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2008 Showstopper

2008 Showstopper: Best Concerts of '08

In 2008, my concert viewing spanned 3 states and many stages.  Here is a brief run down of my favorites: 6. Jessica Lea Mayfield/An Horse – Pike Room, The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI – 10/29/08 Jessica Lea Mayfield put on one of the most intimate shows I’ve ever seen in October.  Unfortunately, I don’t think she […]

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2008 Indie

Top 10 Songs of 2008

This is toughest list to make every year.  It is a lot easier for an artist to craft a break through song than a full concise album.  I don’t have an army of writers like Pitchfork to create a thorough detail of 100 songs, so here are my 10 favorites of 2008. 10. Mike Moran […]

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albums Hip-Hop Rap

Top Hip-Hop Releases of 2008

2008 was no 2007, but the year that brought The Cool and American Gangster was the closest the game has been to 1994 yet in awhile.  However, 2008 did bring forth a new class of MC’s ready to show they can take Hip-Hop in a new, diverse direction (see Asher Roth, KiD CuDi, Kyle Lucas, […]

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albums

12 Albums for 2008 pt 1: 7-12

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that “the album is dead”.  I don’t see how that makes any sense with the countless top whatever lists I’ve seen over the past month.  2008 was indeed a great year for music and here are a few reasons why: 12. Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Black […]