Today brings our forth installment of the Top 25 CDs reviewed by Wildy's World in the first half of 2008. The excitement builds as we get closer to #1. Who will it be? Stay tuned!
Today we're picking up with #10 and counting down to #6. So without further ado...
Katie Haverly - Around The Bend
"Around The Bend is the sort of musical Watershed moment that tells you whether an artist has long-term staying power. I’ve seen the future, and it’s very bright for Katie Haverly."
SPiN - Spin EP
"You can not listen to this disc without be-bopping along, unless you’re clinically deceased. And I wouldn’t make any arguments against SPiN in that case, either."
Gena Perala - This Ain't Pretty
"I believe that Gena Perala is the sort of distinctive voice that only comes around every 10 years or so. She bears the linguistic gravitas of a Bruce Cockburn or a Canadian Springsteen. She bears hearing..."
Mindwalk Blvd - Paint The Seconds
"What's most interesting about Mindwalk Blvd is that if you listen closely to the song composition, the music is extremely complex and interesting. Despite all of the amplifier fire here, I would not be surprised to learn that one or more members are classically trained musicians with significant music theory knowledge. This is a musician's album above all things, but is accessible to all."
Julie McKee - What A Woman Shouldn't Do
"This is a gem. I don’t throw around the “Desert Island Disc” label very often, but it applies here. If you had to be stuck on an island for the rest of your life and could have only 5 CDs with you, What A Woman Shouldn’t Do would be a must."