Thursday, June 26, 2008


This is my third list of the year. It is based on releases through June 17th. The Truckers are still number one and it will take a great album to knock them off the pedestal. The highest debut is Old 97's at #4. Other notable debuts are My Morning Jacket at #8, Sonny Landreth at #11 and John Hiatt at #14. Anyway as always leave comments and tell me what an idiot or genius I am. I've been called a lot worse. The list follows:

1) Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
2) Tift Merrit - Another Country
3) Hayes Carll - Trouble in Mind
4) Old 97's - Blame it on Gravity
5) The Waybacks - Loaded
6) Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
7) Shawn Mullins - Honeydew
8) My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
9) The Whigs - Mission Control
10) Ashton Shepherd - Sounds so Good
11) Sonny Landreth - From the Reach
12) Justin Townes Earle - The Good Life
13) Griffin House - Flying Upside Down
14) John Hiatt - Same Old Man
15) The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
16) The Steeldrivers - The Steeldrivers
17) Band of Heathens - Self-Titled
18) John D. Hale - Lost
19) The Waifs - Sundirtwater
20) Gary Louris - Vagabonds
21) Sierra Hull - Secrets
22) South Austin Jug Band - Strange Invitation
23) Eleven Hundred Springs - Country Jam
24) Jim Lauderdale - Honey Songs
25) Black Crowes - Warpaint
26) Del McCoury Band - Moneyland
27) Chatham County Line - IV
28) Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet - Self-Titled
29) Allison Moorer - Mockingbird
30) R.E.M. - Accelerate
31) Railroad Earth - Amen Corner
32) Widespread Panic - Free Somehow
33) Jeb Loy Nichols - Days are Mighty
34) Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
35) Mando Saenz - Bucket
36) The Weepies - Hideaway
37) Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin'
38) North Mississippi All-Stars - Hernando
39) Ralston Bowles - Rally at the Texas Hotel
40) Tim O'brien - Chameleon
41) Paul Thorn - Long Way from Tupelo
42) George Strait - Troubadour
43) American Gun - The Mean and the Machine
44) Wes Charlton - World on Fire
45) Twilight Hotel - Highway Prayer
46) Black Mountain - In the Future
47) Rhonda Vincent - Good Thing Goin'
48) Carlene Carter - Stronger
49) James McMurtry - Just us Kids
50) Jackie Greene - Giving Up the Ghost
51) Willie Nelson - Moment of Forever
52) Austin Collins - Roses are Black
53) Langhorne Slim - Self-Titled
54) The Hollyfelds - Saratoga
55) Malcom Holcombe - Gamblin' House
56) Jason Collett - Here's to Being There
57) Ben Sollee - Learning to Bend
58) Firewater - The Golden Hour
59) Tab Benoit - Night Train to Nashville
60) Marah - Angels of Destruction


tx said...

The Band of Heathens is WAY too low on your list... this album is NON-boring in its variety, beautiful in its music, and expert in its musicianship and vocals. It is much better than many you list above it. But, you are NOT an idiot!! :-)


tx said...

Sorry... also... regarding "The Band of Heathens"... the album is already #5 on the Americana Charts. Lots of people feel the same as I do in my post above (i.e. you have them WAY too low on your list). REFRESHING, fun album to listen to.


Kelly said...

Ok, chip, we had this talk before. where is kathleen edwards? i thought you were getting rid of your bias against her??

Oz said...

Nice list and several that I haven't heard yet. Here are a few I would have included:

Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing

Black Keys - Strange Times

Howlin' Rain - Magnificent Fiend

Glossary - The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Whipsaws - 60 Watt Avenue

Fleet Foxes - Self Titled

Felice Brothers - Self Titled

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Chip Frazier said...


I think you may be right. I should have the Heathens higher I always struggle to evaluate albums objectively not just based on my tastes. Sometimes I think it makes me rank things too low

Chip Frazier said...


You are rigt I said I was going to remove my bias but didn't follow through.

I'll deal with Miss Edwards in my next list.

Corey said...

Nice list. Always enjoy your updates for helping me find new music. Here's my top 25:
1. Drive-by Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
2. Hayes Carll - Trouble in Mind
3. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
4. Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
5. Sun Kil Moon - April
6. Mudcrutch - s/t
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15. Drag The River - You Can't Live This Way
16. Langhorne Slim - s/t
17. The Black Keys - Attack and Release
18. Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin'
19. Chris Mills - Living In The Aftermath
20. Old 97s - Blame It On Gravity
21. Weezer - The Red Album
22. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
23. R.E.M. - Accelerate
24. Trent Willmon - Broken In
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Chip Frazier said...

Nice list Corey I just got the new Hold Steady and it will for sure be in my top 5 the next time.

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