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The regular updates will stop now, please enjoy this self-indulgent list of favourite albums from this year, with occasional notes.

1. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
2. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
3. Diplo and Santogold - Top Ranking
4. Ratatat - LP3
5. Why? - Alopecia
6. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
7. The Grates - Teeth Lost, Hearts Won
8. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
9. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
10. Tapes n' Tapes - Walk It Off
11. The Yah Mos Def - Excuse Me This Is The Yah Mos Def
early beastie boys style philly low-fi hip hop

12. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
13. Daedelus - Love To Make Music To
14. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
15. Ghislain Poirier - No Ground Under
•Ninja Tune •Electro •Hip-hop •riddims •Beats

16. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
17. Portishead - Third
18. Albert Hammond Jr. - Como Te Llama
Strokes frontman solo album, kickass guitar work.

19. Evil Nine - They Live!
20. Clinic - Do It!
Clinic sounding very Clinic; vintage keyboards, plucky guitars and warbling vocals.

21. Oxford Collapse - Bits
Super-sized garage rockers on Sub Pop.

22. David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
23. Mindless Self Indulgence - if
24. Puppetmastaz - The Takeover
Rapping puppets from Germany who rhyme in English over filthy dirty electro beats.

25. T.I. - Paper Trail
26. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
27. The Bug - London Zoo
28. Santogold - Santogold
29. Cazals - What Of Our Future
30. Weezer - Weezer (red album)
The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived may be our generations Bohemian Rhapsody.

31. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
32. The Mystery Jets - 21
33. Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit - Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit Are the Very Best
34. Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
35. Fujiya & Miyagi - Lightbulbs
36. Bun B - Ill Trill
37. Son Lux - At War With Walls and Mazes
38. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
39. Psapp - The Camel's Back
40. Fonda 500 - Je M’appelle Stereo
Casio Heavy Electro/Folk/Fuzz Pop (riyl Apples in Stereo, Super Furry Animals)

41. The Presets - Apocalypso
42. Black Hollies - Casting Shadows
Genre - Psychadelic 80s Garage Rock Similar Artists - The Seeds, The Hollies, CREAM

43. Moby - Last Night
Enjoyable concept album from techno master

44. 88-Keys - The Death Of Adam
45. Tape - Luminarium
46. Beck - Modern Guilt
47. Dan Friel - Ghost Town
48. The Cure - 4:13 Dream
49. Islands - Arm's Way
50. Shearwater - Rook


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Five of the next six days are over 32°C.

If we run out of Maxibons we have three boxes of Paddlepops.

Heatwaves

Hmmmm

Hmmmm


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Heatwaves II

Ironically I would say this new heatwave has been kinda cool.

On Tuesday we had the hottest January day on record since 1939, thanks to global warming. I'm not sure what they blamed the heatwave in 1939 on... probably the Germans.

When the checkout girl at Woolworths asked how I was going that day and I replied "Alright, a little hot" she got this glazed look in her eyes.

And 36 degrees feels curiously refreshing when the sun is going down.