• Top 10 of 2008

    Nov 30 2008, 15:05 di JackW

    I'll try and fill in some more waffle (I'm loathe to dignify these with the term "reviews") in the next few days. In the meantime, on with the list (favourite first, #10 last).

    Waco Brothers - Waco Express
    Album of the year by some distance, other lists be damned. Jon Langford's country punk ensemble were never really defined by their recorded output, and I can only assume that this finally captures the ragged glory of the live show. Without a substantial amount of travelling this'll be the closest I'll get to seeing them live, and it's a hell of a lot of fun.

    Highlights: Death Of Country Music, Nothing At All

    Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
    This seems to have come in for a fair amount of flack from the established fans, but whilst there's a bit of filler I think it's probably their most consistent record since the truly magnificent Decoration Day. The promotion of Shonna Tucker to songwriter and vocalist lends a little more variety to the set.