Are you ready for another week of dilemmas, trying to come up with your favourite eight? Seventeen to narrow it down from….
Carter USM – Rubbish (ICA 229)
The Cure – Just Like Heaven (ICA 157)
The Delgados – Under Canvas, Under Wraps (ICA 181)
Fucked Up – Talking Pictures (ICA 226)
Goldfrapp – Twist [Schaffhäuser & Wessling Mix] (ICA 203)
Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (ICA 228)
Malcolm Middleton – Loneliness Shines (ICA 188)
Mark Lanegan – Winter Song* (ICA 307)
Minutemen – Corona (ICA 170)
Mogwai – Helicon 1 (ICA 166)
Orange Juice – Rip It Up (12″ version) (ICA 219)
Paul Haig – Heaven Sent (ICA 276)
Soft Cell – Memorabilia (edit) (ICA 156)
Suede – Animal Nitrate (ICA 209)
Talulah Gosh – Don’t Go Away** (ICA 153)
Trashcan Sinatras – All The Dark Horses (ICA 186)
Neil Young – Powderfinger (ICA 311)
*a song by Screaming Trees – ICA 307 was a compilation of tracks on which Mark Lanegan sang and played
**Talulah Gosh was used as the opening track on the Amelia Fletcher ICA a couple of weeks back, and as such track #6 on this ICA (the opening track on the b-side) has to come in as substitute.
This is a really intriguing group. I’m genuinely hard pushed to pick out eight favourites, and I’m 100% certain that, if I was taking part in the voting process (which I most definitely am not!!!!), I wouldn’t be choosing all six of my own ICAs.
As usual, voting closes at midnight (UK time) next Saturday, which is the 13th of August.