Friday, December 05, 2008

My 2008 in Music (Part 2)

In my last post I mentioned that I'd split my best-of-albums into two lists. The first was what I regard as 'indispensable'. If you were to take the dozen of them away, saying that I didn't deserve to own them, these would be their replacements:

  • Adele - 19
  • Bellowhead - Matachin
  • Duffy - Rockferry
  • Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
  • Imelda May - Love Tattoo
  • Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Sunday At Devil Dirt
  • Kira Fontana - The Inner Revolution
  • Mary Hampton - My Mother's Children
  • Noah and the Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
  • Operator Please - Yes, Yes, Vindictive
  • Shoreline - Time Well Spent
  • Sons and Daughters - This Gift
They are, of course, in no way direct replacements but in toto these two-dozen albums define my 2008 album space fairly accurately - happy to indulge in that which is currently popular while also inclined to dive into what might seem, at least in the mainstream, currently slightly obscure.

I almost forgot this one, by a band that defy genre, gender and geography:

1 comment:

swedeboy1 said...

Imelda MAy is amazing...if you go on her site you can get some free tracks unless they taken it down - you have to register but worth it!!