Thursday, December 11, 2008

I knew I would want to make adjustments to my 2008 “best of” lists before long, but I would not have guessed I would need so many changes so quickly to my music choices. Nevertheless only days later and Cat Power’s new Dark End of the Street (Matador 210”) a collection of covers including “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” & “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” immediately found its way near the top of my list. The Mojo top-50 list influenced me to consider records by The Last Shadow Puppets and Fucked Up. Age of the Understatement (Domino LP) by the former is too beautiful to ignore. The latter’s Chemistry of Common Life (Matador LP) is too deliciously ugly not to love. And I don’t know how I managed to ignore the Nixe 1980-81 Recordings by the First Dutch All-Girl Punk Band (Polly Maggoo 2-LP) in my selection of golden oldie re-issues of 2008. I fell for this one months ago, but somehow allowed it to slip to the back of my pile. It is back on top now and highly recommended.


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