As there are 12 days left in the year, I thought I'd start compiling my selection of albums from which I will be drawing my "Lue's Top 10" lists.
This year I purchased a number of albums that were not only new releases, but new bands (to me at least). Included in the list are:
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Fred - Go God Go
The Kills - Midnight Boom
The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement
Matt Mayes & El Torpedo - Terminal Romance
Mother Mother - O My Heart
Martha Wainwright - I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
I discovered the genius of a Marc Ribot, although I had been hearing him play on other artists' albums for years and picked up:
Marc Ribot - Exercises in Futility
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - Party Intellectuals
I'd be remiss if I didn't thank blue_lotus
for hooking me up with some Lucinda Williams that lead me to pre-order her latest album, Little Honey.
To top it off there were several albums released by artists I love:
Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious
Billy Bragg - Mr. Love & Justice
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
Teddy Thompson - A Piece of What You Need
Portishead - Third
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
Elvis Costello - Momofuku
Joe Jackson - Rain
And the kick ass "music from the movie" cd, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten.
As I look over the list I'm a little shocked at how much new music I purchased this year and I think people will be a little shocked by what my list will end up looking like. Who makes the cut? Who gets left off the list?
Don't worry. You won't be force to read a list of all the books I've read this year.