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Best Albums of 2008 – The Definitive List

In music, recommendations, reviews on January 1, 2009 at 2:55 am

I am the first to admit that I am a pretentious weiner that likes to lament the current state of popular music.  However, in a year full of auto-tune, there have been many beacons of hope.  I now present to you the definitive list of the best music of 2008.  I have to be honest though.  I’m not sure whether I should have done a top 5 or this top 10.  For the next few weeks I will probably flip-flop my opinions as to which deserve the 6-10 rankings and which deserve to be “Runners Up”.  Nevertheless, here is my imperfect list.

Top 10 Albums of 2008

  1. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
  2. Lucinda Williams – Little Honey
  3. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  4. Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers
  5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cardinology
  6. Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in the Grain
  7. Ron Sexsmith – Exit Strategy of the Soul
  8. Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
  9. Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends
  10. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

Runners Up

Other Notable Releases (that are as good if not better than some on the top 10 list, but due to not being “studio” albums, were not included)

Reissue of the Year

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Lucinda has found her joy.

In music, recommendations on October 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Everyone needs to go buy the latest from Lucinda Williams.  Little Honey is arguably her best album since 1998’s masterpiece, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. In many ways it’s the answer to that album.

October is going to be a great month for music (and Bibles).

In music, recommendations, theology on September 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Like I’ve said before, new Lucinda Williams, ESV Study Bible, but now…

A NEW RYAN ADAMS AND THE CARDINALS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!

And Wilco is starting to work on their new album in October.

I’m having a great day.

Redesign of The Resurgence and a new Lucinda Williams album

In music, recommendations, theology on August 28, 2008 at 11:24 am

The Resurgence just redesigned their site.  It’s pretty sweet, so if I were you I’d check it out here.

HT: Joe Thorn

Also, Lucinda Williams has a new album coming in October.