Music Reviews: New Albums, 2008

By Chris Moore:

I love to listen to new music. It has been a source of frustration for me for a long time that there is not a solid list easily available on the internet for new rock music. Yes, Rolling Stone offers music reviews for many new rock albums, but they also cover other genres. And they hardly ever seem to pay close enough attention to my favorite albums, just as they seem to pay too much attention to the new music I find less remarkable.

With this in mind, I hope that what follows will be a definitive list of new music albums from the songwriters I believe are worth your time. The songwriters I include on this list must have proven themselves in some manner, either by popularity or consistent quality of albums and new music. They must be songwriters who are concerned not only with making new music, but also good albums. This is not to say that all this new rock music will be excellent, and there may even be some albums that I have not enjoyed or, on rare occasion, not listened to yet. Please feel free to email me suggestions for albums to be included on this list.

New music reviews and Laptop Sessions are being added all the time, so please click on the “MUSIC REVIEW” and song title links wherever they appear!!


Barenaked Ladies Snacktime

Barenaked LadiesSnacktime

“7 8 9”



Beck - Modern Guilt

Beck – Modern Guilt

“Modern Guilt”




Bryan Adams - 11

Bryan Adams11

“I Ain’t Losin’ the Fight”



Coldplay - Viva La Vida

ColdplayViva La Vida


“Violet Hill”



Counting Crows - Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

Counting CrowsSaturday Nights and Sunday Mornings


“You Can’t Count on Me”



Elvis Costello - Momofuku

Elvis CostelloMomofuku



Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static

Jack JohnsonSleep Through the Static



Jakob Dylan - Seeing Things

Jakob DylanSeeing Things

“Something Good This Way Comes”



Jeff Copperthite - Greenlight

Jeff Copperthite – Greenlight

MUSIC REVIEWS: (Fusco)(Moore)

“Shadows of Your Dreams”
“What Not To Do”



John Mayer - Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles

John Mayer Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles




Jordan Zevon - Insides Out

Jordan Zevon Insides Out



Levon Helm - Dirt Farmer

Levon Helm Dirt Farmer



Masters of the Universe - Homestead’s Revenge

Masters of the UniverseHomestead’s Revenge

“Worlds Apart”
“These Streets”
“Evil Disappointment”
“Please Stay”
“Gonna Be There”




Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch


“Scare Easy”



Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark

Neil DiamondHome Before Dark



The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely



REM - Accelerate


“Living Well is the Best Revenge”



Relient K - The Bird and the Bee Sides

Relient K – The Bird and the Bee Sides



Ringo Starr - Liverpool 8

Ringo StarrLiverpool 8


“Liverpool 8”



Sheryl Crow - Detours

Sheryl CrowDetours





Weezer - Weezer (The Red Album)

WeezerWeezer (The Red Album)

“Thought I Knew”



Re-Issues: 2008

Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue

Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue

“You and I”


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