Friday, December 12, 2008

CDs that I Wanna Hear

I love year end music critic top ten lists. Soon, Metacritic will be unveiling their distillation of opinions. There's also a podcast of the best albums according to my favorite reviewers over at Sound Opinions. Since I use eMusic for most of my music needs, these 'best of' lists usually remind me about the albums I'm missing out on. Here' s a list of 2008 CDs that I don't own and really wish I did (although some are just up there for curiosity's sake). If you have any of these and care to share, let me know through the contact info on my profile page.

I want these. Do you have them?
  • The Magnetic Fields: Distortion
  • Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War
  • TV on the Radio: Dear Science
  • Protest the Hero: Fortress
  • Kanye West: 808s and Heartbreak
  • The Bug: London Zoo
  • Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
  • MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
  • Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
  • Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
  • Opeth: Watershed
  • The Breeders: Mountain Battles
  • Nas: Untitled
  • Hercules and Love Affair: Hercules and Love Affair
  • Guns N'Roses: Chinese Democracy*
  • Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs

*Don't let this one distract you. I was raised on MTV and Appetite for Destruction.


  1. I don't see Britney's new album, "Circus" up there. It's good & way better than any crap Guns N Roses can offer. I'm just saying.

  2. I'll have you know that I debated putting Britney's new one on there. It probably ranks with GNR as a guilty pleasure, but probably not providing lasting enjoyment (unlike by boy Justin Timberlake). Anywho, I thought I put a pretty eclectic list together.

  3. TV on the Radio, MGMT, Lil Wayne, Nick Cave, and Dylan are all fantastic. I'm warming up to Magnetic Fields, and the rest I either have not heard or weren't impressed with. I will also second the nod for Britney's album.

  4. I don't know why I can't seem to rationalized paying full price for the TV on the Radio. I've liked their other stuff so much. Considering Britney's rollercoaster, it's hard to believe that there's still some pop-sensibilities lurking under all that dysfunction. Or... maybe those two things go hand in hand after all.

  5. Got an early birthday present from Karen. Distortion, by The Magnetic Fields. Their unique tunefulness is all over it. Can't wait to hear it through my headphones, or sometime when there's no Fisher Price toys making sing-songy sounds.


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