Monday, January 23, 2012
Favourite Albums 2011
Mike Evin - Do You Feel the World? - he plays with a smile on his face and you can hear it.
Drive-by Truckers - Go-Go Boots - musical storytelling, esp. "Used to be a Cop"
Robert Earl Keen - Picnic - slightly more hillbilly musical storytelling.
Los Lobos - The Ride - and "and friends" album featuring old and new; bluesy, soulful, musically accomplished.
Matt Andersen - Something in Between - off-the-chart guitar and voice chops
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - started listening to this six months before she died - what a freakin' voice.
Moonshine Ramblers - Moonshine Ramblers - trippy folk, roots, bluegrass, blues and country with a boot to the head.
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What - an old master working his bountiful bag of tricks and astute rhymes, his best since Graceland.