Ian Fraser

Best new:

Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries
Deradoorian - The Expanding Flower Planet
Teeth of the Sea - Deadly Black Tarantula
Hey Colossus - Radio Static High/Black and Gold
Beautify Junkyards - The Beast Shouted Love
Follakzoid - III
Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down The Light
Bevis Frond - Example 22
Cathode Ray Eyes - Eyes in the Melancholy Palm
Dead Sea Apes - Spectral Domain

Best reissues:

Martin Carthy - S/T
The Left Outsides - The Shape of Things to Come (it had a download/CDR release a few years back other wise slot it in above)
Vibravoid - 2001

Best compilation:

Dust On The Nettles - A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72


Rob Chapman - Psychedelia and Other Covers

Sean Gibbins

Fuzz - II

Minami Deutsch S/T

Rosy Finch - Witchboro

Hills - Frid

Carlton Melton - Out To Sea

Sundays & Cybele - Heaven

Blown Out - Jet Black Hallucinations

Gnod - Infinity Machines

Wand - Golem

Black Bombaim, Isaiah Mitchell, Rodrigo Amado, Shela – Live at Casazul

Simon Lewis

Various - Through the Static and Distance, The Songs of Jason Molina

The revolutionary Army of Jesus - Beauty Will Save The World

 United Bible Studies - The Ale's What Cures You - United Bible Studies

Bobbie Donnie - Plays the Bobby Donnie Songs

Sharron Kraus - Friends and Enemies, Lovers and Strangers

Tim Moth Eye and the Spectral Light  - Grave Needs

Round Eye - S/T

Client/Server - Tokyo Dronecore

Chester Hawkins - Apostasy Suite

Bevis Frond - Example 22

It has been a great year for music and this list is subject to change at any time.

Phil McMullen

The Amazing – Picture You

Dead Sea Apes – Spectral Domain

Nick Jonah Davis - House Of Dragons

Bevis Frond - Example 22

Hills – Frid

In Gowan Ring  - The Serpent And The Dove

Sharron Kraus - Friends And Enemies; Lovers And Strangers

The Left Outsides – The Shape Of Things To Come

Glenn Phillips – Lost At Sea (reissue)

Teeth of the Sea – Highly Deadly Black Tarantula

Stephen Palmer

Theodor Bastard – Vetvi

  • Terrific, powerful and varied album of world music inspired rock.

Crystal Jacqueline – Rainflower

  • Beautiful, exotic and engaging album from super singer.

Us & Them – Summer Green And Autumn Brown

  • Evokes natural environments and more in delightful, bucolic style.

Tir na Nog – The Dark Dance

  • Great comeback album by Irish legends.

Karnataka – Secrets Of Angels

  • Rocked my boat with big vocals, strong songs and great playing.

Daniel Wylie’s Cosmic Rough Riders – Chrome Cassettes

  • More tunes from a Scottish master of melody; great to have him back.

Emily Jones – Autumn Eye

  • Charming mini-album of singer-songwriter, folky vignettes.

Mercury Rev – The Light In You

  • After a mere seven years, the Catskill Mountains’ finest return!

Sundowners – Sundowners

  • Super album of strong, melodious pop with Skelly bros./The Coral links.

Africa Express – Africa Express Presents...Terry Riley's In C, Mali

Amazing, hypnotic, awesome version of Terry Riley’s ‘60s classic.

Steve Pescott

(1) Eyeless in Gaza - Mythic Language (3cd) - A Scale Records.

An excellent set of previously unissued material from a British art pop duo who sadly, didn't get the major accolades they richly deserved....

(2) Ed Askew - Ask the Unicorn L.P. - Tin Angel Records.

A reissue from the great ESP imprint, circa '68. And about time too! People have been waiting for this for over forty years!

(3) Graham Bond - Live at the BBC and other stories (4cd) - Repertoire Records.

Full of natural goodness. The G.B. biography needs to be republished.

(4) Iron Butterfly - Ball/Metamorphosis (cd) - B.G.O. Records.

Post Gadda reissues...Ball remains to this day, an undervalued chunk of moody blather....

(5) Spirit - At Ebbett's Field (cd) - Good Shop Funke Records.

The still sorely missed Randy California's consummate skill still shines through this live set.

(6) Pekka Airaksinen - Buddhas of Golden Light L.P. - Arclight Editions Records.

This reissue from '84 is quite possibly one of the weeerdest albums I've heard in a long day's march. Them crazy Finns!

(7) Lamartine - Reportage L.P. - Finders Keepers Records.

Way off kilter library music from the continent.

(8) Various Artists - Brown Acid L.P. - Riding Easy Records.

Greasy-haired U.S. hard rock no-goodniks from the early seventies. Contains the glories of Punch (Death Head) and Josefus!!!

(9) Midnight - Into the Night L.P. - Drag City Records.

A private press reissue from 1977. A little bit of Pentagram infatuation with a Doors aftertaste. Cover art uses 'Old English' typeface without apparent irony.

(10) Cosmic Ground 2 Self-titled (D.L.P.) - - Deep Distance Records.

The work of Dirk Jan Muller. Four side-long tracks of a mid-period Tangs and Ash Ra nature.....

Andrew Young

Us and Them - Summer green and Autumn brown
Vic Mars - The land and the garden
The Bitter Springs - Cuttlefish and love's remains
The Left Outsides - The shape of things to come
Papernut Cambridge - Nutlets
P60 - P60
Ralegh Long - Hoverance
Trembling Bells - Soverign Sky
This Is The Kit - Bashed out
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

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