My number one too! JTE's second full length album was in the top five for 10 different blogs.
I ranked this as #10. I was surprised it was ranked so highly overall as so many bloggers complained about Lucero's use of horns.
I totally missed this one. I will be buying it with the Amazon gift certificated that I got from Santa.
Another one I missed. Grrrrr....
5. Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend of a Friend
I gave this one a few spins but it didn't do much for me. I will have to revisit it.
A lot of people are raving about this album, but to me it is a glossier version of 2007's Emotionalism. Its a good album, but not great.
The Most Dangerous Woman in America.mp3
Dare I say this album is even better than Isbell's first solo effort? I struggled ranking this one, but I finally landed it at #12.
I am thrilled to see this album ranked so highly as I think I am the only blogger in this group based in Canada. I ranked it #6.
Another one that a lot of people really liked, but didn't do a lot for me.
I rated this one #7. Like I said in my review, "pseudo-new Drive-By Truckers is better than most brand new releases."
A good effort from Earle, and I appreciate him trying to keep the legacy of Townes Van Zandt alive, but I much prefer the original TVZ recordings. I do like Earle's version of "Lungs."
I didn't get this one until December and didn't have time to properly listen to it before my rankings were due.
The first half of this album is really good, but the second half fizzles out.
And yet another one I never got to.
My best new artist of 2009. There are some great songs on this album. I also rated it #20.
I don't know very much about Miranda Lambert, but I do know that she is one of the few Nashville country artists that still has a lot of credibility among alt country fans.
Its been quite an amazing year in music, especially when you consider that seven of the above 20 albums I never even got to. Can't wait to see what 2010 brings!