And the hits just keep on coming, as we climb from 30 to 21. Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Elvis Costello, a couple of fine Canadian bands and…Neil Diamond? Say what? Yes, it’s true.
30. Why I Am–Dave Matthews Band (Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King)
While I have always like the DMB, I haven’t been this hooked on one of their tunes since What Would You Say.
29. Tears Dry On Their Own– Amy Winehouse (Back To Black)
Can she pull herself together long enough to release a third album? Only time will tell. I would love another album like this one.
28. Another Day (That Time Forgot)–Neil Diamond (Home Before Dark)
Neil goes back to basics, and releases one of the best albums of his entire career. With help from the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines, this one packs a punch.
27. The Road To Gila Bend–Los Lobos (The Town And The City)
In my book, these guys can do no wrong. 2010 will hopefully see a follow-up to this 2006 release and if we’re lucky, a tour. Check ’em out if you have the chance.
26. Tired of Waiting–The Trews (House of Ill Fame)
I love this album. The fact that they’re Canadian is a bonus.
25. No One –Alicia Keys (As I Am)
It’s the yearning in her voice. A killer single.
24. No Hiding Place–Elvis Costello (Momofuku)
He cranked this one out in just a few days. A gem of an album and highly recommended.
23. The Revolution Starts Now–Steve Earle (The Revolution Starts Now)
Remember how Elvis Costello was once labelled the Angry Young Man? Forget It. Steve has him beat by a mile. An amazing and passionate songwriter.
22. Think About It–Flight of the Conchords (Flight of the Conchords)
New Zealand’s gift to both music and comedy. Too bad there won’t be a third season of their HBO hit, so let’s hope there’s still more music to come. Band meeting, anyone?
21. Young Leaves–Attack In Black (Marriage)
Just a great sing-along. And the rest of the album is pretty good, too.