Music Picks 2008

In what’s becoming an annual tradition, I have asked “derek becker”:http://satellitebooking.com/ and Jim Boyd for music recommendations so that I could get some fresh music in my collection. Here are the items they’ve recommended (with notes as I acquire some of them):

derek:

* Battles
* Lake, _Oh, the Places We’ll Go_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, _Raising Sand_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Bon Iver, _For Emma, Forever Ago_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Tom Waits, _Real Gone_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Dungen, _Ta Det Lungnt_
* _Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds, & Nigerian Blues, 1970-1976_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Justice, _Cross_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%

derek’s “Top Five World Music Pix”:

* 3 Na Massa, _3 Na Massa_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Kassin +2, _Futurismo_
* Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, _Kedu America_
* Zaiko Langa Langa, _Zaire-Ghana_
* _NuYorican Funk Experience, Vol. 3_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%

derek’s current “Top Four of All Time”:

* _Jesus Christ Superstar_ (London cast)
* Mark Heard, _Satellite Sky_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* The Stone Roses, _The Stone Roses_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Silver Jews, _Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%

Jim:

* Professor Longhair, _Rock ‘n’ Roll Gumbo_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* My Morning Jacket, _Okonokos_ (preferably the DVD) %{color:gray}[available on eMusic]%
* Sun Kil Moon, _April_
* Brenton Wood, “Oogum Boogum” (single)
* Calexico and Iron & Wine, _In the Reins_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* The Detroit Cobras, _Baby_ %{color:gray}[acquired]%
* Mudcrutch, _Mudcrutch_
* Culture, _Harder than the Rest_ %{color:gray}[available on eMusic]%

Thanks, guys! This is a great tradition.

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