Most years are pretty good for music if you know where to look, and 2008 was no exception. It’s a shame that you have to search so hard, of course – once upon a time all you needed to keep track of what was good in the world of music was a radio. These days it requires a little effort, though, and while I lost count a long time ago, I probably sampled a few hundred CDs in the last 365. Thank the gods for the Internet and a growing network of friends who make sure to let me know whenever they hear something worthy, huh?
This is part one of three. The Platinum LP Awards will be along soon, and that will be followed by the CD of the Year post. So here we go with last year’s Gold Awards for Very Good CDs. These are in alphabetical order, more or less. Band Web sites link to the band name, and if the CD is available via eMusic, that links to the CD title. If you want to purchase from eMusic, click on the link in the right column for a really good deal (as in lots of free downloads).
The 2008 Gold LPs (more…)
Filed under: Popular Music, Reviews | Tagged: Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Black Mountain, built by snow, Dave Barnes, Doco, Don Dixon, Goldfrapp, Green Day, Hooverphonic, Marah, Marti Jones, Nine Inch Nails, REM, School of Seven Bells, She & Him, The Chevelles, The Del Bombers, The Dreaming, The Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Gaslight Anthem, The Long Blondes, The Lost Patrol, The Stills, The Well Wishers | 2 Comments »