Kurt Vile's album Smoke Ring For My Halo is getting in all the end of year lists. I haven't got it. I got an earlier one, Constant Hitmaker, but just haven't got around to the new one, partly due to financial constraints. Despite his long hair, slacker, acoustic troubadour image there's quite a bit of wit and intelligence at work, along with some indie-folkiness and some of that big mid-West US rock music. S'alright really but I can't get that excited about it.