Experimental Music Love

December 24, 2008

Top 10 Albums of the Year

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We’ve had the singles, now here’s the albums.  10 of them.  And all very good.  Though the top 7 of last year’s excellent 2007 list would have probably all come first this year if such time limitations were ignored or distorted.  2007 was bloody good.  Worth an honourable mention, though not included, are the albums from Shearwater, Sonny J, Portishead, The Black Angels, Frightened Rabbit and Port O’Brien.  All lovely, but not quite enough.  Too much phlegm probably. (more…)

December 23, 2008

Top 30 Singles of 2008

Filed under: Features,Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:01 am
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It wasn’t quite the beautiful year in music as have been had in the past (1966, 1989, 2000, 2005, 1314), but there were some undeniable moments of ear heaven in there for us all to enjoy.  Except cynics.  And the deaf.  And deaf cynics.  Bastards!  They should be making the most of what they do have rather than resenting the world for their ailments.

Anyhow, there were indeed so many of these lovely moments of sound that instead of the usual 10/20/25 singles of the year other music blogs are giving you, I’m letting you in on 30 of the blighters!  In reverse order of goodness and everything.

There aren’t too many surprises, so I apologise for that if you’re some indie sort who favours obscurity over quality.  These 30 are all nice and lovely all the same.  And yes, I do know Razorlight are in there.

I’ve also not tried to include too many that shall also appear in my upcoming top 20 albums of the year in my next post, just for some variety you know.  Without further ado, adon’t or amaybe, here’s 30 reasons for you to enjoy life.


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