Top Ranking Albums of May 2013

Top Ranking Albums of May 2012

Various ArtistsGhetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop, Vol. 1 [Ghetto Youths International 2013]

Set Up Shop, Vol. 1 (Ghetto Youths Intl. Presents)

Daft PunkRandom Access Memories [Columbia 2013]

Shaggy and Beres HammondFight This Feeling [Ranch Entertainment 2013]

Depeche ModeDelta Machine [Columbia 2013]

Omar Sosa Eggun [Ota Records 2013]

Jim Guthrie Takes Time [Static Clang 2013]

Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost [Nonesuch 2013]

AM & Shawn LeeLa Musique Numerique [Park the Van 2013

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Natalie MainesMother [Columbia 2013]

Willie NelsonLet’s Face the Music and Dance [Legacy 2013]

She & HimVolume 3 [Merge Records 2013]

Steven Martin & Edie Brickel Love Has Come For You [New Rounder 2013]

TrickyNothings Changed [False Idols 2013]

Mikey and Matty Harbor Island [Spark and Sine 2013]

Iggy & the StoogesReady to Die [Fat Possum 2013]

John Brown’s BodyKings and Queens [Easy Star 2013]

The Flaming Lips – The Terror [Warner Brothers 2013]

The Spin Doctors If the River Was Whiskey [Ruf Records 2013]

Various ArtistsMusic From Baz Luhrmann’s Film The Great Gatsby [Interscope 2013]

Top Ranking Albums of May 2013

The Top Albums of September 2009

The Top Albums of September 2009

The masterful singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie told stories with his music. He sang songs about the plight of immigrants, farmers, and workers. He told the story of America. He represented the common man. This new collection of Woody Guthrie music is superb. It contains everything from the well-known mainstream hits “This Land Is Your Land,” “Going Down The Road (I Ain’t Gonna Be Treated This Way),” and “Hard Ain’t It Hard” to some of  politically charged ballads like “Tear The Facists Down,” “You Gotta Go Down And Join The Union,” and “Jesus Christ.”

The legendary folk singer mastered the folk hero ballads like “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Stackolee,” “John Henry,” and “Harriet Tubman’s Ballad Part 1.” The collection contains fun classic folk songs “More Pretty Girls Than One,””Brown’s Ferry Blues,” and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” and captures the storytelling abilities of the man with tunes like “The Sinking Of The Reuben James.”

Furthermore Woody Guthrie had an extensive catalog with wonderful children songs like “My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky) and magnificent New Deal era tales of bringing power and jobs to the country in celebratory tales like “Grand Coulee Dam.” This is an  amazing collection with good quality sound. In this new era of economic hardships the sounds of the Great Depression and New Deal seem to be a perfect soundtrack for the “Hard Travelin’” ahead.

  1. Woody Guthrie My Dusty Road [Rounder 2009]
  2. PhishJoy [Jemp Records 2009]
  3. Soja – Born In Babylon [DMV Records]
  4. Willie Nelson American Classic [Blue Note 2009]
  5. Polvo – In Prism [Merge Records 2009]
  6. Casual Sax Baby I’m Black [Wonder Sound 2009]
  7. Pearl JamBackspacer [2009]
  8. A.A. Bondy – When The Devil’s Loose [Fat Possum Records 2009]
  9. Jay-ZThe Blueprint 3 [Roc Nation 2009]
  10. PitbullRebelution [Jive 2009]
  11. Rodrigo y Gabriella 11:11 [ATO Records 2009]
  12. John FogertyThe Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again [Verve Forecast 2009]
  13. Busy Signal Hott Ed [Greensleeves 2009]
  14. The Black Crowes Before The Frost…Until The Freeze [Silver Arrow Records 2009]
  15. Yonder Mountain String Band The Show [Frog Pad Records 2009]

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The Top Albums of September 2009