Is Yours : fun summer electro-guitar-pop
G. Love & Special Sauce – Philadelphia Mississippi : silly retro folk/blues+rap; #31
Golden Apples – Golden Apples : great 90s lo-fi jangle-pop/rock with a psychedelic overlay
Goose – Dripfield : goofy jammy backyard bro bbq vibes
Guided By Voices – Tremblers And Goggles By Rank : power-pop + lots of prog; up-and-down
Jack Johnson – Meet The Moonlight : ho-hum beach/make-out slacker tunez
Jaguar Sun – All We’ve Ever Known : lovely pastoral dream-pop
Johnny Hunter – Want : well-done dynamic center-cut pop-rock
Martin Courtney – Magic Sign : casual bedroom indie
Muna – Muna : over-the-top radio pop; #purposefullydumb

Oso Oso – Sore Thumb : goofy fun emo/pop-rock
Pete Yorn – Hawaii : ho-hum adult pop-rock
Petrol Girls – Baby : chaotic, dark and abrasive British post-punk; #politicalfirebombs
Shadowgraphs – Shadowgraphs : decent, varied psych-pop/indie
Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever : singer/songwriter-gaze? #goodnotgreat
Spencer Krug – Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty One : disconnected moments of adventure
Tijuana Panthers – Halfway to Eighty : varied surf-ish guitar indie-rock
Whorses – Whorses : half clattering punk-chaos, half lo-fi bedroom pop
Young Guv – Guv IV : very compelling indie-pop/power-pop; #easylisten
Abronia – Map Of Dawn : interesting and hypnotic drone/psych-rock; #uneven

Camp Trash – The Long Way, The Slow Way : homogenous emo/pop-punk
Deadly Cliffs – Shut Your Ears! : some interesting ideas buried in heaps of garbage; #keeptrying
Delicate Steve – After Hours : delicately intricate instrumental rock virtuosity
Ghost Woman – Ghost Woman : a hazy, kinetic, post-punk psychedelic adventure
Imagine Dragons – Mercury: Acts 1 And 2 : technically I only needed to listen to the second half; #morethanenough
James Righton – Jim, I’m Still Here : intriguing synth-based ‘movements’; #klaxons
Los Daytonas – Troublemaker : VERY fun and light instrumental-rock via #Madrid; #25thyear
Metric – Formentera : move-along-nothing-to-see-here adult indie-pop; #wildlyuneven
Momma – Household Name : fuzzy, 90s-indebted alt.rock; #soundslikemarketing
Mush – Down Tools : quirky and spontaneous art-rock/post-punk

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Seven Psalms : can the light of humanity be uncovered via darkness?
Paolo Nutini – Last Night in the Bittersweet : diverse adult-cocktail-party tunez
Pit Pony – World to Me : infectious fuzzed-out indie-garage/rock
Slang – Cockroach In A Ghost Town : interestingly wobbly ‘college rock’
Smoke Point – Smoke Point : not quite enough ‘chill’ for my ears
Space Invaders – Garden Of The Wizard : space/psych/noise/prog-rock; #blacklight
Spiral Stairs – Medley Attack : really, really fantastic 70s-80s rock sounds; #nopavementhere
Tosca – Osam : avant-garde, experimental dynamically-chill downbeat/dub/soothe
U.K. Subs – Reverse Engineering : punk.
Viagra Boys – Cave World : political satire wrapped in genius post-punk chaos

Wild Wild Wets – Love Always : thoroughly enjoyable propulsive psych-rock
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – XI: Bleed Here Now : bloated and over-long space-prog
Ambient Jazz Ensemble – London Fields: not-very-interesting jazz/ambient noodling
Beabadoobee – Beatopia : an artist looking for a ‘forever sound’, dropping gems along the way
Berries – How We Function : well-done early-band insie-rock; #femvox
Black Midi – Hellfire : avant-prog-pop preening; #overserious #maybeimtooold
Daphne and the Fuzz – Bluffs: wildly diverse and fun indie-rock/pop via #Greece
Dave Cope and the Sass – Pied Piper : political protest songs through a classic psychedelic-folk lens
Elf Power – Artificial Countrysides : fun, gentle psych-pop/rock/folk; #E6!forever
Gabbard Brothers, the – The Gabbard Brothers : lively backyard-psych-folk-rock; #70s #hippies

Interpol – The Other Side of Make-Believe : very-medium-average-pretty-decent
Jazzual Suspects, the – Diggin’ Deeper : chill downbeat mix
Joyride! – Miracle Question : very very fun, high energy indie-rock; #tiringontheears
Lizzo – Special : upbeat and hooky pop/r&b; #goodisgood #feelsplastic
Ozomatli – Marching On : just go see the live show…
Queen Kwong – Couples Only : over-serious, over-dark woe-is-me
Routes, the – The Twang Machine: Kraftwerk reconfigured into 60s surf rock, via #Japan
Titus Haug – Shaky Sighs : ho-hum bedroom s/s with some ‘beach warmth’
Beach Bunny – Emotional Creature : highly polished buzzy & propulsive indie; #femvox
Bear’s Den – Trying Season 3 OST : lovely pop-rock, paced like #moviemusic

Ben Harper – Bloodline Maintenance : personal cocktail sounds, loosely blues-rock
Bengoa – Music For Your Red Parts : silky downtempo grooves
Blckwlf – One : very ho-hum try-it-all rockers
Bryde – Still : waiting for it to do something…
Dawes – Misadventures Of Doomscroller : easy-breezy soft-rock
Everything Everything – Raw Data Feel : fucking idiotic
Ezra Cohen – The Sweet Million : ‘solidly ok’ indie-rock/alt-rock
Gemma Rogers – No Place Like Home : fun and playful art/indie/folk/alt-rock
Jack White – Entering Heaven Alive : jumping, loose and shambling; #loveit
Jamie T – The Theory Of Whatever : very British s/s-pop/rock

Kooks, the – 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark : lightweight, positive and enjoyable pop-rock
Launder – Happening : 90s indie-gaze
Nebula – Transmission From Mothership Earth : sludgy, stoner heavy-psych; #recordedinamudpuddle
Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters – Heavy Denim : highly professional casual blues/rock
Odesza & Olafur Arnalds – Light Of Day : electro jamz; #ihavenoidea
Pool Kids – Pool Kids : big ol’ loud/soft emo
Ryan Adams – FM : fun 70s FM (sic) radio rockers
Ryan Adams – Romeo & Juliet : quite good with a classic-rock feel; #loooong
Sadies, the – Colder Streams : genius-level authentic country/folk/rock; #RIPDallas
She And Him – Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson : cute

Soft Hills, the – Viva Chi Vede : gently-psych indie-folk/rock/pop; #filmmusic
Traams – Personal Best : pulsating contemplative post-punk
Ty Segall – ‘Hello, Hi’ : a clean acoustic+electric folk-inspired outing
Beyoncé – Renaissance : if club music is your thing…
Color Green – Color Green : eclectic back-porch 70s-rock melange; #sowelldone
Confederate Dead, the – It Was Meant to Happen : enthralling reverb-heavy(!) psych-rock
Dune Rats – Real Rare Whale : super-fun bratty high-energy surf punk
Josh Rouse – Going Places : very lovely and simple s/s vignettes
Maggie Rogers – Surrender : exceptionally well done vibrant modern rock-pop

Matt Nathanson – Boston Accent : really well executed, sounds great
Mix Master Mike – Ready Slayer One : wacky turntable magic; #crazyretardedscratch
Murder By Death – Spell-Bound : silky and dramatic indie; #mellifluous
of Montreal – Freewave Lucifer f-ck f^ck f-ck : very weird, very eclectic, natch.; #e6
Ólafur Arnalds – Surface : interesting chill beats + neoclassical pop figures
Pretty Lightning – Dust Moves : “meandering desert blues, strung-out psych-rock and widescreen, hypnotic drones.” via #Germany
Sarah Bethe Nelson – Mental Picture : “groovy folk with heavy country and psych inflections”; #earworms
Sator – Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers : awesome garage/glam/indie obscure covers via #Sweden
Sparklers, the – Miss Philadelphia : fun, rough energetic bar-rock/MSP-punk
Tallies – Patina : delightful vintage (80s) dream-pop(-gaze); #TheSundays

Triptides – So Many Days : lovely, lilting and lively psychedelic-rock; #LAsummersound
Unlikely Candidates, the – Panther Island : solid radio rock-pop; #bythenumbers
Bones Shake – Bleed : gritty garage-blues-rock
Born Under A Rhyming Planet – Diagonals : intriguing dub/glitch/jazz/techno/…
Cheerbleederz – Even In Jest : cute indie/punk
Danger Mouse – Cheat Codes : solid, tight, collab-heavy grooves
Dirtwire – Embers : intriguing ‘back-porch space-cowboy blues’
Dust Star – Open Up That Heart : fun, exciting lo-fi rock/power-pop; #bettersongsplz
Fanclubwallet – You Have Got to Be Kidding Me : perfectly-nice-enough pop-rock; #starteralbum
Guards – More Cover Songs : fun filler

Interrupters, the – In The Wild : fun, bouncy punk-ska-pop
Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve : brit conscious electro-pop/hip-hop
Kasabian – The Alchemist’s Euphoria : mildly interesting, but the bad is very horrible
Kiwi Jr. – Chopper : gloriously sharpened up slacker-indie/power-pop
Lee Bains + The Glory Fires – Old-Time Folks : okay southern-flavored rockers
Mountain Goats, the – Bleed Out : really really good; modes of disco and sensitivity blends with absurd realism
Osees – A Foul Form : crazy hardcore
Panda Bear And Sonic Boom – Reset : sample-fueled take on 60s pop
Phony – At Some Point You Stop : well-executed honest indie/emo
Plastic Picnic – As Long as You Need : dream-pop w/ some americana vibes

Reds, Pinks And Purples, the – Still Clouds At Noon : sad/slow dream-pop; #hohum
Vintage Crop – Kibitzer : energetic, fun brit pub-punks
Waax – At Least I’m Free : fun raw punk/rock via #AUS
Willie Nelson – A Beautiful Time : keep on keepin on
Bandaid Brigade – Sex Is Terrifying : frustrating genre-mix-and-max #occasionalpowerpop #mostlyyuck
Ben Lee – I’m Fun! : fun little indie-pop/rock ditties
Berries, the – High Flying Man : cool melange of guitar-rock styles; #verywelldone
Butch Walker – Butch Walker As… Glenn : really fun power-pop concept
Cass McCombs – Heartmind
Chats, the – Get Fucked : snappy and bratty af aussie beach punk

Chloe Kimes – Chloe Kimes : occasionally brilliant nashville country
Dangerous Summer, the – Coming Home : paint-by-number emo/alt-rock
David West – Jolly in the Bush : creatively expansive s/s lite-rock
Dead Rabbits – A Different Place : goodly deep psych
Embrace – How To Be A Person Like Other People : big anthemic ballads
Eyedress – Full Time Lover
Ezra Furman – All Of Us Flames : the growth/transformation/rebirth of an artist writ large
Flowertruck – Partly Cloudy : easy-breezy indie/garage=pop
Ghost Of Paul Revere, the – Goodbye : sensitive campfire Americana
Golden Dawn Arkestra – The Gold Album : funky cosmic disco

Happy Fits, the – Under The Shade of Green : thoroughly enjoyable modern pop-rock
Harlan T. Bobo – Porch Songs : earthy s/s; #welltitled
Hu, the – Rumble Of Thunder : throaty growls and heavy riffage
Imaginary Tricks – Watch It : jammy prog-y rock
Julia Jacklin – Pre Pleasure : perfectly nice indie pop; #misstheedge
King Buffalo – Regenerator : psych-blues/nu-metal/jam-rock
Lauran Hibberd – Garageband Superstar : quite fun and scruffy rock/pop
Lean Year – Sides : extreme minimalist/meditative pop
Living Hour – Someday Is Today
Mo Troper – MTV : very fun, very lo-fi power-pop

Moth Cock – Whipped Stream And Other Earthly Delights : fucking bonkers electro-acoustic meanderings
Motorpsycho – Ancient Astronauts
Muse – Will Of The People : pretty bad arena-rock grab-bag
Pussy Riot – Matriarchy Now : protest dance-pop; #famousforthenarrative
Russian Circles – Gnosis : meandering ‘post-metal’
Silversun Pickups – Physical Thrills : ho-hum at best; #blah
Snakes Dont Belong in Alaska – Interstellic Psychedelic
Stella Donnelly – Flood : really great loose Aussie s/s rockers
Thee Sacred Souls – Thee Sacred Souls
Thick – Happy Now : sing-song accessible-punk; #femvox

Two Door Cinema Club – Keep On Smiling : very ho-hum upbeat pop-rock
Unkle – Rōnin II : sniffing the it-thing skirt
Dentist – Making a Scene : percolating, upbeat indie-pop/rock
Parker Gispert – Golden Years : solid catchy indie-rock
Schizophonics, the – Hoof It : promising garage-soul sound, but ho-hum execution
Unloved – The Pink Album
A Mountain Of One – Stars Planets Dust Me : gently psychedelic electro pop/rock
Afghan Whigs, the – How Do You Burn
Al Lover – Cosmic Joke
Beths, the – Expert in a Dying Field

Black Angels, the – Wilderness Of Mirrors : reverb-fueled psych; #theirsound
Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, the – The Third Wave Of
Brad Oberhofer – The Andy Warhol Diaries OST
Built To Spill – When The Wind Forgets Your Name : super-well-done indie rock; #legends
Crime of Passing – Crime of Passing
Crippled Black Phoenix – Banefyre : intriguing prog/metal/post-rock
Dadar – Iron Cage
Death Cab For Cutie – Asphalt Meadows : very professional open-heart emo/indie-rock; #greatnapmusic
Future Suck – Simulation
Gogol Bordello – Solidaritine

Haase One Man Band – Don’t Leave Me Baby
House Of Love, the – A State Of Grace : dark goth-gaze-pop
Ill Globo – If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me : wacky #Aussie punk-rock
Interstellar Gator – Interstellar Gator : mildly schizophrenic indie-rock; #veryBritpop #viaAUS
Jesca Hoop – Order Of Romance
Jonathan Personne – Jonathan Personne : “equal parts languid dream pop, swirling psychedelia, and classic pop”
Kold Front – Kold Front
KT Tunstall – NUT : directed but hit-or-miss
Lissie – Carving Canyons
Crack Cloud – Tough Baby

Fake Palms – Lemons : very entertaining choppy and propulsive indie/post-punk
Frowning Clouds, the – Gospel Sounds & More from the Church of Scientology
Marcus Mumford – (self-titled)
Mars Volta, the – The Mars Volta
Massy Ferguson – Joe’s Meat And Grocery : in-or-not country rock
Murlocs, the – Rapscallion
No Age – People Helping People
Oceans, the – Love Above All : cute indie-pop via #Denmark
Peace De Résistance – Bits And Pieces : fuzzed-out lo-fi post-punk glam-rock
Rhett Miller – The Misfit

Sick Thoughts – Heaven Is No Fun
Sleeping Witch & Saturn – The Divine Madness of Spring
Space Daze – Prior To Being
Starcrawler – She Said
Suede – Autofiction
Tai Verdes – HDTV
Turin Brakes – Wide-Eyed Nowhere : sounds exactly like Turin Brakes; #noeasyfeat
Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown – Shake The Roots
Vundabar – Good Old
Whitney – Spark : sterile-by-design?

Young Gods, the – Play Terry Riley In C : surprisingly interesting/intriguing
Added Dimensions – Added Dimensions
Arkells – Blink Twice
Baseball Gregg – Pastimes
Beth Orton – Weather Alive
Bill Baird – Eternal Space Bar
Bluetones, the – A New Athens
Buzzcocks – Sonics In The Soul
Comet Is Coming, the – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
Courting – Guitar Music

Editors – EBM
Excuses Excuses – Listen Up!
Future Teens – Self Help
Hickeys – Fragile Structure : enjoyable indie-rock via #Spain
Low Res – Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man : really great renditions
Monowhales – Tunnel Vision
New Mastersounds, the – The Deplar Effect : funky jazz/r&b/rock; #chillparty
Nils Frahm – Music For Animals
Pete Astor – Time On Earth
Peter Matthew Bauer – Flowers

Pleasure Center – Pity in Jangle City
Say Sue Me – The Last Thing Left
Sports Team – Gulp!
Steef – Post F
Tim Burgess – Typical Music
Vieux Farka Touré‚ & Khruangbin – Ali



Billy Strings – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY 02-04

Lemonheads, the – Stubbs, ATX SXSW 03-17

Golden Smog – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN 04-02 (night one)
Golden Smog – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN 04-03 (night two)
Savak – Tubby’s, Kingston NY 04-08
Jack White – Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit MI 04-08 (night one)
Jack White – Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit MI 04-09 (night two)
Jack White – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids MI 04-10
Jack White – Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago IL 04-12
Jack White – Icon Music Hall, Cincinnati OH 04-13
Jack White – Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh PA 04-14
Wet Tuna – Three Lobed Recordings 21st Anniversary, Duke University, Durham NC 04-16
Jack White – Place Bell, Laval, Quebec 04-16
Jack White – Agganis Arena, Boston MA 04-17
Jack White – The Anthem, Washington DC 04-19
Jack White – Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY 04-21
Jack White – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion, Portsmouth VA 04-23
Jack White – High Water Music Fest, Riverfront Park, N. Charleston, SC 04-24
Jack White – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA 04-26 (night one)
Jack White – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA 04-27 (night two)
Jack White – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA 04-28 (night three)
Jack White – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville TN 04-30 (night one)

Jack White – Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville TN 05-01 (night two)
Jack White – The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory, Irving TX 05-23
Jack White – Bok Center, Tulsa OK 05-24
Jack White – Moody Center, Austin TX 05-25
Jack White – Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix AZ 05-28
Jack White – El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso TX 05-27
Jack White – The Chelsea, Las Vegas NV 05-29
Jack White – YouTube Theater, LA CA 05-31 (night one)

Jack White – YouTube Theater, LA CA 06-01 (night two)

Dominick and the Family Band – Deep in the Valley fest, Red Hook NY 08-20

Jesus And Mary Chain, the – Live At Barrowland [reissue]
Fucked Up – David Comes to LIVE: Live at Warsaw, Brooklyn November 2011
Lyle Lovett – The Road To Pasadena (Live 1988)
Beatles, the – Get Back: The Rooftop Performance
Sheepdogs, the – Live At Lee’s
Luna – Live Penthouse
Georgia Satellites – Lightnin’ in a Bottle: The Official Live Album
Roky Erickson – Live at the Whisky 1981
Miley Cyrus – Attention Miley Live
Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Starts Hear : very, very, very early

Tinariwen – The Radio Tisdas Sessions [remaster, orig 2001]
Luna – Live Rendezvous
Bob Mould – Live FM Radio Broadcast 1989
Orions Belte – The Scenic Route Pt. II (live)
Pearl Jam – Gigaton (live) (tour ed)
Armed, the – Ultrapop: Live at the Masonic : just wow
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Live At Bonnaroo ’22
Bad Brains – Live at the Old Waldorf, SF 1982
Elvis Presley – Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite [remaster] (orig 1973)
Judy And The Jerks – Live + Hardcore

Kris Kristofferson – Live at Gilley’s Pasadena TX 15-Sep-1981
Reigning Sound – Memphis in June (live)
Wall Of Voodoo – Post Mortem (Live 1982)



Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young (B-Sides & Rarities)
David Bowie – Toy [Box]
Fruit Bats – Sometimes A Cloud Is Just A Cloud: Slow Growers, Sleeper Hits And Lost Songs (2001-2021)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3001
Beatles, the – Get Back: The Rooftop Performance
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake [demos]
Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz [deluxe ed] (orig 2021)
va – MOJO Presents: The Best Of 2021 [Jan22]
Florence And The Machine – Water To Drink Not Write About
va – 2021 David Bash’s Top 25 : #topnotchnatch

Moving Sidewalks – Flash (reissue, orig 1969)
Circle Jerks – Wild in the Streets [40th anniv ed]
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush B-Sides And Remixes
va – Ocean Child: Songs Of Yoko Ono
Daft Punk – Homework [25th anniv ed] (orig 1997)
Supernaturals, the – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (expanded reissue, orig 1997)
Billy F Gibbons – Vagabond Man [JA release]
Calibro 35 – Traditori Di Tutti [deluxe reissue] (orig 2013)
Come – Peel Sessions ’91-’93
Five Day Rain – Good Year: The Five Day Rain Anthology

va – Fantastische Frauen
Betterdays, the – Hush Your Mouth: The Betterdays Anthology
Los Lobos – Vientos Del Pueblo [Remasterizado, orig 1972]
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project [demos]
DJ Jazzy Jeff – The Return Of The Magnificent (Instrumentals) [orig 2007]
Loud Family, the & Anton Barbeau – What If It Works [reissue, orig 2006]
Sonic Youth – In-Out-In
UNKLE – Rōnin I (Instrumentals)
va – Black Lives: From Generation to Generation
va – First Six Dischord Records [vinyl box]

va – ReWiggled
Fucked Up – Do All Words Can Do
Hoodoo Gurus – Poptastic Volume 1
Leslie West – Legacy: A Tribute to Leslie West
Tinariwen – Amassakoul [remaster, orig 2004]
va – The Many Sides of Shake Some Action
Love Tractor – Themes From Venus [remaster, orig 1988]
Pavement – Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal (orig 1999)
va – C91
Franz Ferdinand – Hits To The Head

David Dondero – Number Zero With A Bullet [remaster, orig 2010]
Suzi Quatro – The Rock Box 1973-1979
va – Third Man Records Mix (JWhite cd2)
Brian Auger – Search Party (orig 1981)
Nightingales, the – King Rocker OST : great tunes, now I’m interested in the film…
Scott McCarl – Play On (reissue, orig 1997)
Calibro 35 – Decade (reissue, orig 1998)
Dodgy – The A&M Years [box]
Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (MFSL remaster, orig 1974)
T. Rex – Strange Orchestra Volume One

T. Rex – Strange Orchestra Volume Two
va – Dave Brock Presents… This Was Your Future: Space Rock & Other Psychedelics 1978-1998
va – DJ Kicks: Cinthie
va – Take Me To The River: New Orleans
Muffs, the – Really Really Happy (orig 2004)
Camera Obscura – Making Money (4AD B-Sides and Rarities)
Robert Pollard – Our Gaze (reissue, orig 2007)
va – If You Gotta Go-Go, Go-Go Now: A Tribute To The Go-Go’s
William Loveday Intention, the – Early Demos, Vol. 1 [Vipers Tongue]
Neko Case – Wild Creatures

Fuzztones, the – Encore
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Voices Of Other Times [orig 1999]
Kills, the – No Wow (The Tchad Blake Mix 2022) (orig 2005)
va – Tribute To The Byrds: Fifth Dimension Redimensioned
va – Summer Breeze
Beck – Guerolito
Twink – You Reached For The Stars: The Best Of Twink
va – Americana Railroad
Odd Nosdam – Odd Nosdam Is at Home Wasted on a Waterbed
Shirelles, the & King Curtis – The Shirelles And King Curtis Give A Twist Party [remaster] (orig 1962)

Manic Street Preachers – Covers : …Tues night at Bennigan’s…
Wedding Present, the – Locked Down And Stripped Back, Vol. 2
va – Heroes And Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-68
DIIV – Sometime/Human/Geist
Miklos Rozsa – Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid OST
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Toast
va – An Ode To Their Heroes Vol. 3
va – Can the Glam: 80 Glambusters
va – MOJO Presents: Hello Operator! The Songs Jack White Taught Us
Bill Frisell & Hunter S. Thompson – The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved [reissue] (orig 2012)

DJ Sundae – Live At Oddity Radio [Mixtape]
Elevator Through – Vague Premonition [Expanded Ed] (orig 1999)
Heathen Apostles – Bloodgrass, Vol. 3 & 4
Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – Long Nights of Summer: The Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera Anthology
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things [remaster] (orig 1961)
Psychic Ills – FRKWYS Vol. 4.5 Nowhere In The Night
Smithereens, the – Especially For You [reissue] (orig 1986)
va – Jon Savage’s 1977-1979: Symbols Clashing Everywhere
va – Miles Out To Sea: The Roots Of British Power Pop 1969-1975
va – MOJO Presents: Break It Up!: New York Art, Rock, Poetry And Noise 1956-2022 [Aug 2022]

va – Tribute To The Byrds: Younger Than Yesterday Today
va – MOJO Presents: Cover Me: The Springsteen Songbook [Sept 2022]
Matt Nathanson – Last Of The Great Pretenders [reissue] (orig 2013)
Flyying Colours – Flyying Colours {EP comp}
Gang Of Youths – Triple J: Like A Version Sessions
Jungle Giants, the – Love Signs Remixed (orig 2021)
Sasha Miller – Yes Funk [remaster] (orig 2020)
Ruby – Salt Peter 25 (orig 1995)
Tom Vek – Newer Symbols (orig 2020)
Black Diamond Heavies – All To Hell/Their Baddest And Greasiest

Blondie – Against the Odds 1974-1982
Cure, the – Japanese Whispers [reissue] (orig 1983)
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Night Walker/Death Waltz : brilliant; #collectedEPs
Journey – Escape [remaster] (orig 1981)
Judy and the Jerks – Total Jerks
Sleep – Dopesmoker [remaster] (orig 2003)
Stereolab – Pulse Of The Early Brain (Switched On, Vol. 5)
National, the – Cherry Tree Vol. 4
va – 100 Greatest Christmas Songs Ever
va – Afro Psych: Journeys Into Psychedelic Africa 1972-1977

va – Cafe del Mar vol. 28
va – Jem Records Celebrates Pete Townshend
va – Ladies Sing The Boss
va – MOJO Presents: Thunder In Our Hearts (A Kate Bush Companion) [Oct2022]
va – No Panties: Dirty Rap
va – Paradise: Compilation of 1950’s R&B
va – They Turn Turn Turn All Around The Byrds
va – Uncut: Now Playing [Oct2022]
Chemical Brothers, the – Dig Your Own Hole [25th anniv ed]
Cults – Host B-Sides And Remixes

Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros – Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years
Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965
Stars On 45 – 40 Years Anthology
Sweet, the – Platinum Rare Vol. 2
va – Birthday Blues: 33 Artists Interpret The Music Of James Toth
David Bowie – Moonage Daydream OST
C.V.E. – Chillin Villains: We Represent Billions
Coins Parallèles – Démo
Dr. John – Things Happen That Way
Herman Düne – The Portable Herman Düne, Vol.1

Johnossi – Mad Gone Wild [deluxe ed]
Smithereens, the – The Lost Album
va – Confess, Fletch OST
va – Funky Kitchen 2
We Dream Of Eden – Garden Heart: Reworks



Riley Walker – So Certain EP
Robin Guthrie – Springtime EP
Lime Cordiale & Idris Elba – Cordi Elba EP
Steve Gunn – Nakama EP
Pom Poko – This Is Our House EP
Senior Service, the – A Little More Time With EP
Marissa Nadler – The Wrath Of The Clouds EP : #manymanylevelsofboring
Yard Act – Rich EP
Sebastien Tellier – Symphonic EP
Sofia Bolt – Soft Like a Peach EP

Afternoon Men – AM:EP
Allison Moorer – Wish for You EP
Bob Mould – The Ocean EP
Elephant Stone – Le Voyage De M. Lonely Dans La Lune EP
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Moon EP
NewDad – Banshee EP
Orville Peck – Bronco: Chapter 1
Reds, Pinks And Purples, the – Slow Torture Of An Hourly Wage EP
Wave Pictures, the – Winter EP
Mr. Oizo – Voila EP

Babehoven – Sunk EP
Bambara – Love On My Mind EP
David Bowie – Shadow Man (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix) 7”
JEFF the Brotherhood – Ye Olde… EP : ambient/krautrock?
Naked Gypsy Queens – Georgiana EP
Arcade Fire – The Lightning I, II single
Burial – Nova / Moth single
Gruff Rhys – People Are Pissed single
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Made In Timeland single
Left Banke, the – High Flyer EP

Orville Peck – Bronco Chapter 2 EP
Spoon – Wild EP
Sundara Karma – Oblivion! EP
Weezer – SZNZ: Spring EP
Belligerents, the – Another Way Of Living EP
Dream Widow – Dream Widow EP : pedal to the floor; #foofighters
µ-Ziq – Goodbye EP
Sprints – A Modern Job EP
Tropical Fuck Storm – Satanic Slumber Party single
Vaccines, the – Planet Of The Youth EP

Kongos – Interference EP
Black Midi – Cavalcovers EP
Blackberry Smoke – Stoned EP
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Room At The Top EP
Kongos – Flash Flood EP
Ólafur Arnalds – Sunrise Session II EP
Typhoon – Underground Complex No. 1 EP
Black Crowes, the – 1972 EP
Daisy Brain – Disconnected Happy EP
Dead Horse One – When Love Runs Dry EP

Division of Laura Lee – Last Light EP
Folk Implosion – Feel It If You Feel It EP
Garbage, the & the Flowers – Cinnamon Sea EP
Hoodoo Gurus – On The Heavy Side 2 EP
Kirk Hammett – Portals EP
Panic Shack – Baby Shack EP
Paolo Nutini – Through The Echoes/Lose It single
Parquet Courts – Plant Life single
Primus – Conspiranoid EP
Space Daze – Remote View EP

Sei Still – Fuzz Club Session EP
Bryan Ferry – Love Letters EP
Lou Barlow And Company – Only Fading / Sacrifice single
Mando Diao – Stop The Train, Vol. 1 EP
Xani Hall – Glasshouse EP : buzzy indie via #NewZealand
Hoodoo Gurus – Punk Rock Gurus Volume 2 EP
Hovvdy – Billboard for My Feelings EP
Supercrush – Melody Maker EP
Bobby Lees, the – Hollywood Junkyard EP
Hazel English – Summer Nights EP

Heavy Heavy, the – Life and Life Only EP
Revivalists, the – Made In Muscle Shoals Vol. 2 EP
Weezer – SZNZ: Summer EP
Bull – Stuck Between The Virtual And Physical World EP
Hoodoo Gurus – Flipsides To Flip Over EP
JD McPherson – The Warm Covers, Vol. 2 EP
Mary Onettes, the – What I Feel In Some Places EP
Zoon – Big Pharma EP
Bacon Brothers, the – Erato EP
Night Moves – The Redaction EP : good but over-the-top 80s rock; when they’re not The Boss, they’re Fleetwood Mac

Sebastien Tellier – Extatic EP
Billie Eilish – Guitar Songs EP
Nataly Dawn – Gardenview EP (Immersive ed)
Sweaty Lamarr – A Little Bit Cuntry, A Little Bit Rock & Roll EP
Mal de Mer – Sanguine EP
Jon Batiste – The Evening Collection EP
Happy Mondays – Tart Tart EP
Young the Giant – Act II: Exile EP
Young the Giant – Act I: Origins EP
Circa Waves – Hell On Earth EP

Front Bottoms, the – Theresa EP
Judy and the Jerks – Music to Go Nuts EP
Matthew E. White – Only In America EP
Mdou Moctar – Niger Vol. 1 EP
Packs – Woah EP
Rouge – Rouge EP
Santa Monica Dub Association – Depth Lurker EP
Surf Ghost – Surf Ghost EP
Tropical Fuck Storm – Moonburn EP
Audio Research Council – Studies No. 1 EP

Neutrals – Bus Stop Nights EP
Vices, the – I Had A Name EP
Blood Orange – Four Songs EP
Catastrophic Dance Ensemble – Panko bw Sad Machine single
Catastrophic Dance Ensemble – Vol. 1 EP
Coach Party – Nothing Is Real EP
Iron And Wine – Lori EP
Ringo Starr – EP3
Rifle – Holloway demos
Kat Haus – Flesh EP

Kat Haus – Manic EP
Billy Idol – The Cage EP
Snoozers – Snoozers EP vol 2
Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn EP
Yellow Days – Inner Peace EP
Games We Play – Get A Job EP
Keg – Girders EP