Yes, I do realize that it is April. Whatever.
1.) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Dig Lazarus Dig"
Despite the fact that Dig Lazarus Dig was a 2008 release, I acquired the record very late in 2007, and even included it among my favorite albums of 2007 in one of my prior journals. However, my appreciation of the album was not complete. Over the course of a year the record has grew on me immensely. Moreover, after witnessing an unforgettable live performance where many of the songs were brilliantly performed by Nick and the Bad Seeds (in PDX on Nick’s birthday) I cannot think of a record that is more deserving of my number one slot here in this journal. Dig Lazarus Dig is an superb combination of rockers, ballads, and experiments while also being among the most challenging listens in Cave’s entire discography. …