Monday, February 16, 2009

Top 10 + 1 Albums of 2008

2008 gave us A LOT of fantastic new albums. Here are my top 11 in no particular order...

The Dandy Warhols - …Earth to the Dandy Warhols

I heart The Dandy Warhols SO BAD!!! They can do no wrong – my only complaint is they need to tour NYC more often!!

Bloc Party – Intimacy

I didn’t see this album on any Top Lists of 2008 which is a terrible tragedy!!

Santogold – Santogold

This album is a fun, fun time.

Beck – Modern Guilt

Another phenomenal album – THANK YOU BECK

Kings of Leon – Only by the Night

KOL’s best album to date.

Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst

A fabulous first solo album for Oberst. There are so many good songs I can’t pick a favorite.

Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

I don’t think Death Cab can make a bad album.

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

Totally this year’s hipster trend album – but with good reason!

Blitzen Trapper – Furr

I fell in love with “Black River Killer” and the rest of the album followed suit.

R.E.M. – Accelerate

When I got my iPod and transferred all of my old CD’s I fell in love with R.E.M. all over again. It was great to have a new album and see them on tour in 2008.

The Virgins – The Virgins

Great entertaining, dance-y first album. I hope they keep up the momentum!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

My 2009 New Year's Resolution is to write more... I think I mentioned this a few posts ago. Anyway, you can tell from my first post coming in mid-February that I'm doing a stand-up job!

I actually kept a travel diary the whole 2.5 weeks I spent in Ireland/London so I actually have done some writing... now I just need to update the blog! I most definitely will post some photos & anecdotes from my trip in the near future. PROMISE!

Also, I'm sure you're all anticipating my top albums / concerts from 2008... my yearly musings on the year in music. This too will come soon. It requires more thought than I can actually muster right now.

So, check back soon!! Miss ya - mean it ;-)