Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Best of 2008 (so far)

1. Veda Hille, This Riot Life
2. Portishead, Third
3. Spiritualized, Songs In A&E
4. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
5. Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning, Something For All Of Us...

Playlists for the next couple of weeks:
7/21: Kathleen Edwards, Shannon McArdle, Martina Topley-Bird
7/28 (or 8/4): The Stills, Beach House, The Las, Rob Dickinson

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mid-Year Report: the Honorable Mentions

Tonight on SR we'll give the top five of 2008 (so far) IOHO, but in the meantime, here's some that came pretty close (in no particular order):

Anitetam, Opus Mixtum
Destroyer, Trouble In Dreams
Headlights, Some Racing, Some Stopping
She & Him, Volume One
Cadence Weapon, Afterparty Babies
Hercules & Love Affair
Thalia Zedek, Liars & Prayers
Sun Kil Moon, April
Constantines, Kensington Heights (so close)
Madonna, Hard Candy (her best since the similarly underrated Bedtime Stories)
Mississippi Records (the entire label) (for that matter, the entire rosters this year of Paper Bag, Constellation, Arts & Crafts, and Numero Group)

We'll post the other five here tomorrow (hopefully). Stay tuned, or better yet, tune in tonight...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


From one of my favorite artists of last year, this is good news.