• 2008 Best-Of Lists/Review

    17 jan. 2009, 14h18m par Verslapper

    2008 saw me continue my drift towards heavier and more diverse music, and I think I've found my musical home: the slow, sludgy, low and heavy stylings of grunge. Perhaps I've come full circle back to the genre that burst onto the music scene in the early to mid 1990s, as I was becoming acquainted with music. In fact, I've been drawn to a lot more older music this year: from 1970s Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the 70s and 80s progressive rock of Rush, the 70s and 80s heavy metal of Judas Priest, 70s and 80s punk from Sex Pistols and Dead Kennedys, indie rock forefathers Pixies, the grunginess of Alice In Chains (and re-introducing myself to Soundgarden and Nirvana) and the greatest of all discoveries: the 90s sludge metal of Kyuss.

    Part of this stems from listening to the least amount of radio in years. My beautiful Subaru Liberty, acquired November 2007, always has an MP3 DVD with stuff on it. Maybe the hip-hop and RnB on Triple J was too much for me. …