Thursday, September 10, 2009

Relaunch! Top 10 of 2008!!

The Tower is Broken. Black Iron Prison. The Empire never Ended.

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Ten 2008 albums by my top discoveries from last year
[All rank/bands are now links to full posts on the band.]

#10 Black Mountain

In the Future

"Evil Ways" from In the Future (2008)

Genre - Rock Music
Official - blackmountainarmy.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/blackmountain
Location - Vancouver, BC

Review - Drowned In Sound
iTunes - Black Mountain
Lala - In the Future
Purchase - Jagjaguwar


#9 The Alps

The Alps III

"Labyrinths" from III (2008)

Genre - Easy Noise
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/thealpssf
Location - San Francisco, CA

Review - Dusted Magazine
iTunes - The Alps
Lala - The Alps III
Purchase - Amazon


#8 Tom Carter & Christian Kiefer

From the Great American Songbook

"Camptown Races" From the Great American Songbook (2008)

Genre - Drone Folk
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/christiankiefermusic
Location - California, U.S.A.

Review - Pitchfork Media
iTunes - Tom Carter & Christian Kiefer
Lala - From the Great American Songbook
Purchase - Inertia Music


#7 Space Debris

Elephant Moon

"Japanese Girl" from Elephant Moon (2008)

Genre - Kraut Jam
Official - spacedebrisprojekt.de/
Myspace - myspace.com/spacedebrisprojekt
Location - Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Swabia, Germany

Review - Aural Innovations
iTunes/Lala - Nooooo!
Purchase - All That Is Heavy


#6 Grails

Doomsdayer's Holiday
click For Not Work-Safe (NSFW) Cover

"Predestination Blues" from Doomsdayer's Holiday (2008)

Genre - Tibetan Crime Jazz
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/grailsongs
Location - Portland, OR

Review - Treble zine
iTunes - Grails
Lala - Take Refuge in Clean Living
Purchase - Temporary Residence Ltd.


#5 Dungen

Dungen 4

"Det Tar Tid" from 4 (2008)

Genre - Indie Psych Folk
Official - dungen-music.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/dungen
Location - Sweden

Review - Drowned In Sound
iTunes - Dungen
Lala - Dungen 4
Purchase - All That Is Heavy


#4 The Pillbugs

Everybody Wants A Way Out

"Soundman" from Everybody Wants A Way Out (2008)

Genre - Psych Pop
Official - pillbugs.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/thepillbugs
Location - Toledo, OH

Review - Hablo Ennui
iTunes - The Pillbugs
Lala - Monclovia (pre-EWAWO best-of)
Purchase - Rainbow Quartz


#3 Earthless

Live at Roadburn

"Blue/From the Ages [edit]" from Live at Roadburn (2008)

Genre - Heavy Jam
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/earthless
Location - San Diego, CA

Review - Rock Metal Music
iTunes - Earthless
Lala - Live at Roadburn
Purchase - Tee Pee Records


#2 Dragontears

Tambourine Freak Machine

"Sunrise" from Tambourine Freak Machine (2008)

Genre - Heavy Psych
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/dragontears2000
Location - Denmark

Review - Aural Innovations
iTunes - Dragontears
Purchase - All That Is Heavy


#1 Beyond the Wizards Sleeve

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve ARK.1

"Don't Cry Girl" from Beyond the Wizards Sleeve ARK.1 (2008)

Genre - Rock Remix
Official - erolalkan.co.uk/
Myspace - myspace.com/beyondthewizardssleeve
Location - The U.K.

Awesome review - Snazzy Antique Boat

iTunes - Erol Alkan podcast
Purchase - Good luck!!


[This list originally posted here 4/23/2009, in slightly different form. Minimal changes made to reflect my current state of mind.
Addition of locations and Lala on 02/23/2010!]

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