I'm sure that somewhere, several pages in, there's a music thread around here. But since even if does exist it hasn't been updated in a few months, let's start one anew.
We shall discuss the music we've bought, played, heard about, found secret download links for and gossiped about.
I'll begin with what I thought would be a cruddy pop album, but quickly became one of my favourites of 2008:
Yes. Katy Perry. The Rosa Parks of getting girls to make out with each other. The album is surprisingly band-oriented and (dare I say?) rocks quite hard in places.
Being a music geek (and having ran a music store for 8 years in my early days) I have an eclectic mix of tastes. Another fave of 2008 was Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue
I'm a HUGE Beach Boys fan. It's a long story, but the short version is that the Beach Boys have yet to get the credit they deserve for shaping pop music in the 60s (and to some extent, the 70s).
Dennis was the first Beach Boy to make a solo album, and it stands as a beautiful & haunting collection of songs about broken love and a sad type of joy.
So... Yammer about whatever is on your playlist!