July 24, 2006

The most heart-stopping song Ian Mathers has heard all year, plus the shitty theme song to a horrible movie, bitterly Canadian songs about natural talent, time lapse phonography, and more all this week on A Touching Display

Tracklist
01: The Mountain Goats – Get Lonely [buy]
02: David Dalton – Las Vegas Blood Bath Theme [buy]
03: Radiohead – Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any) (Live) [buy]
04: Novillero – Aptitude [buy]
05: R. Luke Dubois – Clavier [buy]
06: Gui Boratto – Like You (Supermayer Remix) [buy]

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July 17, 2006

Horns drunken and hysteric, connections between Rachel Stevens and Burial and turn-of-the-century IDM, this week on A Touching Display

Tracklist
01: Tindersticks – Talk to Me [buy]
02: Leonard Cohen – Memories [buy]
03: Elastica – Human [buy]
04: Rachel Stevens – Je M’Appelle [buy]
05: Burial – Gutted [buy]
06: Magnétophone – So Much as Hold My Hand [buy]

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July 10, 2006

This week, A Touching Display goes to the desert for a little desolation, guitar fuzz, and a touch of apocalypse…

Tracklist
01: Oneida – Wild Horses [buy]
02: Low – Just Stand Back [buy]
03: R.E.M. – Binky the Doormat [buy]
04: Crowded House – Love This Life [buy]
05: Marianne Faithfull – Desperanto [buy]
06: Bob Dylan – Dirt Road Blues [buy]
07: Mojave 3 – Mercy [buy]
08: Mclusky – Alan Is a Cowboy Killer [buy]

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July 3, 2006

In which Ian Mathers plays only music from the 70’s, from dub to Nick Drake…

Tracklist
01: Ann Sexton – You Can’t Win [buy]
02: David Bowie – Stay [buy]
03: Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2 [buy]
04: Elvis Costello – No Action [buy]
05: Nick Drake – Know [buy]
06: Jacob Miller – Baby I Love You So [buy]
07: Keith Hudson – In the Rain [buy]
08: King Tubby – Bag a Wire Dub [buy]
09: The Fall – Repetition [buy]

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June 26, 2006

Nearing the middle of the year, Ian Mathers makes a case for some records he hopes we won’t all forget by the end of 2006…

Tracklist
01: Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country [buy]
02: Nine Horses – Darkest Birds [buy]
03: Mates of State – Punchlines [buy]
04: Johnny Boy – Wall Street [buy]
05: Monkey Swallows the Universe – You Yesterday [buy]
06: Mountains – Hundred Acre [buy]

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June 20, 2006

Ian Mathers plays the blues this time on A Touching Display, or at least songs that remind him of the blues…

Tracklist
01: Son House – John the Revelator [buy]
02: Buddy Guy – Baby Please Don’t Leave Me [buy]
03: Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run the Game [buy]
04: Smog – Song [buy]
05: Morphine – Cure for Pain [buy]
06: Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful [buy]
07: Loop – Fade Out [buy]

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June 19, 2006

Everything from one of the year’s funniest rap jams to music you can only get via email, plus songs about imaginary friends and teenage Mexican boys…

Tracklist
01: Moby – When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die [buy]
02: Lo-Fi-FNK – What’s Mind? [buy]
03: Cam’ron – He Tried to Play Me [buy]
04: The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma [buy]
05: The Red River – Real Danger [buy]
06: The Prayers & Tears Of Arthur Digby Sellers – Lisa [buy]
07: Au Revoir Simone – And Sleep Al Mar [buy]
08: Hefner – The Greater London Radio [buy]

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June 5, 2006

Random juxtapositions of Motown and a guy who sounds kind of like Bobby Gillespie, songs that sound slightly off in a good way and the much belated first appearance by the Wrens on Ian Mathers’ A Touching Display

Tracklist
01: 69corp – Our Present to the Future [buy]
02: The Temptations – Just My Imagination [buy]
03: Mogwai – Travel Is Dangerous [buy]
04: Constantines – Thank You For Sending Me an Angel [buy]
05: The Wrens – Won’t Get Too Far [buy]
06: Aberdeen City – In Combat [buy]
07: Slowdive – Blue Skied an’ Clear [buy]

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May 22, 2006

Five different kinds of rapture (none by Sonic Youth), this week on A Touching Display

Tracklist
01: Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale [buy]
02: Snow Patrol – Set the Fire to the Third Bar [buy]
03: Spoon – Metal Detektor [buy]
04: Tricky – Vent [buy]
05: Espers – Dead Queen [buy]

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May 15, 2006

Fondly reminiscing about an time when anything in pop seemed possible, as long as it was done by a one hit wonder, this week’s A Touching Display manages to find room for some uncollected Jens Lekman and the dearly departed Pipedream too…

Tracklist
01: Jens Lekman – The Opposite of Hallelujah [buy]
02: Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand [buy]
03: White Town – Your Woman [buy]
04: OMC – How Bizarre [buy]
05: Marcy Playground – Sex And Candy [buy]
06: The Inbreds – Any Sense of Time [buy]
07: Pipedream – Deeper Arcades [buy]

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