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Flashback: Nippertown’s Top 10 Albums of 2008

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Before we announce our selections of the Top 10 locally produced albums of 2009 on Thursday, we’ll be taking a glance back at a few earlier years of the decade each day this week.

The Best Capital Region CDs of 2008

Ben Karis-Nix: We Are Giants Now

Ben Karis-Nix: We Are Giants Now

Ben Karis-Nix’s “We Are Giants Now” (Collar City): Classic pop hooks held together with skittering electro-beats and lush harmonies. Not to mention a hint of banjo and crickets. Lead-off track “Giants” is far and away the most memorable song of the year.

Katie Haverly’s “Around the Bend” (no label): Great, hook-filled folk-pop noir in the vein of Suzanne Vega and Aimee Mann. Intelligent, intimate and intense.

Bryan Thomas and the Buggy Jive’s “One Three Six Nine Lights” (WT3): Thomas kicks out the jams with his rockin’-est disc without sacrificing one single iota of wit and wordplay. Also this year’s winner of the Best Band Photo award.


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