Monday, December 15

More lists goodness from the folks at Filter.

To continue their yearly tradition, FILTER Magazine asked some of the year's top artists what rocked their stereos this year and as a holiday gift to readers they will be releasing a selection of lists every day in December. I am including some of my favorites lists from the list in this here post.

The Walkmen's Walt Martin submitted some of the more interesting selections of the week, choosing not one, but three releases from Thee Oh Sees to top his list which then closed out with anniversary additions of the the Dirty Dancing and Animal House soundtracks, proving once and for all, there's nothing wrong with a little Patrick Swayze in your stereo.

Also going out on a limb was of Montreal's Dottie Alexander who hailed Queens of the Stone Age's technically 2007 release, Era Vulgaris, as her #1 record for its "blatant bad-assness."

Hear songs from all these artists and the best albums of 2008 on erockster internet radio -

The Faint:

The Watson Twins:

of Montreal's Dottie Alexander:

Peter Bjorn and John's Peter Morén:

Peter Bjorn and John's Bjorn Yttling:

X's DJ Bonebrake:

The Walkmen's Walt Martin:

Thursday, December 11

It's list season!!

I've been working on my top 20 albums for 2008. I have it narrowed down to about 35, and now I need to do some weeding. So while I am putting the finishing touches on this year, take a gander at last year's list:

I still stand firmly behind those albums - with two exceptions. With hindsight I would have cut Lilly Allen and Peter Bjorn and John and added Band of Horses - Cease To Begin and Bjork - Volta. I didn't buy Volta until 2009 and thus it missed my year end list.

Do you still love and listen to your top albums from 2007?

Top albums and shows list coming up in the next couple of weeks and a couple holiday giveaways!!