January has been a month overshadowed by the death of David Bowie (amongst others), but has also seen the release of some outstanding records, including a few my long-time musical heroes of mine. The new records by Tortoise and Shearwater did not disappoint, and the Jesu/Sun Kil Moon record is a particular treat that reminds me a little of the Sun Kil Moon/Album Leaf collaboration from a couple of years ago.

The full list for January is:

Hinds – Leave me Alone
Bill Baird – Earth into Ether
David Bowie – Blackstar
Daughter – Not to Disappear
Shearwater – Jet Plane and Oxbow
Howes – 3.5 Degrees
Eleanor Friedberger – New View
Tortoise – The Catastrophist
Jesu & Sun Kil Moon – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon