Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Ears Of The Midwest - Best of 2008

Ah, the Midwest.  I'm not sure if it's the Lake effect snow, the smell of ethanol or the exposure to the voice of Gerry Faust - but the ears of the Midwest offer something special.  I don't know what that is, but work with me here, okay?

Below is a mathematicalLEE compiled list of the best albums (and other things) from folks with said ears.  Whether they were born or grew up or worked or were locked up somewhere in that more Eastern than Mid or West area of the U. S. of A. - they have opinions.  And ears.  They might not all be in the Midwest now, but in order to tie something together here, that's what we're running with.

A few notes about the list.  It was compiled by giving each release a numerical value and those values were added and sorted accordingLEE.  However, a slight change was implemented this time (because it's my list).  Preference was given to titles that appeared on more than one list.  So, while a record like My Morning Jacket's Evil Urges only had a numerical value of 4, it's appearance on two lists ranks it higher than say, a record at #8 on only one person's list. Ya dig?

So, without further adieu - the Best of 2008.

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