For the last of our four-episode examination of discs we missed from various best of 2010's lists (and that's almost, but not quite, rapping, isn't it?) it's all about "something blue". Or, in this case, something Blue Note. One entry on Avant sneaks in on the basis of its title, so at least it's not a Blueopoly. J D Allen – AMERICANA – MUSINGS ON JAZZ AND BLUES; Blue Note All Stars – OUR POINT OF VIEW; Nels Cline – LOVERS; Kenny Barron – CONCENTRIC CIRCLES. In pop matters, Mike takes a minute to slag off Laura Marling and Elliot Smith while Pat wonders if a much more talented Pat's eponymous group was jazz or pop.