1. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
The Wire said that this album is like an overturned jewelry box, and I would agree. So deeply felt, everything else seems shallow. See her live.
2. Glasser - Ring
My favorite newcomer. Innovative electronics meet radio-friendly R&B. And there's something else I can't quite put my finger on...
3. Zola Jesus - Stridulum & Valusia EPs
A pretty epic talent, considering she's only 21. She must be an old soul.
4. Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP
More 80s jangly than their debut, but always as heartbreaking.
5. Orange Juice: Coals to Newcastle Boxed Set
Cool Scottish nerds. I just discovered them and am psyched for this boxed set.
6. Jane Birkin - Di Doo Dah reissue
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin were the ultimate glamorous couple. This is Jane's first solo album from 1973, written by Serge with arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier (the guy behind Melody Nelson). But, in the end, the album is pure Jane -- frothy and fun.
7. Bridget St. John - Thank You For reissue
Originally released in 1972 on John Peel's Dandelion Records. Her low voice and this album's mellow feel are a good match. A little overlooked, I think, so the reissue is welcome.
8. I Am Love directed by Luca Guadagnino
Food, sex & Tilda Swinton.
9. The Cure - Disintegration reissue
The ultimate break-up album. The first song sounds like a glacier moving.
10. Just Kids by Patti Smith
Everything this kind of book should be -- uplifting, inspiring, and magical.
Read an interview with Miss Erin including more of her recommendations right here.