Today is a beer day. Cocktails are, of course, wonderful but some days are just beer days. As such, I am home, having completed my errands for the day, enjoying a lovely Belgian witbier and contemplating a different sort of post. It is, after all, 2008 and I have yet to compile my top ten albums list, a yearly tradition that has been conducted amongst my friends for at least six years, if not longer. So today is a different sort of post, one focused on an aural cocktail rather than a liquid one. What follows is in no particular order, as I figure once you pass the bar ranking is relatively superfluous.
I shall soon begin posting more experiments in alcohol and January’s MxMo but, until then, I hope you find something in the list below that rings your bell—after all, music is the food of love and nothing goes better with food than wine! Except maybe a cocktail.
Happy New Year!
Top Ten of 2007
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Living With the Living
Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
Sigur Rós – Hvarf/Heim
Burial – Untrue
Feist – The Reminder
Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter (including bonus disc)
Okkervil River – The Stage Names
Tim Barry – Rivanna Junction
Ulver – Shadows of the Sun
Favorite Album(s) From a Year Other Than 2007
Josh Ritter – Hello Starling and The Animal Years