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Albums Of 2008: A Rock-A-Rolla list

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As 2008 slips out of view invariably we are asked to compile numerous, ‘Best Of’ lists. The following is the top 30 non reissue, non cover albums of 2008 with my Rock-A-Rolla magazine head on. Arguements on a postcode please!

1 Grails: ‘Doomsdayers Holiday’

2 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: ‘Sunday At Devil Dirt’

3 Johnny Foreigner: ‘Waited Up Until It Was Light’

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Jersey Live- Day One

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So we come to the opening day of the Jersey Live festival and it’s a scorcher, and no I’m not just talking about Foals fretwork. It’s hotter than the surface of Mercury today and it’s just going to get hotter. Those skinny jeaned patrons will find it even tougher than usual to peel themselves out at the end of the day. Are skinny jeans the worlds greatest natural contraceptive?

Events so far have involved seeing various Zutons members enjoying the delights of various St Heliers bars and catching a few eyes. Big news of the day is that Crystal Castles have pulled out of their main Stage slot for tomorrow night.  Who will replace them is yet to be said… but perhaps we could have a 45minute bass solo from weekend compare Mani!!

All that’s left to be said for now is thank you to event organiser Warren Le Sueur for giving me a lift down this morning. Top man.

Now I hear Black Stats storming the stage so it’s off to collect more tales of the day….

…So Black Stats were cool, and the Brighton based Jersey ex-pats The Valentines have been on.

Only contencious issue of the day is the number of fucking wasps. Have they instigated some crazy breeding program during the long dark summer because there are thousands of the fuckers. Wasp repellant ideas please!!

Written by Jonathan

August 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm

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