Thursday, February 22, 2007

currently listening

Here's what I've been listening to this week:

1. Tinariwen - Aman Imen LP (amazing desert blues from Mali - wonderful)
2. Field Music - Tones of Town LP (far out prog-pop from the North East)
3. LCD Soundsystem - 'North American Scum' (amazing return from James Murphy)
4. Replikas - Avaz LP (at times lovely, blissful Turkish indie rock - like Pavement with an arabic twist, if you can imagine that)
5. Dinosaur Jr - 'Almost Ready' (they're baaaaaaaaack!)
6. The Long Blondes - 'Giddy Stratospheres' (Pulp meets Blondie, with an equally captivating frontwoman)
7. Showbiz and AG - Runaway Slave LP (classic early hip hop - forgotten how good this is)
8. Circus Lupus - 'Unrequited' (re-living my teenage obsession with dischord records at the moment - hard, brittle punk rock, and still fantastic)
9. Vieux Farka Toure - S/T LP (gorgeous and delicate Malian pop)
10. Pale Saints - In Ribbons LP (more teenage reminiscences, although of a slightly more ethereal nature)


Natalia said...

What is the difference between assistant blog and assistant diary?

Boy inform me.

jonathan said...

I don't really update Assistant Diary as much as I had intended, but it's just there for my own amusement, really - the plan is to make a note, every single day, of what I'm reading, or watching, or listening to, so I can go back to it and remember how I wasted my time during 2007. If I ever post anything good on it I'll normally transfer it over to Assistant Blog, so it's not really worth reading unless you're a Jonathan-stalker.