18 December 2007

But where's the band from?

Of Montreal tops my list of the year's best music. I call it the "best music you never heard" in the newspapers, but I expect that blog readers have heard and may even own some of these discs. So no disrespect intended...

Anyways, here's the list, in today's column. (And that's not Of Montreal in the photo. It's the Apples in Stereo.)


TybeeDawg said...

I posted my best of list on my blog, and other than Bettye LaVette, we didn't have a thing in common (although I like Of Montreal).

Drop by and take a look!

Brad Barnes said...

It's a good list. I need to give Isbell some more spins. My first reaction was that it was too produced for my taste. (The new Truckers sounds like it's going to rock. Here's hoping.) ... I haven't heard that Snider disc, but "East Nashville Skyline" is a great record. Not as big on his latest studio disc, though.

IMO, don't waste your time with Wilco. Track down the song "What Light" and be done with it. And I've been a huge Wilco fan in the past. This one's as dry as toast.

TybeeDawg said...

Thanks for the kind words...Isbell IS produced, but that's kinda his thing...live, he still rocks (saw him in Savannah at Loco's T-giving weekend)covering songs from Talking Heads, Thin Lizzy and Tom Petty.

I have heard that Wilco tune...it was on the last Relix mag CD compilation. Great tune.

TybeeDawg said...

thanks for the kind words...Isbell's record IS pretty produced, but that's the Muscle Shoals influence IMAO...live he still rocks (saw him in Savannah at Loco's over t-giving weekend), he's been covering Talking Heads, Thin Lizzy and Tom Petty.

The Wilco tune is on the latest Relix CD compilation....great song.