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Gen 12 2010, 20:37 di fearofmancNothing betrays advancing age like the sudden onset of end-of-the-decade surveys peppering the music-savvy corners of the media over the last few months, especially when Uncut cheekily published their round-up of ten years of tunes in early October. At the behest of a friend, I compiled my top 50 of the decade, making it somewhat easier on myself by restricting artists to a single album apiece. (I don’t know what I would’ve done had The Blue Nile released two albums during the decade.) The order is alphabetical by artist, although there are surely no prizes for guessing which album I hold in, uh, highest esteem.
Ryan Adams - Gold
American Music Club - A Toast to You
A Silver Mt. Zion - He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Beck - Sea Change
Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
Bjork - Selmasongs
Black Box Recorder - The Facts of Life
The Blue Nile - High
Blur - Think Tank
Giu 28 2009, 22:41 di foggytownNot sure how the formatting tools work, but here goes;->
Current favorite song--the one I'm listening to as I write this--is
The Righteous Path
I was worried the DBTs would suffer without Jason Isbel...and to a certain degree they did, but their newest album, Brighter Than Creation's Dark is pretty rocking with the DBTs usual deep and dark lyrics.
The Righteous Path
I got a brand new car that drinks a bunch of gas
I got a house in a neighborhood that’s fading fast
I got a dog and a cat that don’t fight too much
I got a few hundred channels to keep me in touch
I got a beautiful wife and three tow-headed kids
I got a couple of big secrets I’d kill to keep hid
I don’t know God but I fear his wrath
I’m trying to keep focused on the righteous path
I got a couple of opinions that I hold dear
A whole lot of debt and a whole lot of fear
I got an itch that needs scratching but it feels alright
I got the need to blow it out on Saturday night
I got a grill in the backyard and a case of beers
Giu 23 2009, 13:12 di FangsFirstFirst, what has been opened from the unopened stack:
Bee Gees' Horizontal
Andrew Bird's The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Explosions in the Sky's Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
Iron & Wine solo releases The Creek Drank the Cradle and Woman King
Minus the Bear's Menos El Oso
The Velvet Underground's Loaded
Still to open from April I have:
The B-52's' Wild Planet
Belle and Sebastian's The Boy With The Arab Strap
Electric Light Orchestra's On the Third Day
Calexico and Iron & Wine's collaborative In the Reins EP
Nine Inch Nails' Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D
Supertramp's Crime of the Century
And the four replacement items I bought--Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell, The Who's A Quick One, Dire Straits' Communiqué, Belle and Sebastian's Push Barman to Open Old Wounds--have all been opened (and the items they were replacing sold--mostly for more used CDs to be mentioned below)
so, moving onward--
Modest Mouse's Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Feb 8 2009, 23:16 di eaglehearttBelow are the top twenty albums of 2008: no compilations, best of's, or EPs. Yeah, it's about a month late. But, in my defense, it was a really busy year and i had several tough choices to make. After the top two or three, the rankings don't really matter very much. And before you ask, For Emma, Forever Ago was 2007.
20. Colour Haze - All
Taking much of their inspiration from Sabbath, Hendrix and krautrock, German power trio Colour Haze have been blazing a trail of stoner rock for nearly 15 years. Elephantine riffs and rolling rhythms mutating over long stretches of time, All is at times cliched but nevertheless a fuzzed-out, swirling ride of meditative jams and psychedelic bliss.
19. The Wave Pictures - Instant Coffee Baby
Wonderful, sincere lyrics perfectly capturing everyday events and emotions and a quirky, unforgettable voice falling somewhere between Davy Henderson and Finn Andrews…
Gen 8 2009, 3:28 di Rockstar_AimzFrom my blog: My Aimz is True
Its really hard to put these lists together, and on a given day/hour I can change my mind about the order of any of these albums, but this is what I submitted to the AltCountryTab.ca message board for their annual Gambler Awards. I think this list is slightly biased towards the bands I saw live this year (see #4, 5, 6, 9). You can't go wrong with any of these albums.
1. Drag the River - You Can't Live This Way
What a solid alt country album. I unfortunately did not discover this band until 2008, even though they have been putting out albums for more than a decade. One of my buddies gave me this album and I put it in my Zune on a playlist with all of my other 2008 releases and hit shuffle. I would listen to this playlist while doing my tasks at work, and every time I heard a song that I really liked I would look at the player, and four out of five times it was from this album. The band incorporates everything you would want in a rock/country album: in…
Gen 5 2009, 20:01 di dave-tx2008 was as great a year in music as 2007 was lackluster. Narrowing down my list to 10 of my favorites was harder than finding 10 from last year. Lots of surprises, new discoveries, and old favorites that delivered the goods.
My top ten:
1. Dead Confederate "Wrecking Ball"
Their eponymous EP was a nice prelude to this debut LP, but didn't hint at how great it would be. This thing has an undercurrent of discontent that doesn't just bubble, but roils with anguish. Stunningly awesome, and it digs deeper with every listen.
Standout tracks include "The Rat", "Yer Circus", "It Was A Rose"
2. Drive-By Truckers "Brighter Than Creation's Dark"
Despite having a few songs that I think could have been left off and not missed, there's some dynamite songwriting by Cooley and Hood, plus strong contributions from Tucker.
Standout tracks include "3 Dimes Down", "The Righteous Path", "Self-Destructive Zones"
Gen 1 2009, 0:32 di RandyB1961I will try to limit this list to ten albums; may have to throw in some Honorable Mentions or something!
1. Old Crow Medicine Show: Tennessee Pusher
2. Two Cow Garage: Speaking in Cursive
3. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark
4. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones
5. Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
6. Band Of Heathens: Band of Heathens
7. Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal
8. Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch
9. John Hiatt: Same Old Man
10. JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms
OK, this was hard! I just want to give a few Honorable Mentions that I hated leaving off the list:
Kathleen Edwards: Asking For Flowers
Paul Thorn: A Long Way From Tupelo
Susan Tedeschi: Back To The River
The Mother Truckers: Let's All Go To Bed
Mark Olson & Gary Louris: Ready For The Flood
Chris Knight: Heart of Stone
The Avett Brothers: The Second Gleam
There are many more worthy of mentioning, but I have to stop somewhere! Hope you guys will share your favorites with me.
Dic 29 2008, 22:07 di g4een01. Portishead - Third
02. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
03. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
04. Beck - Modern Guilt
05. Fennesz - Black Sea
06. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
07. Air France - No Way Down EP
08. The Walkmen - You and Me
09. Times New Viking - Rip It Off
10. Sun Kil Moon - April
11. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
12. Stereolab - Chemical Chords
13. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
14. Tindersticks - The Hungry saw
15. The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
16. Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
17. Man Man - Rabbit Habbits
18. The Raconteurs - Consoleurs of the Lonely
19. No Age - Nouns
20. TV on the Radio - Dear Science