Actually, I didn't get any music for Christmas, other than the Ty Segall singles collection I picked up a few days ago, but here are 10 titles—plus one extra—I would have liked to receive...and I do have a birthday coming up in nine months (New Year's Day presents are also welcome). That said, I'm not complaining about the gifts I did receive. My friends and relatives know me well, so there was chocolate, champagne, bath products, and other life-sustaining substances.
In alphabetical order:
1. Can - Tago Mago: 40th Anniversary (Mute)
2. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace: Omnibus Edition (Beggars Banquet)
3. Moon Wiring Club - A Spare Tabby at the Cat's Wedding (Gecophonic)
4. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The 1st Album (Analog Africa)
5. Peaking Lights - 936 (Not Not Fun)
6. The Red Crayola - God Bless the Red Krayola and Parable of Arable Land (Snapper/Charly)
7. ROB - Funky Rob Way (Analog Africa)
8. Roll the Dice - In Dust (Leaf)
9. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (Ba Da Bing)
10. Various Artists - Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978 (Now-Again)
And these are just the highlights. The whole list is a lot longer.