!earshot picks for 2007
2008 in Review
As the new year comes in, it time to look back at the musical year that was...
The '2008 Best of...' Playlists
The year-end playlist for friends and family is an annual tradition for many music lovers. !earshot takes a look at what a few of our friends and family from the music obsessed world of c/c radio are cooking up this year.
Weirdoes & Movie Stars: Bazooka Goes Bonkers In the O-EIGHT
Fader in the Key of Simultaneity
Meat's Sweet Treats
Picks and Pans 2008
Looking back at some of the best, the over-rated, local surprises and more...
My Top 5 records of the year
Chuck Ragan - Gold Country - (Sideonedummy)
Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed - (Epitaph Records)
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm - (Jagjaguwar)
American Steel - Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts - (Fat Wreck Chords)
Most under-rated record of the yearChris Wollard And The Ship Thieves - S/T - (No Idea Records)
Most over-rated record of the yearThe Hidden Cameras – Origin:Orphan - (Arts & Crafts) I have loved everything this band has ever released and leading up to listening to the new record, all I heard was about how great it was. After hitting play, I immediately wished I didn’t. What followed in the next 45 or so minutes was not enjoyable in the least. The more I listened to it, the more I found myself disconnected to it. I admire a band who goes to bat with some new material, and adjusts their swing, but this was a huge strikeout in my eyes.
Best personal campus/community radio moment or experience of the year.Being the music coordinator at 100.3 Sound FM has been a great experience, but nothing is more enjoyable then being on air. Every Friday night, from 7:00 to 8:30, I would shake off the frustrations of the work week and play music as loud as the studio could take it. There were countless times where I would find myself singing and dancing around the empty studio.
Record you are most anticipating for 2009I am looking forward to the new Spoon record, Transference, which hits stores in mid-January. Outside of that, I am really looking forward to the new Gaslight Anthem disc next summer, Off With Their Heads’ newest collection of songs The 69’ Sound, and what ever the Arcade Fire have in store.