That's right, this is the part where I list the best and worst of 2008 and all that kind of stuff.
Best Fall Album of 2008:
Imperial Wax Solvent.
There, that's it, I really can't be doing with any more.
Mind you, back to the first category, my other favourite Fall album of the year was Dragnet. Ok - strictly speaking, the year in question was 1979, I'll grant you that - but I bought it this summer and have played it almost as often as this year's winner.
My other main reflection on 2008 is that, regardless of all else that has been going on (and is currently going on) in the world, it has been 12 months which have greatly surpassed all expectations for me on a personal level. Maybe that's because really I didn't have any expectations at the outset, but I think that says a lot in itself. Whatever ups and downs there have been, it's felt like I'm heading in a better direction.
However, neither do I have any real expectations as regards 2009.
A new Fall album would be nice.