Top 10 albums of 2008

Originally posted on worstweblogintheworld.

Cardinals, Cardinology
It’s far from my favorite Ryan Adams, but like I said, this is the year of the fan girl.

Tristan Prettyman, Hello
I can’t help but smile when I’m listening to Tristan. This was a perfect spring CD.

Peter Bradley Adams, Leavetaking
Apparently this was also the year of dark, moody CDs… And Birmingham folks. This list is disproportionately skewed toward the locals.

Matthew Mayfield, The Fire EP
I am really excited to see what’s ahead for MM.

Act of Congress, Declaration
One of my favorite local bands, and even better live.

Sandra McCracken, Red Balloon
This is my favorite in years from Sandra.

Sam Phillips, Don’t Do Anything
Again with the moody CDs… there are a few moments when the light breaks through, but the dark, moody feel makes it for me.

Red Mountain Music, Silent Night
What’s a year without a Red Mountain CD on the top 10?

Tift Merritt, Another Country
This CD can fight its way into the top 10 on the strength of “Broken” alone.

Punch Brothers, Punch
I was prepared to be devastated by Nickel Creek’s “hiatus.” Then I heard Chris with these guys. I think I’ll be OK.

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