First of all, i hope all my readers had a fantastic christmas & new year break. 2009.. damn, it's like 1999 but.. ten years later. Oh boy how time flies. Unlike a lot of other people, i actually thought 2008 was a damn fine year in music. It introduced me to a handful of great new groups and artists including Fleet Foxes, Black Mountain, Crystal Antlers, Bon Iver & Ancestors, just to name a few. Below you will find a list of my favourite albums (in no particular order) from the year that was, i might even get around to uploading some of them soon.
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes Black Mountain - In The Future Opeth - Watershed East of the Wall - Farmers Almanac Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago Equus - Eutheria Hush Arbors - Hush Arbors Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Elephant9 - Dodovoodoo Woven Hand - Ten Stones The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath Witch - Paralyzed Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull Crystal Antlers - Crystal Antlers EP Enslaved - Vertebrae Brightblack Morning Light - Motion To Rejoin Dead Meadow - Old Growth Sahg - II Ane Brun - Changing of the Seasons Steven Wilson - Insurgentes Dungen - 4 Ebu Gogo - Worlds Ancestors - Neptune With Fire The Big Sleep - Sleep Forever One Day As A Lion - One Day As A Lion Birds and Buildings - Bantom To Behemoth Beck - Modern Guilt Sumner Mckane - What A Great Place To Be Ocoai - Breatherman The American Dollar - A Memory Stream Anna Ternheim - Leaving On a Mayday Balmorhea - Rivers Arms Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling Bar Kokhba - Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume I
Bring on 2009! I can't wait to hear the new Black Bonzo, and i'm also very curious to see what the new Alice in Chains record will be like with that butt pipe Duvall taking over lead vocals. Jerry is the man, and i trust he won't sell us short!
Feel free to stop by and check out some of the goodies that have passed through my ears throughout the last few years. Delve into the archive and find something from every which era/genre. I more or less post psych/prog/folk/fusion stuff, although i do like to mix things up from time to time. Please leave a request or a general message in my chatbox, i always enjoy reading your feedback.
I'd also like to add that i think we should all be supporting these artists and the amazing work they do by buying the actual records or going to shows etc. So consider this a preview, if you enjoy what you find here, go buy it. Oh, and if anyone at any time wants me to take an album/link down from this page just shoot me an email or leave a comment in the desired post.