Sunday, April 19, 2009

I got the ringworm

Ain't that some shit? Guess that's to be expected, though, considering where I work and what I do. At any rate, I've finally found some time and motivation to attempt keeping up on the blog once again. Yay, cyberworld. I'll get more into my new life here...I don't know. Soon, hopefully.

Anyway, last year was kinda screwy for me in that I didn't know I'd be changing jobs, moving a couple states west, making a whole lot less money, etc. So while I'm usually pretty late in posting my favorite music released the previous year, I'd like to think I have a few decent excuses for how stupidly late this one is. And I know no one cares what I think in this regard. It's just that for some reason feel incomplete if I don't publish my music list every year somehow somewhere.

So here's what I bought last year - and this year, in an effort to catch up - ranked by how I humbly rate them. (And I'd better get on the stick for '09. There already albums released - or soon to be released - by some of my absolute favorites...Sepultura, Meat Puppets, Autolux, Dalek, Goblin Cock, Marmaduke Duke, Kylesa, 50 Foot Wave, St. Vincent, Steve Earle, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, These Arms Are Snakes, The Paper Chase, and one of my favorite Dallasites who I'm just tickled is finally releasing a full-length of her own, Laura Harrell. And I owe the gubment a shitload of money thanks to my move out here last year, so it won't be easy...)

Anyway, here they am...

2008 albums:
Aimee Mann, @#%&! Smilers
Torche, Meanderthal
The Knux, Remind Me in 3 Days...
High On Fire, Death is This Communion**
Blood on the Wall, Liferz
The Sword, Gods of the Earth
Cafe Tacuba, Sino**
Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life
Santogold (self-titled)
Prong, Power of the Damager**
I Love Math, Getting to the Point is Beside it
Cavalera Conspiracy, Inflikted
Public Enemy, How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???**
Metallica, Death Magnetic
Radiohead, In Rainbows
The Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath
Motorhead, Motorizer
Tomahawk, Anonymous**
Bob Mould, District Line
Fishbone, Still Stuck in Your Throat**
The Breeders, Mountain Battles
Scars On Broadway (self-titled)
Doug Burr, The Shawl
Smile Smile, Blue Roses

**Actually released in 2007, making this list all the more lame.

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