2008: The Albums


23 déc. 2008, 17h44m

Here is the list of my 30 favourite albums in 2008, followed by an alphabetical list of other albums I liked. I also added links to the reviews and interviews I wrote.

1. Micah P. Hinson - And The Red Empire Orchestra
2. Daniel Martin Moore - Stray Age
3. Gus Black - Today Is Not The Day... To F#@k With Gus Black
4. Ilya E. Monosov - Seven Lucky Plays, Or How To Fix Songs For A Broken Heart [Intervista :: Interview]
5. The Burning Hell - Happy Birthday [Intervista :: Interview]
6. Misophone - Be Glad You Are Only Human
7. Will Cookson - Songs For A Sunday
8. Ed Laurie - Meanwhile In The Park
9. James Yorkston - When The Haar Rolls In
10. Lambchop - OH (Ohio)

11. John Craigie - Soft Hail [Intervista :: Interview]
12. Right Away, Great Captain! - The Eventually Home
13. Neil Halstead - Oh! Mighty Engine
14. Don Brownrigg - Wander Songs
15. Jon Foreman - Fall Winter Spring Summer
16. Shoreline - Time Well Spent
17. The Delano Orchestra - A Little Girl, A Little Boy, And All The Snails They Have Drawn
18. Tamas Wells - Two Years In April
19. The Accidental - There Were Wolves
20. Weinland - La Lamentor

21. Daniel Ledwell - Two Over Seven
22. Lesser González Alvarez - Why Is Bear Billowing?
23. Ane Brun - Sketches
24. Talons - Songs for Babes
25. Nathan Moomaw - 26
26. Johnny Flynn - A Larum
27. The Chapin Sisters - Lake Bottom
28. Ben Sollee - Learning To Bend
29. Dengue Fever - Venus On Earth
30. Pickering Pick - A Twitch Upon The Thread

also liked:
(listed alphabetically)

A Weather - Cove
Abigail Washburn - Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet
Adem - Takes
Adrian Crowley - Long Distance Swimmer
Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers
Alt-Ctrl-Sleep - Alt-Ctrl-Sleep
Andy Yorke - Simple
Ane Brun - Changing of the Seasons
Anna Ternheim - Halfway to Fivepoints
Balmorhea - Rivers Arms
Band'O - Huu
Beatbeat Whisper - Wonder Continental
Benjamin Wetherill - Laura
Blackbird Harmony - Hardwood Exits
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light
Brown Bird - The Bottom of the Sea
Cat Malojian - Cat Malojian
Chris Brecht - The Great Ride
City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love
Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees
David Wilcox - Airstream
Death Vessel - Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us
Denison Witmer - Carry the Weight
Donovan Quinn & The 13th Month - Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month
Drew Piston - Drew Piston
Elephant Micah - Exiled Magicians
Frontier Ruckus - The Orion Songbook
Glorytellers - Glorytellers
Holly Throsby - A Loud Call
Homesick Elephant- The Ghost of Philadelphia
Hotel Lights - Firecracker People
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Sunday at Devil Dirt
Jeff Dernlan - Cobblestone
Jeff Hanson - Madam Owl
Jens Carelius - The First Songs
John Shannon - American Mystic
Joshua Radin - Simple Times
Julian Koster - The Singing Saw at Christmastime
Justin Rutledge - Man Descending
Kate Maki - On High
Le Man Avec Les Lunettes - Plaskaplaskabombelibom
Lonely Drifter Karen - Grass Is Singing
Lorna - Writing Down Things to Say
matt bauer - The Island Moved in the Storm
Matt Costa - Unfamiliar Faces
Miwa Gemini - This Is How I Found You
Neva Dinova - You May Already Be Dreaming
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
Pete Greenwood - Sirens
Peter Bruntnell - Peter and the Murder of Crows
Radar Bros. - Auditorium
Ray LaMontagne - Gossip in the Grain
saioa - Matrioska Heart
Sam Amidon - All Is Well
Scott Matthew - Scott Matthew
Simon Breed - The Smitten King Laments
Sin Fang Bous - Clangour
Small Sur - We Live in Houses Made of Wood
Solo - Before We Part
South San Gabriel - Dual Hawks
Southern Tenant Folk Union - Revivals, Rituals & Union Songs
Super XX Man - Volume XII: There'll Be Diamonds
The Accident That Led Me To The World - The Island Gospel
The Brendan Hines - Good for You Know Who
The Gentle Guest - We Are Bound to Save Some Souls Tonight
The Moondoggies - Don't Be a Stranger
The Rural Tradition - The Miserable Effects of a Wasted Life
The Softone - These Days Are Blue
The SteelDrivers - The SteelDrivers
The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
The Welcome Wagon - Welcome to the Welcome Wagon
Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw
Vetiver - Thing of the Past
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and the Amorphous Strums - Dark Developments
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Pilgrim Road


  • hafssol

    Still no one commenting this great chart? It is full of very inteersting music and it shows such a good taste in choosing folk and songwriters' stuff :)

    31 déc. 2008, 9h40m
  • hengie


    2 jan. 2009, 8h23m
  • ChudleyCannons

    you don't see many lists with Hotel Lights actually listed (even in the 'also liked' section) glad to see it!

    3 jan. 2009, 0h09m
  • hengie

    Well, it was not easy to sum up all the music I liked, and maybe I forgot to mention many more albums..... Btw, I'm glad you're glad! :)

    3 jan. 2009, 8h52m
  • Patriek_

    Good taste Ale.....

    14 jan. 2009, 20h28m
  • ollybz

    no matter how late am i checking your website... I can browse your 2007 @ the same time... most of the albums listed there won't never suffered a single wrinkle. thanks for taking this time to share ;)

    4 fév. 2009, 20h03m
  • lebowski73

    Com'è che non c'è neanche un italiano qui? E Bon Iver?

    21 jui. 2009, 15h08m
  • hengie

    Bon Iver manca semplicemente perché non m'è piaciuto molto. Sugli italiani... beh, hai ragione, in effetti pare che negli ultimi tempi la musica italiana io l'abbia proprio accantonata. Ne ascolto pochissima.......

    21 jui. 2009, 15h50m
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