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Slowcoustic Best Albums – #s 25-11

So here we are.  Best albums of 2008.  Good year I have to say, I may have contenders for best of decade that come from this very year – good sign, no?

Disclaimer – While I tend to convince myself that I know music, I only know what I hear and actually take the time to really dig my teeth into.  That being said, I am always correct and I take criticism terribly.  There is always something I discover too late to move up the list or something I forget all together, with one or two that I realize should never have been quite soo high/soo low.  That being said, I am always correct and I take criticism terribly.

Slowcoustic – Best Album 2008 List

#s 25 through 11

25.  Small Sur – We Live in Houses Made of Wood
(Small Sur – “Tones”)

24.  Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
(Chad VanGaalen – Willow Tree)

23.  Blackbird Harmony – Hardwood Exits
(Blackbird Harmony – Picture of You)

22.  Damien Jurado – Caught In The Trees
(Damien Jurado – Sheets (live))

21.   Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
(Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal)

20.  Micah Blue Smaldone – The Red River
(Micah Blue Smaldone – It Was This Morning demo)

19.  William Fitzsimmons – The Sparrow And The Crow
(William Fitzsimmons – You Can’t Hurt Me)  courtesy of You Crazy Dreamers Blog

18. Ray LaMontagne – Gossip In The Grain
(Stream tracks here)

17. Sam Amidon – All Is Well
(Sam Amidon – Saro)

16. Joanne Robertson – The Lighter
(Joanne Robertson – Grasscat)

15. Brown Bird – The Bottom of the Sea
(Brown Bird – Black Sea)

14. Graham Lindsey – We Are All Alone In This Together
(Graham Lindsey – “If I Ever Make It Home”)

13. Shoreline – Time Well Spent
(Shoreline – Jubeltane)

12. Mount Eerie – Lost Wisdom
(Mount Eerie – With My Hands Out (live from ’04))

11. Neil Halstead – Oh! Mighty Engine
(Neil Halstead – Paint A Face)

So there you have some of the year’s best.  Don’t miss out on the second half (well more or less half) of the list coming up on Dec. 22nd.

Yes, I said Dec. 22nd for the Slowcoustic Best Albums of 2008 #s 10 – 1.  This is due to this week busy with compiling lists from fellow bloggers and next week (Dec. 15-19) we will be having some guest bloggers gracing our pages with various “Best of 2008” lists.  They may not be what you expect, or they may be exactly what you expect… the guest blogs, in no particular order will be;

  • Thanks Captain Obvious
  • Womenfolk
  • You Crazy Dreamers
  • das klienicum
  • It All Started With Carbon Monoxide

I know, I’m excited to see the lists as well!  Have a good Monday folks.







8 responses to “Slowcoustic Best Albums – #s 25-11”

  1. herohill Avatar

    Excellent to see Mt. Eerie on this list. It will be on heorhill’s as well.

  2. Cap Avatar

    Very nice.

    I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve had that Neil Halstead album for a long while yet haven’t set any time aside to listen to it. Now I feel obligated. Too much music, too little time.

  3. Tina Avatar

    I got introduced to Chad VanGaalen only a few days ago by a friend and became an instant fan. “Willow Tree” was the song that immediately drew me in.

  4. Smansmith Avatar

    Thanks for the comments, the list thing is always dodgy at best! But yes, Herohill, Mount Eerie was making my list regardless – great.

    Cap! You must get into that Halstead album, its a keeper.

    Tina, good to hear from ya, get listening to VanGaalen – he is a hometown hero around my neck of the woods!!

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  6. Justin Avatar

    I gotta say, that Micah Blue Smaldone track killed me….just brilliant. Heard of him before, have a track from somewhere called “Coal Black Crepe” that’s pretty good, but this is some next level stuff!

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