Thursday, August 24, 2006

The 11 Best Saddle Creek Albums

NOTE: On Septemeber 1st, I will be permanently moving to: - mark it down...feed it...bookmark know the drill.

They say music repeats every 15 years. Well, in 1991, there was a label named Subpop and a band called Nirvana. Now in 2006...we have Saddle Creek posed to make the same historical leap. Most likely it will come for label darlings, Bright Eyes...but that won't happen until next summer. But this week, Cursive, also on Saddle Creek released one of the most complex albums of the year, Happy Hollow. An indie concept album, filled with tortured characters and a fanciful horn section that brings back memories of days when Morphine banged it up with the best of them. If you stumble upon this album (Buy here) you won't regret the purchase. Hopefully, if anything, it turns you onto the plethera of other talented artists on the Saddle Creek label all waiting for the rest of America to catch up with what us bloggers already know.

The 11 Best Saddle Creek Albums

1. Bright Eyes - LIFTED or The Story is in the Soil
2. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of all Things
3. Cursive - Happy Hollow
4. The Faint - Blank Wave Arcade
5. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake And It's Morning
6. Criteria - When We Break
7. Azure Ray - Hold On Love
8. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
9. The Good Life - Album of the Year
10. Son, Ambulance - Key
11. The Faint - Danse Macabre

See, what I mean...

1. Cursive - Nonsense MP3

1 comment:

Dora said...

This list freakin rocks. I've been a Cursive/Broken Spindles/The Faint fan for a long time now, but until reading this I never branched out further into Saddle Creek. Thanks!!