70 albums: 4 April – 10 July 2010

An (extremely long!) list for now; perhaps I’ll include some thoughts next time…. It’s a long entry, so look beyond the jump.

4 April – 10 April 2010
1) Portishead: Dummy (Polygram, 1994).
2) Soul Coughing: Ruby Vroom (Warner Bros, 1994).
3) Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (Jagjaguwar, 2005).
4) the Cardigans: Super Extra Gravity (Nettwerk, 2006).
5) God Help the Girl: God Help the Girl (Matador, 2009).

11 April – 17 April 2010
1) Susan Christie: Paint a Lady (1970; r: B-Music, 2006).
2) the 6ths: Wasps’ Nests (London, 1995).
3) Caravan of Thieves: Bouquet (self-released, 2009).
4) Meaghan Smith: the Cricket’s Orchestra (Sire, 2010).
5) Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown (Righteous Babe, 2010).

18 April – 24 April 2010
1) R.E.M.: Reckoning (1984; r: A&M, 2009).
2) Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Columbia, 1988).
3) Tenacious D: Tenacious D (Sony, 2001).
4) Shearwater: the Golden Archipelago (Matador, 2010).
5) Drive-By Truckers: the Big To-Do (ATO/Red, 2010).

25 April – 1 May 2010
1) John Fahey & His Orchestra: Old Fashioned Love (Takoma, 1975).
2) that dog.: Retreat from the Sun (Geffen, 1997).
3) Godspeed You Black Emperor!: F# A# oo (Kranky, 1998).
4) Animal Collective: Sung Tongs (Fat Cat, 2004).
5) Frightened Rabbit: the Midnight Organ Fight (Fat Cat, 2008).

2 May – 8 May 2010
1) James McMurtry: Where’d You Hide the Body (Sony, 1995).
2) Jack Rose: Kensington Blues (VHF, 2005).
3) Calexico: Carried To Dust (Quarterstick, 2008).
4) Dave Rawlings Machine: A Friend of a Friend (Acony, 2009).
5) Tift Merritt: See You On the Moon (Fantasy, 2010).

9 May – 15 May 2010
1) Heidi Berry: Below the Waves (Creation, 1989).
2) Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops: One More in the Cabin (Overcoat, 2002).
3) Bat for Lashes: Fur and Gold (Caroline, 2007).
4) Peter Bradley Adams: Leavetaking (Sarathan Records, 2008).
5) the New Year: the New Year (Touch & Go, 2008).

16 May – 22 May 2010
1) Neil Halstead: Sleeping On Roads (4AD, 2002).
2) Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La (WEA/Reprise, 2004).
3) Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Sony, 2004).
4) Jack Rose & the Black Twig Pickers: Jack Rose & the Black Twig Pickers (VHF, 2009).
5) Josh Ritter: So Runs the World Away (Pytheas, 2010).

23 May – 29 May 2010
1) Judee Sill: Dreams Come True (r: Water, 2005).
2) Sky Cries Mary: ALBUM (This Timeless Turning, 1994).
3) Espers: Espers (Locust, 2004).
4) the Besnard Lakes: the Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar, 2010).
5) Priestess: Prior to the Fire (Tee Pee, 2010).

30 May – 5 June 2010
1) Tim Buckley: Morning Glory: the Tim Buckley Anthology (Elektra/WEA, 2001).
2) and 3) Todd Barry: Falling Off the Bone (Comedy Central, 2004) and Medium Energy (Comedy Central, 2005).
4) and 5) Sir Richard Bishop: Polytheistic Fragments (Drag City, 2007) and the Freak of Araby (Drag City, 2009).

6 June – 12 June 2010
1) Television: Marquee Moon (Elektra/WEA, 1977).
2) Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (Columbia, 1984).
3) Shivaree: Tainted Love: Mating Calls & Fight Songs (Zoë, B000RHRGRG).
4) Crooked Still: Some Strange Country (Signature Sounds, 2010).
5) Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (Motown, 2010).

13 June – 19 June 2010
1) the Clash: the Clash (Sony, 1977).
2) Isis + Aerogramme: In the Fishtank 14 (In the Fishtank, 2006).
3) Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves: Roll With You (Q-Division, 2008).
4) La Roux: La Roux (Cherrytree, 2009).
5) the Hold Steady: Heaven is Whenever (Vagrant, 2010).

20 June – 26 June 2010
1) Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia, 1970).
2) Squirrel Nut Zippers: Hot (Mammoth, 1996).
3) Soul Coughing: El Oso (Warner Bros, 1998).
4) Keri Noble: Fearless (Manhattan, 2004).
5) Jeremy Jay: Splash (K Records, 2010).

27 June – 3 July 2010
1) Jack Rose: Raag Manifestos (VHF, 2004).
2) the Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge, 2004).
3) Paramore: Riot! (Fueled By Ramen, 2007).
4) Liz Durrett: Outside Our Gates (Warm, 2008).
5) Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch, 2010).

4 July – 10 July 2010
1) Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin I (Atlantic, 1969).
2) Kasey Chamgers: Wayward Angel (Warner Bros, 2004).
3) Mastodon: Leviathan (Relapse, 2004).
4) Aerogramme: Seclusion (Undergroove, 2004).
5) the Evens: Get Evens (Dischord, 2005).

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