Ten Albums That Got Me Through Summer 2010

Andrew Bird - Violin

After a brief hiatus due to some work overload (and more), I’m back. Sorry for leaving unannounced. It wasn’t really planned…just necessary. Hope you missed me. Thanks for your patience.

The last few months have involved a fair amount of travel. A lot of driving by a man with no car. And a lot of thinking about what’s going to be next in my life (on many levels). So to kick things off, I thought I’d share the albums that I’ve been listening to the most…

  1. Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free
  2. Andrew Bird – Nobel Beast
  3. David Wax Museum – Carpenter Bird
  4. Ben Sollee – Learning to Bend
  5. David Rawlings Machine – A Friend of A Friend
  6. Horse Feathers – Thistled Spring
  7. Red Mountain Church – This Breaks My Heart of Stone
  8. Thad Cockrell – To Be Loved
  9. Ollabelle – Riverside Battle Songs
  10. Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues (sure, it just came out this week, but it’s still technically summer…and I heard some advance tracks)

It’s hard to pick just ten, but this is truly a beautiful collection and these were the albums of summer for me. Oddly enough for an old time fan, all of these albums have just come out in the last few years.  Tracks of note are Langhorne Slim’s “So Glad That I’m Coming Home,” an amazing celebration of a new beginning, “Effigy” by Andrew Bird, Ben Sollee’s “Panning for Gold,” and “This Bed” by Horse Feathers.

Enjoy. It’s good to be back.