Friday, December 5, 2008

The best 30 CD's of 2008.

Here's an early draft of my list for 2008:

1. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
2. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
3. Dr. Dog – Fate
4. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
5. Kings Of Leon – Only By Night
6. The Black Keys – Attack and Release
7. The Flight Of The Conchords – The Flight Of The Conchords
8. Blitzen Trapper – Furr
9. Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
10. Cold War Kids – Loyalty To Loyalty
11. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
12. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
13. Beck – Modern Guilt
14. Black Mountain – In The Future
15. Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
16. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
17. The Broken West – Now Or Heaven
18. Delta Spirit – Ode To Sunshine
19. Gentleman Auction House – Alphabet Graveyard
20. Santogold – Santogold
21. The Dears – Missiles
22. Albert Hammond Jr. – Como Te Llama?
23. Sheerwater – The Rook
24. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
25. Department Of Eagles – In Ear Park
26. The Dodos – Visiter
27. The Avett Brothers – The Gleam II
28. Bon Iver – For Emma – Forever Ago
29. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lie Down In The Light
30. Calexico – Carried To Dust

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Music websites that rock.

Some of my friends have asked what music websites I recommend.
Here's a few.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bluegrass Tribute

I can't get enough of this stuff.

Bluegrass bands covering Metallica, AC/DC, The Shins, Kiss,??? I first heard Iron Horse covering Metallica. Wow. Then I heard about This Van Halen - Strummin' With The Devil thing with David Lee Roth. I can't get enough. Every time I hear them cover a Kiss, Joan Jett even The Shins I can't help but smile. Smiling is good, isn't it?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Am I going soft?

My two favorite songs at this moment both have the the word "love" in their title.
Am I getting old or is this just a fluke?

Either way you should hear Chris Knox - It's Love off the Beat CD and Pop Levi - Never Never Love from the new Never Never Love EP. Both are on Itunes.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Something else.

Retribution Gospel Choir

Working on...

From their myspace page:

Retribution Gospel Choir plays loud and sings in key. Live, two minute pop songs run into psychedelic improvisations and drum-n-bass-heavy dub. People sometimes think the band is too loud or that they should take turns soloing, but generally, people are pleasantly surprised. Members, Alan Sparhawk and Steve Garrington are also in the band Low. The band has released two tour EPs, but they're sold out. New full-length is out now on Caldo Verde Records and the band touring the stinkin' world.