1. Yes - Fragile
One of the best Yes albums. It's got "Roundabout", "The Fish" and "Long distance Runaround".
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
This sounds old and too psychedelic sometimes, out of focus. It's got a very good reputation, though.
2. Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Had never heard a record of her, beautiful voice, beautiful singing, instantly familiar, but very original. Like the slow songs more than the uptempo ones. Another discovery!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
This is ok, but I failed to be moved by it.
3. Gotan Project - La Revancha del Tango
It all sounds the same after awhile. They play the single "Epoca" on the radio often over here, and I like that one. Very hip in Belgium!
Gun Club - Las Vegas Story
I knew the first 2 albums, I own "Miami". Both albums are punkier, this one is bluesier. Very eighties, "The Stranger in our town" sounds like the American Echo and the Bunnymen. JL Pierce couldn't sing properly, but he sure could write songs.
4. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Great album. The way the first 3 songs flow over into eachother is pure magic. "Through it all there's you" is overly long but funky as hell. So is the rest of the album. A very underrated album. Anyone who remotely likes Dr.John/Allen Toussaint/New Orleans/70's funk should hear this, as The Meters together with Lowell George play on it. I know, I know, Robert Palmer isn't "in" at all, but to me he made some very decent records, and I think this is his best one.
Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster
Some Arcade Fire influences, lyrics aren't very good, music is, but no competition for the Robert Palmer record.