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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The Monthly - March 11

1. MUDHONEYIn ‘n’ Out Of Grace New To Me
Classic proto-grunge from 1988’s Superfuzz Bigmuff EP, recently featured on Mojo mag’s excellent Roots Of Nirvana compilation.

2. FUNERAL PARTYNew York City Moves To The Sound Of LA Hot Off The Press
Punky new single from Cali newbies who are named after The Cure song of the same name.

3. SCHWABThe Moleman New To Me
Catchy 2008 track as featured in the current Ford Fiesta ads, from an unsigned London group.

Mental album-only cut from C&S’ recent No More Idols album. Dizzee’s on fine form too.

5. BETH DITTOOpen Heart Surgery Hot Off The Press
The Gossip’s leading lady releases her debut solo EP, produced by Simian Mobile Disco.

6. DURAN DURANCome Undone New To Me
From 1993’s The Wedding Album, this shows why they’re still respected now.

7. BRIAN ENOCindy Tells Me New To Me
From ‘73 debut solo album by ex-Roxy Music man and all round legendary producer/recorder.

8. WHITE DENIMDrug Hot Off The Press
Psych rock Texans come good yet again on brand new track ahead of forthcoming fourth album.

9. TORO Y MOIStill Sound Hot Off The Press
From debut album from ‘the Bull & Me’, Underneath The Pine, a recent Rough Trade album of the month.

10. ELVIS COSTELLOPump It Up New To Me
Brilliant pop single from 1978’s This Year’s Model album.

11. PATRICK WOLFThe City Hot Off The Press
Perfect pop? I think so. From new album Lupercalia, Wolf’s fifth to date.

12. ELBOWJesus Is A Rochdale Girl Hot Off The Press
Beautiful and triumphant return for Elbow with new record Build A Rocket Boys!

13. BARRY LOUIS POLISARAll I Want Is You Rediscovery Of The Month I
From the Juno OST and only recently acquired on CD for me. Polisar was a kids songwriter, donchaknow.

14. CAT STEVENSAnother Saturday Night New To Me
Sam Cooke cover by pre-Islam Stevens. A 1974 greatest hits-only track.

15. JOE SOUTHGames People Play New To Me
Sounds so familiar. This track won Grammies and was South’s biggest single, from 1968.

16. R.KELLYIgnition (Remix) Rediscovery Of The Month II
A throwaway cheese-fest? Not likely. This 2002 UK #1 is now regarded as a high watermark for modern R&B, and it’s a brilliant track. Even if he is a pervert. Perfect for early summer too.

This month's accompanying photo is of the 50 (count 'em) CDs that I won from Mojo magazine - I think I entered their competition about best albums of the year before Christmas and without thinking about it again I won their top 50 of 2010. Totally sweet.

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