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Finestkind 2015

I know, another year and here we go again with another set of db’s finestkind. I have bemoaned to all and sundry that “this year is terrible”. However, again we have 3 cd’s worth, somehow.

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Finestkind 2014

This year’s Finestkind tracklist…

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Finestkind 2013

I recommend you buy OR get a partner/child/uncle whatever to buy the following for you as they are no brainers:
Lloyd Cole -Standards
Arctic Monkeys -AM
Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
Agnes Obel -Aventine
National -Trouble Will Find Me
Goldfrapp -Tales Of Us
Jah Wobble Marconi Wobble -Anomic
Sam Williams – Europatron (release 2014)

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Finestkind 2012

So albums of 2012, buy these now and enjoy… Heritage Blues Orchestra, Greg Holden (one of my scouts tipped me off about this guy), British based in NYC and is fab fab fab, Kathleen Edwards (makes a return on finestkind after a few years), it is lovely work all round, First Aid Kit, how can these girls be Swedish? They sound like they are straight from the south, as in USA.

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Finestkind of 2011

This year a bunch of us Finestkinders (20 in all) went to End of the Road Festival and dance we did to Tinariwen, Wooden Shjips. Lykke Li, Leisure Society… The rain stayed away, other than a shower on the last night. Thanks to the tip from Malcom of Rough Trade, we checked out Lanterns on The Lake, amazing and the album is beautiful too; Laura Marling was better than her new LP.

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Finestkind of 2010

Volume 1.

  1. Nada Surf: Electrocution, from If I Had A Hi-Fi, on Mardev: ASIN: B003AO3CIK
  2. Eels: Gone Man, from End Times, on V2 / Co-op: ASIN: B002VP3C5W
  3. Gorillaz: On Melancholy Hill, from Plastic Beach, on Parlophone: ASIN: B0032W7CZO
  4. Leisure Society: A Short Weekend Begins With Longing, from The Sleeper, on Full Time Hobby: ASIN: B002MB0X16
  5. Bombay Bicycle Club: Rinse Me Down, from Flaws, on Island: ASIN: B003M3UJKS
  6. Delta Spirit: 911, from History From Below, on Decca (UMO): ASIN: B003EYEFC8
  7. Black Keys: Sinister Kid, from Brothers, on V2 Coop: ASIN: B003G5MTFK
  8. Vampire Weekend: Diplomat’s Son, from Contra, on XL Recordings: ASIN: B002J N74WI
  9. Delphic: This Momentary, from Acolyte, on Chimeric/Polydor: ASIN: B002USCGOS
  10. Jakob Dylan: Yonder Come The Blues, from Women And Country, on Columbia: ASIN: B003AYBD4A
  11. Steve Miller: Don’t Cha Know, from Bingo! on Roadrunner: ASIN: B003GE69J8
  12. Nada Surf: Enjoy the Silence, from If I Had A Hi-Fi on Mardev: ASIN: B003AO3CIK
  13. Gorillaz & Snoop Dogg: Welcome To The World…, from Plastic Beach, on Parlophone: ASIN: B0032W7CZO
  14. Peter Gabriel: Waterloo Sunset, from Scratch My Back on Virgin: ASIN: B002ZCJBGK
  15. Steve Mason: All Come Down, from Boys Outside, on Double Six : ASIN: B003CWRNOY
  16. Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie: Midnight Marauders, from Midnight Marauders, download
  17. Danton Eeprom: Give Me Pain, from Yes Is More, on Republic of Music: ASIN: B002R7SDIK

Volume 3.

  1. Album Leaf: Tied Knots, from A Chorus of Storytellers, on Sub Pop: ASIN: B002ZTIJ2U
  2. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Oscarine, from Chamber Music, on Universal France: ASIN: B002MGNR4Q
  3. Nils Frahm: Tristana, from Wintermusik, on Erased Tapes: ASIN: B002WBW0A8
  4. Ólafur Arnalds: Þú Ert Jörðin, from And They Have Escaped…, on Erased Tapes: ASIN: B003EGI72A
  5. Peter Gabriel: Philadelphia, from Scratch My Back, on Virgin: ASIN: B002ZCJBGK
  6. Sun Kil Moon: Australian Winter, from Admiral Fell Promises, on Caldo Verde: ASIN: B003N9XGBK
  7. Marconi Union: We Travel, from A Lost Connection, on Just Music: ASIN: B003L8AKEO
  8. Grasscut: 1946, from 1 Inch / 1/2 Mile, on Ninja Tune: ASIN: B003HIDJMS
  9. Peter Gabriel: The Boy In The Bubble, from Scratch My Back, on Virgin: ASIN: B002ZCJBGK
  10. Steve Mason: I Let Her In, from Boys Outside, on Double Six: ASIN: B003CWRNOY
  11. Sun Kil Moon: Bay Of Skulls, from Admiral Fell Promises, on Caldo Verde: ASIN: B003N9XGBK
  12. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Mako Mady, from Chamber Music, on Universal France: ASIN: B002MGNR4Q
  13. Steve Tibbetts: Chandogra, from Natural Causes, on ECM: ASIN: B0038QBP7A
  14. Ólafur Arnalds: Loftið Verður Skyndilega Kalt, from And They Have Escaped…, on Erased Tapes: ASIN: B003EGI72A
  15. Album Leaf: Perro, from A Chorus of Storytellers, on Sub Pop: ASIN: B002ZTIJ2U
  16. Marconi Union: Transient, from A Lost Connection, on Just Music: ASIN: B003L8AKEO
  17. Nils Frahm: Ambre, from Wintermusik, on Erased Tapes: ASIN: B002WBW0A8
  18. Jóhann Jóhannsson: Theme, from And In The Endless Pause…, on Type: ASIN: B0030M06QS

Volume Blue.

  1. Smoke Fairies: Hotel Room, from Through Low Light And Trees: on V2 Coop: ASIN: B003UNN5YW
  2. Freelance Whales: Hannah, from Weathervanes, on Sony Music:ASIN: B003626TL8
  3. Black Mountain: The Hair Song, from Wilderness Heart, on Jagjaguwar: ASIN: B003UHYSDK
  4. Acorn: Bobcat Goldwraith, from No Ghost, on Bella Union: ASIN: B003BTIG30
  5. Besnard Lakes: And This Is What We Call Progress, from …Are The Roaring Night, on Jagjaguwar: ASIN: B00347ZYU2
  6. Black Mountain: Old Fangs, from Wilderness Heart, on Jagjaguwar: ASIN: B003UHYSDK
  7. Black Angels: Sunday Afternoon, from Phosphene Dream, on Blue Horizon: ASIN: B003WHL9FS
  8. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Snake Song from Hawk, on V2 Records: ASIN: B003TVMHV2
  9. Lloyd Cole: If I Were A Song, from Broken Record, on Tapete: ASIN: B003TE9BKO
  10. Bombay Bicycle Club: Fairytale Lullaby from Flaws, on Island: ASIN: B003M3UJKS
  11. Climbers: I Keep Falling, from The Good Ship, on Willkommen: ASIN: B003L1UWNU
  12. Harper Simon: Wishes And Stars from Harper Simon, on PIAS Recordings: ASIN: B00384GJ3W
  13. Firekites: Autumn Story, from The Bowery, on Own Records: ASIN: B002KPW402
  14. Wooden Shjips: Loose Lips, from Vol. 2, on Sick Thirst: ASIN: B00395CEEI
  15. School Of Seven Bells: Babelonia, from Disconnect From Desire, on Full Time Hobby: ASIN: B003PO342E
  16. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Come Undone, from Hawk, on V2 Records: ASIN: B003TVMHV2

Volume Red.

  1. Leisure Society: The Sleeper, from The Sleeper, on Full Time Hobby: ASIN: B002MB0X16
  2. Bombay Bicycle Club: Ivy & Gold, from Flaws, on Island: ASIN: B003M3UJKS
  3. Firekites: Last Ships, from The Bowery, on Own Records: ASIN: B002KPW402
  4. Eels: Apple Trees, from End Times, on V2 / Co-op: ASIN: B002VP3C5W
  5. Besnard Lakes: Chicago Train, from The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, on Jagjaguwar: ASIN: B00347ZYU2
  6. Wooden Shjips: Vampire Blues, from Vol. 2, on Sick Thirst: ASIN: B00395CEEI
  7. Delta Spirit: Bushwick Blues, from History From Below, on Decca (UMO): ASIN: B003EYEFC8
  8. Black Keys: Ten Cent Pistol, from Brothers, on V2 Coop: ASIN: B003G5MTFK
  9. Black Crowes: Jealous Again, from Croweology, on Silver Arrow: ASIN: B003S897U0
  10. Nada Surf: You Were So Warm, from If I Had A Hi-Fi, on Mardev: ASIN: B003AO3CIK
  11. Harper Simon: Berkeley Girl, from Harper Simon, on PIAS Recordings: ASIN: B00384GJ3W
  12. Leisure Society: The Darkest Place I Know, from The Sleeper, on Full Time Hobby: ASIN: B002MB0X16
  13. Lloyd Cole: Why In The World?, from Broken Record, on Tapete: ASIN: B003TE9BKO
  14. Jakob Dylan: Everybody’s Hurting, from Women And Country, on Columbia: ASIN: B003AYBD4A
  15. Steve Miller: All Your Love (I Miss Loving), from Bingo! on Roadrunner: ASIN: B003GE69J8
  16. Delphic: Doubt, from Acolyte, on Chimeric/Polydor: ASIN: B002USCGOS
  17. Vampire Weekend: Taxi Cab, from Contra, on XL Recordings: ASIN: B002J N74WI
  18. Jahcoozi: Barefoot Dub, from Barefoot Wanderer on Republic of Music: ASIN: B0039S7EZ4
  19. Prince Fatty: Insane In the Brain, from Supersize, on Wrasse Records:ASIN: B0040ZTO6C
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Finestkind of 2009

Devil Way Down In A Hole Side: Vol.1

  1. Acorn: Flood Pt.1, from Glory Hope Mountain, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001DR9H5S
  2. Florence & the Machine: Dog Days Are Over, from Lungs, on Island Records: ASIN: B001PB3RU8
  3. Sola Rosa: Turn Around Featuring Iva Lamkum, from Get It Together (download – contact db)
  4. Fat Freddy’s Drop: Pull The Catch, from Dr Boondigga & The Big BW, on The Drop: ASIN: B002GJ3OH4
  5. Ladi6: Give Me the Light, from Time Is Not Much, (contact db)
  6. School of Seven Bells: Iamundernodisguise, from Alpinisms, on Full Time Hobby: ASIN: B001LRRZOU
  7. Great Lake Swimmers: Still Lost, from Channels, on Nettwerk: ASIN: B001PS0ETS
  8. Mariachi El Bronx: Sleepwalking, from El Bronx, on Whichita: ASIN: B002CKWQKI
  9. Crippled Black Phoenix: Rise Up and Fight, from 200 Tons of Bad Luck, on invada: ASIN: B00262GGH6
  10. M Ward: Fisher of Men, from Hold Time, on 4AD: ASIN: B001KVW588
  11. Vetiver: Sister, from Tight Knight, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001R4MEY8
  12. Todd Snider: Fortunate Son, from Peace Queer, on Aimless: ASIN: B001CITQPE
  13. Bat For Lashes: Sleep Alone, from Two Suns, on EMI: ASIN: B001RQ0SJO
  14. Wooden Shjips: We Ask You to Ride, from Wooden Shjips, on Holy Mountain: ASIN: B001U7B50G
  15. Richard Hawley: Remorse Code (edit), from Truelove’s Gutter, on Mute: ASIN: B002JAPF04
  16. Teitur: The Singer, from Teitur, on A&G Records: ASIN: B001R193JK
  17. Fat Freddy’s Drop: Shiverman, from Dr Boondigga & The Big BW, on The Drop: ASIN: B002GJ3OH4
  18. Terry Lynn: Kingstonlogic (Angry Mix), from Kingstonlogic 2.0, on Feraltone: ASIN: B001FTHTIQFront Image – Score for ‘String Paths’ by Mara Helmuth from Notations 21 by Theresa Sauer. ISBN 978-0-9795546-4-3

With God On Our Side Vol. 2

  1. Neville Brothers: Way Down In The Hole, from The Wire, on Warner: ASIN: B000YDOOT6
  2. School of Seven Bells: Prince of Peace, from Alpinisms, on Full Time Hobby ASIN: B001LRRZOU
  3. Cave Singers: At The Cut, from Welcome Joy, on Matador ASIN: B002DESIEQ
  4. Gomez : Little Pieces, from A New Tide, on Eat Sleep ASIN: B001RTYL0I
  5. Monsters Of Folk : Dear God, from Monsters Of Folk, on Rough Trade Records ASIN: B002ERCIDY
  6. Acorn: Crooked Legs, from Glory Hope Mountain on Bella Union ASIN: B001DR9H5S
  7. Vetiver : Roll On Babe, from Tight Knight, on Bella Union ASIN: B001R4MEY8
  8. Cave Singers : Summer Light, from Welcome Joy, on Matador ASIN: B002DESIEQ
  9. AA Bondy : American Hearts, from Vice Rag, on Fat Possum ASIN: B0015D3YSG
  10. Great Lake Swimmers : Everything Is Moving So Fast, from Lost Channels, on Nettwerk ASIN: B001PS0ETS
  11. Monsters Of Folk : Sandman, The Brakeman And Me, from Monsters Of Folk, on Rough Trade Records ASIN: B002ERCIDY
  12. Mumford & Sons : Little Lion Man, from Sigh No More, on Island ASIN: B002L5R75S
  13. Todd Snider : Stuck On the Corner (Prelude to a Heart Attack), from Peace Queer, on Aimless ASIN: B001CITQPE
  14. Wooden Shjips : Losin’ Time, from Wooden Shjips, on Holy Mountain ASIN: B001U7B50G
  15. Arctic Monkeys: My Propeller, from Humbug, on Domino ASIN: B002E3BQLS
  16. Ladi6 : Walk Right Up, from Time Is Not Much, (contact db)
  17. Terry Lynn: IMF, from Kingstonlogic 2.0, on Feraltone ASIN: B001FTHTIQ
  18. Salmonella Dub Freak Local, from Freak Local EP, on Phantom Sound & Vision ASIN: B002FG9NKA
  19. Fat Freddy’s Drop: The Nod (faded), from Dr Boondigga & The Big BW, on The Drop ASIN: B002GJ3OH4

That Side Vol.3

  1. Jon Hassell: Blue Period, from Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street, on ECM: ASIN: B001O2MBBE
  2. Vetiver: Down >From Above, from Tight Knit, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001R4MEY8
  3. Vassilis Tsabropoulos: The Insider, from The Promise, on ECM: ASIN: B001PS0ELQ
  4. Low Anthem: Charlie Darwin, from Ambient/Dream Pop: on Bella Union: ASIN: B00288AXOK
  5. Moritz 5. Von Oswald Trio: Intro, from Vertical Ascent: on Honest Jon’s: ASIN: B00274OCF6
  6. Johan Johannsson: The Rocket Builder (Lo Pan!), from Fordlandia: on 4AD: ASIN: B001D45BSI
  7. Great Lake Swimmers: Concrete Heart, from Lost Channels: on Nettwerk: ASIN: B001PS0ETS
  8. Susumu Yokota: Tree Surgeon from Mother: on Lo: ASIN B001JDC1ZO
  9. Peter Broderick: Part 6: Electroconvulsive Shock, from Music for Falling From Trees: on Erased Tapes: ASIN: B0029FO34I
  10. Bat For Lashes: The Big Sleep, from Two Suns: on EMI: ASIN: B001RQ0SJO
  11. Jon Hassell: Light On Water, from Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street: on ECM: ASIN: B001O2MBBE
  12. Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes Of Rita, from The Astounding Eyes Of Rita:
    on ECM: ASIN: B002FEUOB4
  13. Grubby Mitts: Last Stop For The Good Old Times, from After The Facts: on Lost Toys: www.losttoysrecords.com
  14. Susumu Yokota: Warmth, from Mother: on Lo: ASIN B001JDC1ZO

Who’s On Your Side Vol. 4

  1. M Ward: Shangri-La, from Hold Time, on 4AD: ASIN: B001KVW588
  2. Eels: In My Dreams, from Hombre Lobo, on Polydor: ASIN: B00288AXNG
  3. AA Bondy: How Will You Meet Your End, from American Hearts, on Fat Possum: ASIN: B0015D3YSG
  4. Cave Singers: Hen Of The Woods, from Welcome Joy, on Matador: ASIN: B002DESIEQ
  5. Alela Diane: Tatted Lace, from To Be Still, on Names: ASIN: B001P5Q6NE
  6. Mumford & Sons: Timshel, from Sigh No More, on Island: ASIN: B002L5R75S
  7. Monsters Of Folk: Wh7. ole Lotta Losin’, from Monsters Of Folk, on Rough Trade Records: ASIN: B002ERCIDY
  8. Low Anthem: The Horizon Is A Beltway, from Ambient/Dream Pop, on Bella Union: ASIN: B00288AXOK
  9. Mariachi El Bronx: My Brother The Gun, from El Bronx, on 4AD: ASIN: B001KVW588
  10. Gomez: Bone Tired, from A New Tide, on Eat Sleep: ASIN: B001RTYL0I
  11. Alela Diane: Take Us Back: from Names, ASIN: B001P5Q6NE
  12. Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs: Sugar Magnolia, from Under The Covers Vol. 2, on Shout! Factory: ASIN: B002B9L8FE
  13. Eels: Tremendous Dynamite, from Hombre Lobo, on Polydor: ASIN: B00288AXNG
  14. Sola Rosa: Del Ray, from Get It Together, (contact db for details)
  15. Grasscut: Swallow the Day, from High Down – EP, on Ninja Tune, ASIN: B002E6LD3Q
  16. Moritz Von Oswald Trio: Pattern 3, from Vertical Ascent, on Honest Jon’s: ASIN: B00274OCF6
  17. Choir of Young Believers: Hollow Talk, from This Is for the White In Your Eyes,
    on Ghostly International: ASIN: B002G3DTYI
  18. Acorn: Oh Napoleon, from Glory Hope Mountain, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001DR9H5S
  19. Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs: Willin’, from Under The Covers Vol. 2:
    on Shout! Factory: ASIN: B002B9L8FE
  20. Richard Hawley: Ashes On Fire, from Truelove’s Gutter, on Mute: ASIN: B002JAPF
  21. Fireman: Lovers In A Dream, from Electric Arguments, on Pinnacle: ASIN: B001IMFI1U
  22. Fireman: Sun Is Shining, from Electric Arguments, on Pinnacle: ASIN: B001IMFI1U
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Finestkind of 2008

Volume 1.

  1. Elbow: Grounds For Divorce, from The Seldom Seen Kid, on Polydor: ASIN: B0013F2M52
  2. Amira Saqati: Sabra Dima, from Destination Halal, on Barraka: ASIN: B000BKSIO4
  3. MGMT: Time To Pretend, from Oracular Spectacular, on Sony ASIN: B0010VD7EO
  4. Santogold: Say Aha, from Santogold, on Warner: ASIN: B0017XFBQ2
  5. Decemberists: The Perfect Crime #2, from The Crane Wife, on Rough Trade : ASIN: B000INAVI0
  6. Sea Wolf: Winter Windows, from Leaves in the River, on Dangerbird: ASIN: B000UGG3IW
  7. Last Shadow Puppets: The Chamber, from The Age of the Understatement, on Domino: ASIN: B00151HZA6
  8. Goldfrapp: Clowns, from The Seventh Tree, on EMI: ASIN: B000ZN2582
  9. Jacob Golden: Out Come The Wolves, from Revenge Songs, on Echo: ASIN: B000VJF2BC
  10. Fleet Foxes: Ragged Wood, from Fleet Foxes, on Bella Union: ASIN: B00180OTAI
  11. Bonnie Prince Billy: I came To Hear The Music, from Ask Forgiveness, on Drag City: ASIN: B000XFZSD6
  12. My Morning Jacket: Librarian, from Evil Urges, on Sony: ASIN: B0017V8QHA
  13. Charlie Parr: Mahtowa Stomp, from 1922: www.charlieparr.com
  14. Angus & Julia Stone: Heart Full Of Wine: Heart Full of Wine/Chocolates & Cigarettes: ASIN: B000NJM1IC
  15. Glen Hansard: All The Way Down, from Once, on Columbia: ASIN: B000UTZ510
  16. Elbow: An Audience With The Pope, from The Seldom Seen Kid, on Polydor: ASIN: B0013F2M52
  17. Natty: Cold Town, from Man Like I, on Warner: ASIN: B00191XCWM
  18. Al Green: You’ve Got The Love I Need, from Lay It Down, on EMI: ASIN: B0016A2FFG
  19. Santogold: Shove It, from from Santogold, on Warner : ASIN: B0017XFBQ2
  20. Nitin Sawney: Distant Dreams, from London Undersound, on Cooking Vinyl: ASIN: B001AZL77O

Volume 2.

  1. Last Shadow Puppets: My Mistakes Were Made For You, from The Age of the Understatement, on Domino: ASIN: B00151HZA6
  2. Elbow: The Fix, from The Seldom Seen Kid, on Polydor: ASIN: B0013F2M52
  3. Angus & Julia Stone: Private Lawns, from, Heart Full of Wine/Chocolates & Cigarettes: ASIN: B000NJM1IC
  4. Foals: Olympic Airways, from Antidotes, on Transgressive: ASIN: B0013F2LPS
  5. MGMT: Kids, from Oracular Spectacular, on Sony: ASIN: B0010VD7EO
  6. My Morning Jacket: Thank You Too, from Evil Urges, on Sony: ASIN: B0017V8QHA
  7. Everest: Trees, from Ghost Notes, on Warner: ASIN: B0015X6QR2
  8. Charlie Parr: Westbound Rattler, from 1922, www.charlieparr.com
  9. James Yuill: This Sweet Love, From Turning Down Water For Air, on Moshi Moshi: ASIN: B001FZCZCU
  10. Bonnie Prince Billy: Easy Does It, from Lie Down in the Light, On Domino: ASIN: B001FZCZCU
  11. Sea Wolf: Leaves In The River, from Leaves in the River, on Dangerbird: ASIN: B000UGG3IW
  12. Kitty Daisy & Lewis: Going Up The Country, from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, on Sunday Best: ASIN: B001AI93Z4
  13. Wolfmen: Needle In The Camel’s Eye, from Modernity Killed Every Night,
    on Damaged Goods: ASIN: B001BMWG4Y
  14. Conor Oberst: Sausalito, from Conor Oberst, on Wichita: ASIN: B001ASIRVA
  15. Jacob Golden: Shoulders, from Revenge Songs, on Echo: ASIN: B000VJF2BC
  16. Glen Hansard & Irglová Markéta: Falling Slowly, from Once, on Columbia: ASIN: B000UTZ510
  17. Steve Jansen: Playground Martyrs, from Slope, on Samadhi Sound: ASIN: B000WFGGBU
  18. Last Shadow Puppets: The Time Has Come Again, from The Age of the Understatement, on Domino: ASIN: B00151HZA6
  19. Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal, from Fleet Foxes, on Bella Union: ASIN: B00180OTAI
  20. Natty: Say Bye Bye, from Man Like I, on Warner :ASIN: B00191XCWM
  21. Peter Broderick: And It’s Alright, from Home, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001F7IZ2C
  22. Kimya Dawson: Tire Swing, from Juno, on Warner: ASIN: B00127GJBY
  23. Antsy Pants: Vampire, from Juno, on Warner: ASIN: B00127GJBY

Volume 3a.

  1. Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Diamonds And Pearls, from January: on ECM ASIN: B0012PYFJ4
  2. Marilyn Crispell: Stilleweg, from Vignettes, on ECM: ASIN: B0013B1RMU
  3. Mathias Eick: Porvoo, from The Door, on ECM: ASIN: B00158UU1K
  4. Marilyn Crispell: Little Song For My Father, from Vignettes: on ECM: ASIN: B0013B1RMU
  5. Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Vignette, from January: on ECM: ASIN: B0012PYFJ4
  6. Stephan Micus: Midnight Sea, from Snow: on ECM : ASIN: B00158UU1U
  7. Cornelius: Sensuous, from Sensuous, on Cherry Red: ASIN: B001E2N5K0
  8. Peter Broderick: A Snowflake, from Float, on Type: ASIN: B0018M6J40
  9. Mathias Eick: October, from The Door, on ECM: ASIN: B00158UU1K
  10. Peter Broderick: Floating_Sinking, from Float, on Type: ASIN: B0018M6J40
  11. Stephan Micus: Almond Eyes, from Snow, on ECM: ASIN: B00158UU1U
  12. Toumani Diabaté: Cantelowes, from The Mandé Variations, on World Circuit: ASIN: B0011OJPT6

Volume 3b.

  1. Melody Gardot: Gone, from Worrisome Heart, on Universal: ASIN: B000WTNCYA
  2. Goldfrapp: Eat Yourself, from Seventh Tree, on EMI: ASIN: B000ZN2582
  3. Nitin Sawhney: Last Train To Midnight, from London Undersound, on Cooking Vinyl: ASIN: B001AZL77O
  4. Radiohead: Nude, from In Rainbows, on XL, ASIN: B000YIXBVI
  5. Melody Gardot: Love Me Like A River Does, from Worrisome Heart, on Universal: ASIN: B000WTNCYA
  6. Herbie Hancock: The Jungle Line (feat Leonard Cohen), from River, The Joni Letters,
    on Universal Classics : ASIN: B000UVLK1M
  7. Sheila Chandra & Chris Wood: Welcome Sailor, from The Imagined Village,
    on Real World: ASIN: B000T4F0J8
  8. Goldfrapp: Road To Somewhere, from Seventh Tree, on EMI: ASIN: B000ZN2582
  9. Cornelius: Omstart: from Sensuous, on Cherry Red: ASIN: B001E2N5K0
  10. Radiohead: Faust Arp, from In Rainbows, on XL: ASIN: B000YIXBVI
  11. Steve Jansen: December Train, from Slope, on Samadhi Sound: ASIN: B000WFGGBU
  12. Bonnie Prince Billy: Am I Demon, from Ask Forgiveness, on Drag City: ASIN: B000XFZSD6
  13. Sun Kil Moon: Harper Road, from April, on Caldo Verde: ASIN: B00158FK42
  14. Herbie Hancock: River (feat Corinne Bailey Rae), from River, The Joni Letters,
    on Universal Classics: ASIN: B000UVLK1M
  15. Peter Broderick: Games, from Home, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001F7IZ2C
  16. Toumani Diabaté: Ismael Drame, from The Mandé Variations, on World Circuit: ASIN: B0011OJPT6
  17. Nitin Sawhney: Daybreak, from London Undersound, on Cooking Vinyl: ASIN: B001AZL77O
  18. Debashish Bhattacharya: Gypsy Anandi, from Calcutta Chronicles Indian Slide Guitar, on World Music Network: ASIN: B0014DC0D2

Volume 4.

  1. Cornelius: Toner, from Sensuous, on Cherry Red: ASIN: B001E2N5K0
  2. My Morning Jacket: Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2, from Evil Urges,
    on Roughtrade: ASIN: B0017V8QHA
  3. James Yuill: No Surprise, from Turning Down Water For Air, on Moshi Moshi: ASIN: B001FZCZCU
  4. Marlon Asher: Ganja Planter, from Ganja Farmer:- iTunes download
  5. Cyndi Lauper: Rocking Chair, from Bring Ya To The Brink, on RCA: ASIN: B001725ZB4
  6. Cornelius: Beep It, from Sensuous, on Cherry Red: ASIN: B001E2N5K0
  7. Clash: Armagideon Time, from Live at Shea Stadium, on Sony: ASIN: B001E7OO2S
  8. Amira Saqati: Aboun Salehoun, from Destination Halal, on Barraka: ASIN: B000BKSIO4
  9. Marlon Asher: Love Of Jah, from Ganja Farmer:- iTunes download
  10. Blitz Brothers: Choo Choo (All Night Long):- an unfi nished recording
  11. Crystal Castles: Untrust Us, from Crystal Castles, on Different: ASIN: B00151A6QQ
  12. Wolfmen: Jackie Says, from Modernity Killed Every Night: on Damaged Goods: ASIN: B001BMWG4Y
  13. Kitty Daisy & Lewis: Polly Put The Kettle On, from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, on Sunday Best: ASIN: B001AI93Z4
  14. Conor Oberst: NYC – Gone, Gone, from Conor Oberst, on Wichita: ASIN: B001ASIRVA
  15. Radiohead: Weird Fishes_Arpeggi, from In Rainbows, on XL: ASIN: B000YIXBVI
  16. Peter Broderick: With The Notes In My Ears, from Home, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001F7IZ2C
  17. Peter Broderick: Games Again, from Home, on Bella Union: ASIN: B001F7IZ2C
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Finestkind of 2007

Yes it’s another year; yes it is time for db’s finestkind. Volumes 1, 3 and 4, Volume 2 is having a year off!

It has been a mixed year, things that I or the critics were looking forward to, were often disappointing and then there were some surprises that jumped out of nowhere. These are some of the things that have helped make my year enjoyable. Despite all the downs that came our way.

I have included the ASIN numbers which should help make your ordering from Amazon a little easier. I do endorse Amazon.co.uk as they are so reliable, open up an account and always order with the choice of ‘I want my items sooner’, otherwise you may end waiting for ages if some item is out of stock.

So, I am very happy with all the albums of this year, as usual it is very difficult to pick just one or two tracks and then hope that you will get it, however we try.

But I can say that I found Holly Golightly, Scott Matthews, LCD Soundsystem (make sure you the ‘Sound of silver’ lp Not 45.33. As he has released 2 lps this year.) Seasick Steve, Feist (except tracks 5and6), Bright Eyes (except track1, skip this). Iron and Wine, Valgeir Sigurosson, Cinematic Orchestra, Gaudi and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan the remix lp, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas. Oh, just buy Everything that is on the finest kinds! They are all great. Finestkind artists are worth exploring, so take a leap, and buy the lot. Anyway here they are.

Volume 1.

  1. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs / Devil Do / You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying / Damaged Goods / ASIN: B000MGVA0Q
  2. Scott Matthews / Eyes Wider Than Before / Passing Stranger / Island / ASIN: B000R9QEIQ
  3. Good, The Bad & The Queen/ History Song / The Good, The Bad & The Queen / Parlophone / ASIN: B000IAZ3E0
  4. Arctic Monkeys / Do Me A Favour / Favourite Worst Nightmare / Domino / ASIN: B000MRNTIQ
  5. LCD Soundsystem / Watch The Tapes / Sound Of Silver / audioCD / ASIN: B000M3452Y
  6. Seasick Steve / Cut My Wings / Dog House Music / Bronzerat / ASIN: B000JU7ITW
  7. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs / Time To Go / You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying / Damaged Goods / ASIN: B000MGVA0Q
  8. Karen Dalton / Something On Your Mind / In My Own Time / Light in the Attic / ASIN: B000IHY146
  9. Arthur & Yu /Afterglow / In Camera / Memphis Industries /ASIN: B000RV0RJG
  10. Miracle Fortress / Maybe Lately / Five Roses / Secret City / ASIN: B000P46QFE
  11. Feist / How My Heart Behaves / The Reminder / Universal / ASIN: B000OZ29RS
  12. Scott Matthews / Dream Song / Passing Stranger / Island / ASIN: B000R9QEIQ
  13. Findlay Brown / But You Love Me / Separated By The Sea / Peacefrog / ASIN: B000LE1F40
  14. Bright Eyes / Make A Plan To Love Me / Cassadaga / Universal / ASIN: B000O59ZCU
  15. Iron & Wine / Boy With A Coin / The Shepherd’s Dog / Warner / ASIN: B000VLE3DS
  16. Good, The Bad & The Queen / Northern Whale / The Good, The Bad & The Queen / Parlophone / ASIN: B000IAZ3E0
  17. Seasick Steve / Dog House Boogie / Dog House Music / Bronzerat / ASIN: B000JU7ITW

Volume 3

  1. Johann Johannsson / Part 1_IBM 1401 Processing Unit / IBM 1401 – a Users Manual / 4ad / ASIN: B000I0SGSA
  2. Tord Gustavsen Trio / Vicar Street / Being There / ECM / ASIN: B000NVL4EM
  3. London Sinfonietta / Reich ‘s Six Marimbas (Edited version) / Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters / Warp / ASIN: B000GIWRUW
  4. Valgeir Sigur_sson / Kin / Ekvílibríum / Bedroom Community / ASIN: B000R9SDV2
  5. Amiina / Rugla / Kurr / Ever / ASIN: B000PHX11S
  6. Feist / The Limit To Your Love / The Reminder / Universal / ASIN: B000OZ29RS
  7. Johann Johannsson / Part 2_IBM1403 Printer edit / Ibm 1401 – a Users Manual / 4ad / ASIN: B000I0SGSA
  8. Cinematic Orchestra / To Build A Home / Ma Fleur / Ninja Tune / ASIN: B000KB6D9Q
  9. London Sinfonietta / Aphex Twin Prepared Piano Piece / Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters / Warp / ASIN: B000GIWRU
  10. Valgeir Sigur_sson / Evolution Of Waters / Ekvílibríum / Bedroom Community / ASIN: B000R9SDV2
  11. Amiina / Sogg / Kurr / Ever / ASIN: B000PHX11S
  12. Rufus Wainwright / Not Ready To Love / Release The Stars / Universal / ASIN: B000OYCTHY
  13. Valgeir Sigur_sson / After Four / Ekvílibríum / Bedroom Community / ASIN: B000R9SDV2
  14. Scott Matthews / Earth To Calm / Passing Stranger / Island / ASIN B000R9QEIQ

Volume 4

  1. Calexico / One More Cup Of Coffee / I’m Not There/ Columbia /ASIN B000VS6P9Q
  2. Scott Matthews /Sweet Scented Figure / Passing Stranger / Island / ASIN B000R9QEIQ
  3. Findlay Brown / I Will / Separated By The Sea / Peacefrog / ASIN B000LE1F40
  4. Arthur & Yu / There Are Too Many Birds / In Camera / Memphis Industries / ASIN B000RV0RJG
  5. Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs / Everything You Touch / You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying / Damaged Goods / ASIN B000MGVA0Q
  6. Bright Eyes / Middleman / Cassadaga / Universal / ASIN: B000O59ZCU
  7. Miracle Fortress / Next Train / Five Roses / Secret City / ASIN: B000P46QFE
  8. Feist / The Limit To Your Love / The Reminder / Universal / ASIN: B000OZ29RS
  9. Yo La Tengo / Fourth Time Around / I’m Not There / Columbia / ASIN B000VS6P9Q
  10. Arctic Monkeys / 505 / Favourite Worst Nightmare / Domino / ASIN B000MRNTIQ
  11. Fat Freddy’s Drop / This Room / Based On A True Story / Kartel / ASIN: B0009PYT9E
  12. New Pornographers / Myriad Harbour / Challengers / Matador / ASIN: B000S9KSC8
  13. Los Lobos / Billy / I’m Not There/ Columbia /ASIN B000VS6P9Q
  14. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Gaudi / Ghamgar Bare Ne / Dub Qawwali / Six Degrees Records / ASIN B000RHRG4O
  15. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Forelopig Bit / Lindstrom & Prins Thomas / Eskimo Recordings / ASIN B000B73GV2
  16. LCD Soundsystem / Sound Of Silver/ Sound Of Silver / audioCD / ASIN B000M3452Y
  17. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Sykkelsesong /Lindstrom & Prins Thomas / Eskimo Recordings / ASIN B000B73GV2

Ok, so what came close but just missed out.

Well, interestingly some of those that came close were very highly rated by Q, Mojo, Uncut, Word, Guardian, Time Out and the Times. In fact some were their Albums of the year. So if you are interested in pursuing more albums then check these out.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’
Amy Macdonald – This is the Life
Neil Young – Chrome Dreams 2
Jamie T – Panic Prevention
The Coral – Roots and Echoes
Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards
John Hammond – Push Comes to Shove
Joni Mitchell – Shine
Cherry Ghost – Thirst for Romance
Shins – Wincing the Night Away
Levon Helm – Dirt Farmer
Steve Earle – Washington Square Serenade
Cooper Temple Clause – Make This your Own
Justin Adams – Souls Science
Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
The-Quartet – Illuminated

PLEASE PLEASE , let me know by email what you liked and bought it is nice to know.

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