Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind – Album number 30(!) from Bob. And his first at the time for 7 years (plus his first double-album since 1970. And a corker it is too, back on form Bob.
Arctic Monkeys: AM – This band just cannot release a dud record.
Bebo Valdés & Chucho Valdés: Juntos Para Siempre – Nice bit of piano-ing this.
BlakRoc: BlakRoc – This is really The Black Keys, they made this with some dude called Damon Dash and a bunch of collaborators including Mos Def, Q-Tip and RZA amongst others. It’s pretty good, like rocky hippity hop.
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead: Dylan & the Dead – This is a live album from 1987, most of the tunes are Dylans. One reviewer wrote: “quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead” and “a sad, disheartening document”. Oh dear.
Cass McCombs: Catacombs – This is all rather nice. He’s American. That’s all I know, has a few more records so might check those out too.
Cat Power: The Covers Record – Excellent op-shop find, I have a few of Cat’s (or Chan) records. This is obviously a covers record. Rolling Stones, Dylan, Smog, Velvet Underground and Johnny Mathis all get the going over.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Self released debut from these chaps. And what a brilliant band name. And a tops record, 10 years old now.
Album count 2015: 17