This Easter weekend I managed to spend some quality time alone with my hi-fi and some choice vinyl. Doesn’t happen as often as it should do; just lounging on the sofa for a few hours, listening to music and reading.
And what did I read? X-Ray magazine of course. Their new release reviews are excellent, no NME cobblers, just what and who the artist sounds like, and why they are good/bad/indifferent. As a result of the reviews and a few articles, here’s a list of stuff I might buy:
- Yo La Tengo – ‘Summer Sun’ and ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out’
- Sonic Youth – ‘Daydream Nation’
- Fat Truckers – ‘Fat Truckers’
- The Cool Jerks – ‘Cleaned a Lot of Plates In…’
- Adult – ‘Resuscitation’
- Various – ‘The Sympathetic Sound of Toe Rag’
- Hot Hot Heat – ‘Make Up The Breakdown’
- Husband – ‘Rock and Pop’
- Ladytron – ‘Blue Jeans’ and ‘604’
- Richard Hawley – ‘Late Night Final’
(Norman Records and Diverse Vinyl rub their hands in glee.) Anything to add or avoid? Suspiciously, all of X-Ray’s reviewers give scores of 3 out of 5 or more. I’d be happy with this if it’s a deliberate way of listing this month’s recommended releases, but I’d like to know for sure.
And honour of this musical interlude, here’s today’s bag of dunkable arse:
Formed a band and had
Loads of good songs like
Love Froth Tuesday, Pancake Candy Shoes
Got a good guitarist
But he’s got a sad Barnet
Kiss Cream Carnival, Lime Sky Spooky Pills.
It’s me 4AD3DCD, me 4AD3DCD, me 4AD3DCD.
And I’m on a foundation course.
From 4AD3DCD on This Leaden Pall.