Sunday, January 04, 2009

Mark's 2008 Wrap-up

Top Albums

1. Opeth “Watershed”
2. Amon Amarth “Twilight Of The Thunder God”
3. Erykah Badu “New Amerykah”
4. Meshuggah “ObZen”
5. Death Cab For Cutie “Narrow Stairs”
6. SlipKnot “All Hope Is Gone”

Honorable Mentions: Ben Folds “Way To Normal”, Torche “Meanderthal”, Weezer “Red Album”, Idina Menzel “I Stand”

Top Live Shows

1. Van Halen @ Allstate Arena
2. MAIDEN!!!! WORLD SLAVERY TOUR!!! @ Allstate Arena
3. Y&T @ Chicago City Limits
4. Swervedriver @ Metro
5. Amon Amarth @ House Of Blues
6. Jerry Seinfeld @ Chicago Theatre

Top Songs

1. Ben Folds "Cologne"
2. Weezer "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived"
3. Harvey Milk "Motown"
4. Erykah Badu "Soldier"
5. Idina Menzel "Brave"
6. Madonna and Kanye West "The Beat Goes On"

HMs: Alphabeat "Fascination", Clutch "Electric Worry"

Top Album Covers

1. Meshuggah “ObZen
2. Erykah Badu “New Amerykah

Disappointments of 2008

1. Kanye West "808s and Heartbreak"
2. In Flames "A Sense of Purpose"
3. SlipKnot touring with Trivium and Coheed and Cambria
4. Janet Jackson "Discipline" Except for the song "Feedback"
5. Judas Priest "Nostradamus"
6. Exodus Live at the Pearl Room

Top Pre-2008 Music Discovered in 2008

1. SCORPIONS!!! “Humanity Hour 1.” Like you wouldn’t believe.....
2. Parliament "Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome"
3. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
4. Dinosaur Jr.
6. Rihanna “Please Don't Stop the Music”....

Highest Hopes for 2009

1. New Y & T!!
4. New Prince!!
5. New Devin?!?! Maybe?!
6. New Built to Spill please....

1 comment:

Dave Baker said...

I am glad to see Weezer making the list, and Electric Worry is how I discovered Clutch. They are so kick-ass, where the hell was I in the 90's that I never gave these guys a shot?!?! I heard they are playing in Urbana on Feb. 15th, I may try to make the show. Good list, Mark!