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Darker My Love's Top Ten of 2008

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Picture via Darker My Love's Myspace

December is list-making season. And for us music journalists, it is a time to look back on scores of albums, reflect upon the music and recapitulate our favorites. But this year, just like the last, we took this opportunity to flip that tradition upside down, asking the artists that influenced us what influenced them. The prompt was not limited to albums that came out in 2008.

Darker My Love

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in no order...
Scott Walker / 3
Beau Brummels / Bradley's Barn
Kevin Ayers / Joy of a Toy
Rotary Connection / Aladdin
Deerhunter / Microcastles
Rolling Stones / Dirty Work
Beach House / Devotion
Giorgio / Son of My Father
Count Basie / Sing Along With Basie
Creedence Clearwater Revival / Cosmo's Factory

Darker My Love - "Pale Sun"

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This last year local psych rockers Darker My Love birthed their second full length, appropriately entitled 2.