I was going to report on a few discs that I acquired this month, but then figured since we’ve made it through the first six months of 2008, I might as well do a quick retrospective of the 2008 releases that have rocked my world the most thoroughly to date. The first album listed is definitely my pick for the best release of the year, although the remaining eleven aren’t in any particular order yet:
Frightened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight
Los Campesinos, Hold On Now Youngster
The Fall, Imperial Wax Solvent
Pete and the Pirates, Little Death
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
The Teenagers, Reality Check
Snoop Dogg, Ego Trippin’
The Raveonettes, Lust Lust Lust
Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
Bauhaus, Go Away White
All good listening. All recommended. Go forth! Exploreth!