• 2008 in Review

    Gen 10 2009, 5:37 di RufflesOLeary

    I’m even later making this year’s list than last year’s despite having started writing it much sooner. I don’t know what my deal is.
    I think being on music staff this year has made me more critical, but I think it’s a blessing. I was told by people more pretentious than I am (it’s all love), that I couldn’t include Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago since it officially came out last year, so I will play nice even though it kills me to not have it on any list. I’m taking comfort in feeling pretty sure that “Blood Bank” will be the best song of 2009, but I could be wrong. I don’t know how well I will keep up with things next year without KJHK, considering I don’t think I would have heard plenty of these albums without the station. At any rate, I thought 2008 was a pretty exciting year---maybe more for songs than for albums. Lawrence really stepped up its game too. Had I written a top 50, I think two other local acts would have been included. …
  • Best of 2008

    Dic 30 2008, 12:13 di SchebbARN