Friday, December 19, 2008

HSW O' the Year Awards: Top 10 Albums

To set one thing straight from the get-go, this is not particularly reflective of any HSW writer besides myself. I encourage my HSW brethren to post their own lists; but for now, here's a year-end to end all year-ends.

Top 10 Albums of the Year
With accompanying limerick:

#10: The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

While each album may rehash
a Minneanapolis bash,
They rock like Thin Lizzy
And their barber keeps busy
with Nicolay Franz's stache

#9: My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Some might say it was racket
composed by My Morning Jacket
but Highly Suspicious
To me's quite delicious
I see no need to attack it

#8: Blitzen Trapper - Furr

If ever Davy Crockett,
felt the need to rock it,
He'd open the wrapper
and put on some Trapper
As long as the traders would stock it

#7: Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down in the Light

If I ever play poker with Oldham
Chances are I'd just fold 'em
His music's perfection
This one's no exception
I surely feel no need to scold him

#6: Vampire Weekend - S/T

Tis no immaculate must-own
I hate this excuse but it's just fun,
Here's to their success,
If they break up don't fret,
They'll nicely cash in on their trust funds

#5: TV On The Radio - Dear Science

A band that simply can not miss,
Topping all best-of lists
I must admit it,
Their effort's requited:
A student I am of Dear Science

#4: Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

What's there to do in Wisconsin
'sides staying at home to drink Bronson?
Turn iTunes on
and listen to Bon
And try not to freeze off your Johnson

#3: Conor Oberst - s/t

An effort thematically rich,
A beautiful disc about which
I'm pleasantly surprised
and now I've surmised
that Conor's much less of a bitch

#2: Sun Kil Moon - April

Kozelek, a god of emotion,
(forgive that blasphemous notion)
before April's release, I was
full-boned for weeks,
And, yes, it was musical lotion

#1: Fleet Foxes - s/t

As soon as I tore off the plastic,
I heard a thing so fantastic,
I took to the streets
Yelled "Go buy the Fleets!
The Foxes have made a true classic"

Mentions That Are Honorable:

Brendan Canning - BSS Presents

Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark

MGMT - Oracular Spectular

The Walkmen - You & Me

Beck - Modern Guilt

Stay tuned for top songs and some other stuff!


Andrew said...

kEwL liSt MaN. joO have a Gr8 taztE in Muzik y0 lol

Matt said...

beck has gotten BORRRING