Daniel Rubin is a scribe with the Philadelphia Inquirer. He once wrote about us for the paper, and called us “rockist.” We like him anyway. Here’s a list of his fave discs from the year gone by.
1. Radiohead, In Rainbows - good enough to pay for, which i did.
2. Bruce Springsteen, Magic - no disappearing act, here. channels tim o'brien, brian wilson and rufus wainwright.
3.Josh Ritter, Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - came up with the best nick lowe song in years.
4. Bettye LaVette, Scene of the Crime - this one cuts deep
5.Wilco, Sky Blue Sky - for 'impossible germany' alone, makes the list. groovy flashback to future games and reelin in the years.
6. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black - the kind you don't take home to mother, even if she reads right to left.
7. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - ya, ya, ya, ya, ya,
8. Feist, The Reminder. almost forgot.
9. Dr. Dog, We All Belong: Lo-fi all-stars. Sound like they grew up in my record collection.
10. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible - keeps the car runnin'