Nov 29, 2008

The Crap List

Here's the next-to-last Crap List (my favorite albums) of the year...
Feel free to ignore... or add your own list in the comments.

01. Drive-by Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
02. Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
03. Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
04. Sun Kil Moon - April
05. Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones
06. Hayes Carll - Trouble in Mind
07. Two Cow Garage - Speaking in Cursive
08. Chris Knight - Heart of Stone
09. Ben Nichols - The Last Pale Light in the West
10. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
11. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
12. Fleet Foxes - s/t
13. Metallica - Death Magnetic
14. Reckless Kelly - Bulletproof
15. Justin Townes Earle - The Good Life
16. Bruce Robison - The New World
17. The Steeldrivers - s/t
18. Hank Williams III - Damn Right Rebel Proud
19. Drag The River - You Can't Live This Way
20. Blue Mountain - Midnight in Mississippi
21. Mudcrutch - s/t
22. Vampire Weekend - s/t
23. AC/DC - Black Ice
24. Damien Jurado - Caught In The Trees
25. Whitey Morgan And The 78's - Honky Tonks And Cheap Motels
26. The Moondoggies - Don't Be a Stranger
27. Dead Confederate - Wrecking Ball
28. Aaron Watson - Angels and Outlaws
29. Horse Feathers - House With No Home
30. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever
30. Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher
31. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
32. The Black Crowes - Warpaint
33. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
34. Paul Thorn - A Long Way From Tupelo
35. Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy
36. Candlebox - Into the Sun
37. Randy Rogers Band - s/t
38. Old 97s - Blame It On Gravity
39. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - Turbo Ocho
40. Langhorne Slim - s/t

Nov 27, 2008

Country Album Covers - Best of

These are some of my favorites and some of the ones that have gotten the most response so far. New covers next week!

Nov 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Like many radio and TV talk shows, I'll have a "best of" Friday... Best of Country album covers for Black Friday (more new stuff next week!). Till then....

Honest CD sticker

I saw this interesting bit over at Country California: and it got me thinking. What does that sticker really mean?? Hmmm...


Nov 23, 2008

Chinese Democracy

I guess after all the mentions of Guns n' Roses' long awaited new album, I should at least acknowledge that I went down to Best Buy and purchased the CD today. I'm no album reviewer so disregard my opinion if you're on the fence about buying it. I'll just say that if you really liked the slower, more melodic moments of the Use Your Illusion albums, you should enjoy Chinese Democracy (though there are a few pretty heavy rockers). It's not an immediate album, but I'm finding that with each listen, something new grabs me. Axl sounds great throughout and the band(s?) is/are tight. The sound is huge huge huge, and there are moments of greatness but overall, it's a mixed bag. My star rating after 3 listens? 3 stars.


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