20 Jan 2009, 05:17
2008 was another great year for music, and once again last.fm and all my music-loving friends introduced me to many memorable recordings. While few 2008 recordings grabbed and held my attention like last year's favorites (Andrew Bird
, and The National
), there was a plentiful variety of quality albums that I've grown to appreciate over frequent listenings. From old stalwarts (Al Green, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Aimee Mann, and Eno/Byrne (!)) to post-millennial faves ( Sigur Ros, Adem, Calexico, and Mates of State) to brand new discoveries (Lechner & Tsabropoulos, Jacaszek, Fredrik, Santogold, and 22-year old wunderkid Peter Broderick), this past year provided a collection of musical pleasures that I'll be returning to for a long time.
I plan on posting an addendum with more details on each of these records and the charm I discovered within ... until then, I look forward to hearing your feedback and recommendations on other records I may have missed!