We continue with our multi-part gift guide, running on Sundays throughout the holiday season! These are (mostly) albums we've reviewed here in the last year that would make great gifts for the music lover in your life (even if it's you!) We'll cover five each week, and you can't go wrong with any of these! As always, if you click on the artist/title, you'll be taken to the review of the album published previously on Wildy's World!
Hollyfelds are a band that in a perfect world would be huge. This album is a musician's dream, and Saratoga would make an outstanding stocking stuffer!
Kylie Edmond - Weak
Yes, it's just a 3-song EP, but you'd be amazed how much pop poignance can be sunk into three songs. Kylie Edmond is quickly building buzz in New York City, and don't be surprised if she makes the jump to national status within the next few years. In the mean time, this EP is a great introduction, and a must have for gift-givers.
Nate & Kate - Fame By Frame
A classic collection of Folk/Americana that will leave you awestruck. Nate Marshall is a songwriter to be reckoned with. With the right breaks he will leave his mark on the music business. He's not a bad juggler either. Your music fan will be very, very happy with this selection!
The Frantic - Audio & Murder
The Frantic are a post-punk rock outfit with pop leanings and tremendous song crafting ability. This is the perfect gift for your little rocker. Sharp, incisive lyrics, big guitar sound and a sense of humor to boot. A great gift!
Blue Rabbit - Separate
Baroque Rock at it's finest. Popular music with a classical feel. Orchestration includes cello and dulcimer, and three part harmonies that sound like angels from heaven. This is for the music fan who's heard everything. Show them they haven't. This might just be one of the best CDs of 2008.