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Albums I wish I could have placed on the toppermost of ‘08 list
By Christian Kiefer
Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Call me dreamy but…

1. John Coltrane and Merzbow, Live at Pompeii (enough said on this)

2. Syd Barrett, Oranges and Animals (wherein Syd is backed by Animal Collective)

3. Frank Zappa plays Erik Satie (shockingly beautiful)

4. The Band, Music from Big Pink Revisited (featuring all the original members–not a simple walk through of those old gems but a re-envisioning)

5. Sufjan Stevens, Such an America as This (songs based on newly rediscovered lyrics and occasional fragments penned by Stephen Foster)

6. Neil Young, Grasslanders (in the mode of Harvest and After the Gold Rush but with some guts like it used to be)

7. Chris Watson, Feathers, Fowl, Fog (near soundless field recordings by Watson of fog, night air, and the movements of individual feathers against each other using recording techniques mysterious and unknown)

8. Lou Reed with XTC, President Kill (I can’t even explain why I want to hear this but I do)

9. The Big Bang and the Core (a field recording of the center of the earth, recorded in super high definition surround–it’s as if you’re right there in the molten core; packaged as a double disc with a field recording of the big bang; o.k. now I’m just being silly)

10. John Lennon, Stoned and Rolled (a previously unknown recording of songs John Lennon wrote with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and then recorded with the Rolling Stones circa 1976)

You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.


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2 Responses to “Albums I wish I could have placed on the toppermost of ‘08 list”

  1. posty mcposterton Says:

    #3… what is this?

  2. Christian Kiefer Says:

    All stuff I made up, I’m afraid. Got you drooling, I gather?

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