She and Him-Volume 1
Bob Dylan bootleg
In 2008 was a weird year for me in terms of music.
In 2007 there were three albums I was always playing on my iPod:
Korn – “(Untitled)”
Halford – “The Metal God Essentials Volume 1”
Dethklok – “The Dethalbum”
In 2006 I was listening to:
Tool – “10,000 Days”
Ministry – “Rio Grand Blood”
Mastadon – “Blood Mountain”
In 2008 I was burned early in the year by purchasing the deluxe edition of Judas Priest’s “Nostradomus”. It was better then I expected. I expected it to be COMPLETELY un-listenable. The only thing that came with it was a free ticket to a concert that I didn’t get to go to. After buying that album I finally decided to give up on physical media. I now download my music.
I postponed my purchase of Ministry’s “The Last Sucker” because I found Al Jourgenson’s obsession with George W. Bush distracting to the quality of the music. Dedicating ONE album to bashing the President is just plain artistic expression. Dedicating THREE albums to bashing W is just plain unhealthy. (Even though they are some of the BEST albums he’s ever produced).
After Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” came out I had lost my desire to listen to anything else. It is strange, before I purchased that album, I was voracious. I was downloading anything I could and wanted to listen to more and more. After “Death Magnetic” came out that desire just dropped away from me.
It is not like “Death Magnetic” is a great album. By Metallica’s standards it is a good album. But that was all I needed to listen to. (Download it off of iTunes the sound quality is BETTER)
So far this year I am listening to Mastadon’s “Crack the Sky” and it is awesome! Especially the last track “The Last Baron”.
I am anxiously anticipating Marilyn Manson’s “The High End of Low” next month.
Portishead – Third
The cool kids- The Bake Sale
Santogold – Santogold
my morning jacket – evil urges
Britney Spears – circus
The Roots – Rising Down
Dead Heart Bloom – The chelsea diaries
The Zutons – You can do anything
Duffy – Rockferry
The Raconteurs – consolers of the lonely
last.fm / hypemachine
those should help you guys find the forum your looking for.
most of this music is terrible, btw.
Madonna- Hard Candy.
Britney Spears- Circus; Blackout.
Prince- The Hits 2.
Daft Punk- Discovery; Alive 2007; Human After All.
I dunno about top albums of 2008 but this is all that rocks my iPod:
Animal Collective, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Man Man, The Dirtbombs’ Ultraglide in Black, The Black Keys’ Rubber Factory, The Thermals’ The Body, the Blood, the Machine, NMH’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (of course), Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted, Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose, Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, Michael Nyman’s scores for Peter Greenaway films, Liars’ self-titled, a whole lotta Beck, some Gogol Bordello, and… okay, I’m a Girl Talk nut. I have an attention deficiency so it works out for me.
Another vote for Bon Iver. But there was a lot of good stuff.
I think I’m the only one to mention -
Meshuggah – obZen
Glemaud has some fantastic taste in music! In fact everyone pretty much does.
Radiohead-In Rainbows by far the best album of 2008. Love Sigur Ros’ new one as well, same with Brendan Canning’s Something For All of Us, Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!, Oracular Spectacular, Modern Guilt, Viva La Vida and Sam Roberts Band’s, Love at the End of the World.
the Shins, Gomez and i Dylans new cd came out yesterday and i pre ordered it so i am waiting for that.
Ben Frost- Theory Of Machines
Pan Sonic- Katodivaihe
Supersilent- Supersilent 8
The Thing- Action Jazz
Harvey Milk- Life…The Best Game In Town
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Made Out Of Babies- Ruiner
Sunn O)))- Domkirke
Zu- The Way Of The Animal Powers
Melvins- Nude With Boots
P.J. Harvey- White chalk
Death Ambient- Drunken Forest
NIN- The Slip
Earth- Bees Made Honey…
Gutter Twins- Saturnalia
Lots of other shit…
Good stuff KJ, love that Death Ambient.
A few late ‘08 releases I can’t stop listening to:
John Tilbury – Triadiac Memories (Morton Feldman)/Notti Stellate a Vagli (H. Skempton)
Jim O’Rourke – Long Night (one of the best pieces of ambient music I’ve heard lately)
Magma – Studio Zund (a box of Magma, hell yeah..)
I see Opeth, I see Mars Volta, I see Portishead.
I see happy me.
Also, those would be my top 3 for the year.
Beirut-The March of the Zepotec
Black Moth Super Rainbow
So far, it’s the New Bob Dylan album Together Through Life.