- Mark Hollis – “Inside Looking Out” – Album: Mark Hollis
After a decade and a half with Talk Talk, frontman Mark Hollis comes out with a hyper-minimalist effort that explores even further the silence that “Laughing Stock” was approaching. Piano, clarinets, upright, acoustic guitar, strings all convene in as gentle a matter as can be, married together in a way that would make Van Morrison circa “Astral Weeks” proud.
- Antony and the Johnsons – “I Am A Bird Now” – Album: I Am A Bird Now
- Kathleen Yearwood – “Who Killed Phillip?” – Album: The Book of Hate
- A Fine Frenzy – “Ashes and Wine” – Album: One Cell in the Sea
- KT Tunstall – “Paper Aeroplane” – Album: Drastic Fanstastic
- Penguin Cafe Orchestra – “The Snake and the Lotus (the pond)
- Charles Ives – “Central Park in the Dark” – Album: The Unanswered Question
- James Blunt – I’m just fuckin kiddin.
- Gnarls Barkley – Album: The Odd Couple (checkin it out)
- The Black Keys – Album: Attack and Release (checkin it out)
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