Friday, November 7, 2008

Rock Revival's Best Albums of 2008 (So Far...)

In a month or so it will be the time everyone comes out with their Best Albums of 2008 lists, so i am thinking about mine; here's where I currently stand

What about you guys ??

1. Opeth Watershed

http://metal-monarchy.buzznet.com/opeth+watershed-thumb-400x400.jpg

No other album blew my head of like this one, brutal, intelligent, can the word 'moving' be used for an album like this ?

2. John McLaughlin Floating Point

http://www.jazz.com/assets/2008/4/30/albumcoverJohnMcLaughlin-FloatingPoint.jpg

This album was a revelation, electrified Shakti, John is nearly outdone by the Indian musicians who accompany him; formidable

3. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

http://991.com/NewGallery/Fleet-Foxes-Fleet-Foxes-433078.jpg

This album will be on everyones list ? Well... its already on Pierro Scarufi's

4. Brother Firetribe Heart Full of Fire

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z186/liebestod1918/BrotherFiretribe-HeartFullOfFire200.jpg

Better than the original 80's melodic rock; it's full of beautiful cliches, happy music !

4 North Mississippi Allstars Hernando

http://www.memphisflyer.com/binary/a8eb/North_Mississippi_Allstars-Hernando_b.jpg

Wow! Blues and blues-rock brilliance, another revelation, especially 'I 'd Love to be a Hippy'

5. Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m9Ww5WZlL._SS500_.jpg

A remastered lost classic from Brian's brother; easily outshines Brian's effort this year

6. Whitesnake Good To Be Bad

http://images.hugi.is/rokk/138042.jpg

Soft-cocks find their mojo in their later years; this album kicks arse (forgive the mixed metaphors)

7. Panic at the Disco Pretty.Odd

http://www.supermusic.sk/obrazky/85933_prety.jpg

Surprise of the year for me: Beatlesesque and my 12 year old daughter loves it to.

8. GirlTalk Feed the Animals

http://jetcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/girl-talk-feed-the-animals-400x400.jpg

An encylopedia of sound, 70's classic rock mixed with hip-hop and much else. It's an album...and a quiz

9.The Streets Everythings Borrowed

http://music.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/streets-everything-borrowed.jpg

Just came out, this UK 'rapper' can make you dance and break your heart

10. Foals Antidotes


http://www.sweetslyrics.com/poze/foals%20antidotes.jpeg

One of many post-punk revival albums i loved; this one beats the rest

1 comment:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

wow....I am goinng to check some of these out!!! Thanks!