2008 Your Morning Rock In Review – Odds, Sods, And A Christmas Present For You Friday, December 19, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.
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While this may not be the last YMR of the year, it’s mighty close. I’ll be here for you through the 23rd, then I’m likely out until the New Year. Today, I’m just looking to go over a few songs and albums that we didn’t talk about yesterday, wrap up what the year brought us, look forward to the future (the future, Conan?), and I’ve got a download from a great new artist especially for DeadOn that will serve as my Christmas present to my fellow contributors and readers/commenters. So, let’s hit the jump and start the festivities.
Songs Which I Enjoyed
Again, I’m not usually a big fan of unnecessary numerology and rankings, so I’m just gonna go over some songs I really enjoyed this past year.
“Old White Lincoln” – The Gaslight Anthem
“Real Love” – Lucinda Williams
“Color of A Lonely Heart Is Blue” – Old 97s
“Cath” – Death Cab for Cutie
“Beautiful World” – Carolina Liar
“Heart Attack” – Low vs. Diamond
“Unless Its Kicks” – Okkervil River
“Sequestered In Memphis” – The Hold Steady
“The Weight of Her” – Butch Walker
“Something Is Not Right With Me” – Cold War Kids
“A-Punk” – Vampire Weekend
“Right Hand on my Heart” – The Whigs
“Souled Out!!” – Conor Oberst
“Can You Tell” – Ra Ra Riot
“Past Time” – The Baseball Project
“The Silence Between Us” – Bob Mould
“Catcher In The Rye” – Guns N Roses (I shit you not)
“Strawberry Swing” – Coldplay
And many many more than are escaping my mind.
While it seems that many people like to whine about how music today is so awful, I think we’ve made it pretty clear in the past week that this was a pretty damn excellent year in music. I don’t know what I’m looking forward to the most in ’09 – I’ve got an unabashed love for Better Than Ezra and they’ve got a new album lined up, U2, new Andrew Bird in January, and all of the little surprises that pop up along the way between now and next December. Believe it or not, it’s a pretty exciting time to be a music fan so keep your ears open for whats out there.
One last thing…
I promised you something exciting so here it is. We’re proud to introduce you a new artist on DOB Records who recorded a special song all about our blog and its many many features.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Jerkweezy.
Right click and save. (Rockabye says: It’s an MP3 now, so you might be able to play it.)