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Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2008

Words: Michael • October 16, 2010

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Soul Control (Jim Connolly)

What are your top five albums that were released in 2008?

  1. Torche - Meanderthal
  2. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Modern Life
  3. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
  4. Portishead - Third
  5. Blacklisted - Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God

What band did you discover in 2008 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

Afrontar, because they're the hardest band to come out of El Salvador in 2008.

How will you remember 2008? (In terms of music)

Metallica and Guns N Roses still got it! Just like I've still got my sarcastic wit.

Vinyl record sales saw a significant increase this year while hard copy sales continued to dwindle. Is this a return to the glory days for vinyl or just a phase? Explain.

Vinyl is currently "hip" and nothing "hip" stays "hip" very long. It's a digital world.

What was the most memorable moment for you in 2008? (Can be in terms of anything)

Doing this survey.

What can we look forward to from you in 2009?

Records, tours, and other typical band stuff.

What three records are you looking forward to most in 2009?

Morrissey "Years of Refusal," Piss Problem LP, and The Jesus Lizard's reissues.

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