Annual Music Show

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2008 has been a great year in music, and Vermont Edition’s Annual Music Show is a chance to share your favorites with other VPR listeners. Jane Lindholm and Bob Kinzel co-host our annual audio tour of great tunes, noteworthy artists and albums that deserve a second, third, fifteenth listen.


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Jane’s Music Picks 2008:

Artist: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Album: Cardinology
Top Song: Fix It

Artist: Bon Iver
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
Top Song: Skinny Love

Album: Vampire Weekend
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Top Song: Oxford Comma

Album: Hercules and Love Affair
Artist: Hercules and Love Affair
Song: Time Will

Jane’s Best BOX SET:
Album: Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia (Box Set)
Artists: Various
Top Song: Me and Mrs. Jones

Jane’s Favorite Stand-along songs

Artist: Kate Nash
Album: Made of Bricks
Song: Foundations

Artist: The Submarines
Album: You Me and the Bourgeoisie
Song: You Me and the Bourgeoisie

Artist: Big Blue Ball
Album: Big Blue Ball
Song: Whole Thing

Bob’s List

Artist: Mudcrutch
Album: Mudcrutch

Artist: Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Album: Rattlin’ Bones

Artist: The Felice Brothers
Album: The Felice Brothers
Song: Frankie’s Gun

Artist: John Mayer
Album: Where the Light Is (live)

John Dillon Pick

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Tell Tale Signs
Song: Mississippi  

Brian Jones Pick

Artist: Santogold
Album: Santogold
Song: Lights Out  

Michelle Jeffrey Pick

Artist: Red Hot Juba
Album: Red Hot Juba
Song: "Green Mountain Blues" and "Bubbles in my Brain."

Brent Hallenbech Album Picks

Album: Low Red End

Artist: THE FARM
Album: The Cave

Album: The Coolest Thing About Love

Album: So Beautiful, So Blue

Album: I Rode the Ty  

Listener Suggestions

Charlie Haden Family and Friends "Rambling Boy"
Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer"
McCoy Tyner "Guitars Disc 1"
Guns N’ Roses "Chinese Democracy"
Medeski, Martin, and Wood "Let’s Go Everywhere" A great childrens album

Ted, Burlington

I have a great VT band I wanted to mention as they put out an album
this year…and I thought of them when I was listening to VT Edition two
seconds ago. They’re called "In this century" and their album is self titled
"In this century", samples can be found at My personal fav is "Dead Mans Whiskey".

Andy, Waterville

Caller Suggestions

Artist: The Raconteurs
Album: Consolers Of The Lonely

Morgan, Norwich

Artist: Pictures & Sound
Album: Pictures & Sound
Song: Every War

John, Middlebury

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Magic
Song: Long Walk Home

Peter, Underhill

Artist: Fleet Foxes
Album: Fleet Foxes
Song: White Winter Hymnal

Carl, In Transit

Artist: Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Album: All the Love You Need
Song: Blue Sky

Carol, North Hero

Artist: Levon Helm
Album: Dirt Farmer
Song: Poor Old Dirt Farmer

Pete, Wolcott

Artist: Asylum Street Spankers
Album: What, And Give Up Show Business?

Brian, Bakersfield

Artist: Eagles
Album: Long Road Out Of Eden
Song: I Dreamed There Was No War


Artist: Willy Porter
Album: Available Light
Song: Available Light

Robin, Woodstock

Artist: Ragman Son Review
Song: It’s Too Late

Paul, Westminster

Artist: Avett Brothers
Album: Second Gleam
Song: Murder in the City

Kris, Montpelier

Artist: The Felice Brothers
Album: the Felice Brothers
Song: Frankie’s Gun

Jared, Richmond




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