Ta Da, Ian's albums of the year!!!!
Tough choice, not because it was hard to pick a whole ten albums of the year, but because there were so many good contenders. Here's to 2009 with a new PJ Harvey album due out in March and maybe something from Porcupine Tree, but finally 2008, and in no particular order:

Glenn Hughesand 'First Underground Nuclear Kitchen', a sort of rock, jazz, funk, soul offering from the ex-Deep Purple bass player and singer. His 'Love Communion' might have been my song of the year.

Melody Gardot and'Worrisome Heart', gentle souful, jazz singing.

Elbowand 'The Seldom Seen Kid', well, it had to be in the list somewhere.

Anathemaand 'Hindsight', gentle, acoutstic versions of some of their songs, including the outstanding 'A Natural Disaster'. Shiver.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seedsand 'Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!', getting down and dirty with the mighty Mr. Cave.

'Fleet Foxesand 'Fleet Foxes', joyful, just joyful. Neil Young meets My Morning Jacket (who could have been on the list for 'Evil Urges') meets The Beach Boys.

MGMTand 'Oracular Spectacular', tune in, man.

Sigur Rosand 'Med Sud i Eyrum vit spilum endalaust', whatever that means (if I even got it right).

The Gutter Twinsand 'Saturnalia', about time guys, how about a proper tour this year?

Ladyhawkeand 'Ladyhawke', retro rules, the 80s never sounded so good.

And the runners up included: The Last Shadow Puppets, Metallica, Crystal Castles, Wild Beasts, Lindsey Buckingham, The Dears, AC/DC, One More Grain, and The Neil Cowley Trio,and 'Miles from India'(Indian musicians take on Miles Davis)

By: Ian Hunter On Sunday, 11 January 2009 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(1526)