Time Capsules: the first half of 2008

“Time Capsules” is our way of putting some of our favorite albums from particular years into a… little, um, time capsule so music fans can read our reviews of notable releases from various years. We were going to take the actual CD’s and launch them into space in real time capsules, or bury them in the ground so future generations and/or aliens could be sure to find the best CD’s preserved. But that seemed a bit pricey and foolish. Plus, aliens (and/or future generations) aren’t likely to go digging thru the ground looking for stuff, they’ll probably just poke around on the internet. Let’s hope they find this site sooner than later.

From the first half of 2008…

THE BEST:
Stephen Malkmus – Real Emotional Trash

The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely

Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creations Dark

Nas – the untitled album formerly known as Nigger

THE REST:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig! Lazarus Dig!
Felice Brothers – Felice Brothers
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
Vampire Wekend – Vampire Weekend
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis – Two Guys With the Blues
Countin Crows – Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Old 97s – Blame It on Gravity
Mike Doughty – Golden Delicious
The Roots – Rising Down
Beck – Modern Guilt
Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

THE JURY’S STILL OUT:
Black Crowes – Warpaint
Portishead – Third

Some 2007 albums getting lots of play for me as “new”
Public Enemy how you sell soul to a soulless people who sold their soul
Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch

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One Response to “Time Capsules: the first half of 2008”

  1. Nice to see Mike Doughty get some love! brrmbpdpdmdm

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