Thursday, 1 January 2009

My Best Albums 2008

Hush Arbors - Hush Arbors At the moment this is my perfect album.

4 - Dungen I adore Dungen and their mysterious prog ways. They are being tinklingly jazz happy here.

Dig, Lazurus Dig!! – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Fearsome moustachioed rock ‘n’ roll lunacy.

Stainless Style – Neon Neon I cannot resist Gruff Rhys’ voice in any form.

Things That Roar – The Beep Seals Sweethearts of psych pop.

The Hive - Greg Weeks In the absence of any new Espers soundz this is just as good.

Alight Of Night – Crystal Stilts Echoey garage pop perfection, receiving many plays on the Painting stereogram.

Some of my fave albums also had rather splendid cover art, e.g:

Self-Taught Magic From A Book – Je Suis Animal Folktale forests of dreampop, and an OWL.

The Seventh Goodbye - Ben Nash Twisted experimental folk freakiness, pstrokeable psumptuous psychedelic cover.

Vol. 1 - Wooden Shjips DRONEZ! Purple skellingtons!!

These Flowers Of Ours: A Treasury of Witchcraft & Devilry – The Asteroid No. 4 Swooshy psych-gaze for lying in fields staring at the sky. My eyes are like, flowers collagework.

Directions To See A Ghost - The Black Angels Thunderously rumblesome head-noddy psych. Eye-squizzing, strobey red and green, touchy feely EMBOSSED cover. Num.

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