(ed’s note: I am publishing some of the Rock and Roll Report Team’s Top 10 picks for 2008. Today it’s Bill from Bill’s Music Forum. Enjoy!)
The BMF Top 10 of 2008: Year in Review
I have been a busy boy…here is a list of the indie artists I have reviewed in 2008 on Bill’s Music Forum (up to 12-1-08). Some releases actually came out late in 2007, but I considered them when making the Top 10. In summary, there is no shortage of great music out there…it just isn’t on the radio anymore. Obviously, there are tons of indie artists that should be in the top 10, but they did not qualify because they did not send me their CD! ?
To qualify for this top 10, the musician or group had to be a relatively unknown independent artist that was reviewed on BMF. I did not think it was fair to consider “Greatest Hits” (sorry in advance to Adam Marsland, whose ‘greatest’ is a true highlight of 2008), other compilations, or reissued CDs (such as the fine pair this year from SideBMusic’s Richard Snow). EPs were considered separately and have their own “Top 5” list. Selections are not necessarily based on how many tracks were deemed “iPOD worthy” at the time, but on how much I found myself reaching for that CD over time. All contenders for 2008 are listed after the Top 10 with links to the original review. Be sure to get your CDs to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and be in the running for the BMF Top 10 of 2009!
THE BMF TOP 10 OF 2008
THE BMF TOP 5 EPs
Full list of contenders for 2008