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21 Dec 2008, 21:07 by youshouldbefreei was much more excited about 2008 early in the year, but some releases ended up lower on the list than i expected. a ton of new stuff, though, that i'm still sorting through while obsessively reading other top-10 lists online.
so here's mine:
10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
very pretty. definitely glad i found it.
9. The Dodos - Visiter
such a great sound, and the first 1/3 of the album is fantastic (along with a little bit of the rest).
8. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
an imperfect album, but weezy was a big part of my 2008, and it would be a shame not to include him. i'm totally baffled by Mr. Carter being left out of best-tracks-of-08 lists.
7. The Music Tapes - Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes
there's just so much joy in julian koster. seeing him alongside jeff mangum was almost too good, but this album is pretty great too.
6. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
i admittedly had unfair expectations for this one. …
29 May 2008, 22:17 by wildhoney269Wed 28 May – Langhorne Slim, The Builders & the Butchers
Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles played at Schubas which is a really intimate venue since it holds less than a hundred people. Everyone there was just hanging out, having a good time and ready to hear some good music. I went up to the front so I could take some pictures. Unfortunately I forgot to charge my camera after Los Campesinos! the night before so I only got a few pics which was really frustrating because there were some great shots to be had.
The Builders & the Butchers opened the show but we only caught the last two or three songs. I would have liked to see more of them. While they were playing I was busy trying to get a Langhorne Slim t-shirt. I do need to give Langhorne Slim props for their t-shirt offerings! There was a good variety of t-shirts, they had both men's and women's styles, AND they offered t-shirts in XL. I like mine roomy and I find at so many concerts that I don't buy a t-shirt because they are all too small. …
18 Jul 2007, 05:02 by johnsonl33
8 Jul 2007, 18:55 by pfew0kI've noticed this increased interest in "folk rock" recently and I can't tell if it is just me but the insincerity of the majority of musicians can be heard in the croons of their voice, just like the insincere protest-songs sung by the lesser folk stars of the 60s. Thanks to some reading and random chance I have stumbled across two artists that I haven't been able to get out of my head for several days now.
Thanks to The Believer, a literary rag, I've found this Cleveland gem who disappeared from sight after releasing two albums: Transit Byzantium and Shelter From The Smoke. The sincerity that stumbles across these lo-fi home-recordings pierces to the heart and makes Bill Fox the most amazing artist I have stumbled upon in probably the last two years. Lonesome Pine gives you a feel of the mid-west like no other song I've ever heard. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was envisioned just to turn those long flat-land drives into an enjoyable experience. …