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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Best Of 2009...Official Releases

A bunch of OKOM music bloggers got together this year (at the prompting of A Truer Sound) to compile a consensus best of 2009 official release. Officially, the name of this collective is the Bird List. The compiled results will be released in a few days. I had a peek at the ballots and there are a lot of differing opinions on who had the best record of 2009. Didn't seem to me like there was a clear consensus number one record this year. I anxiously await the results.

In the meantime, here's my list. We had to rank our top 20 records of the year. For me, though, once I got past seven, the ranking really ceased to matter. In reality, Bingham's Roadhouse Sun was far and away the best record of the year. Everyone was just pickin' for second.

Alt512's Top Seven:
Ryan Bingham Roadhouse Sun
Corb Lund Losin' Lately Gambler
Sons Of Bill One Town Away
The Devil Makes Three Do Wrong Right
Leo Rondeau Down At The End Of The Bar
Danny Schmidt Instead The Forest Rose To Sing
Gary Floater A Hero Never Learns - The Songs Of Gary Floater

The Best of the Rest:
Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends Country Music Revolution
Mike Herrera's Tumbledown Tumbledown
Charlie Robison Beautiful Day
Owen Temple Dollars And Dimes
Ben Kweller Changing Horses
Slaid Cleaves Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Peewee Moore The Leaving Side Of Gone
Guy Clark Somedays The Song Writes You
Dustin Welch Whisky Priest
Tom Russell Blood And Candle Smoke
Daddy For A Second Time
Justin Townes Earle Midnight At The Movies
The Gourds Haymaker
Brock Zeman Live @ The Acoustic Grill
The Avett Brothers I And Love And You
James McMurtry Live In Europe
Scott Miller Appalachian Refugee

1 comment:

bostig said...

Hi, for me i would put te Flatlanders Hills and valleys as the best.