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Whispertown 2000's Top Ten of 2008

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Photo by Autumn De Wilde via Whispertown 2000'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.

Whispertown 2000

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Casey

1. BENJI HUGHES- A LOVE EXTREME
2. TOM WAITS- RAIN DOGS
3. MORRISSEY- YOUR ARSENAL
4. THE SMITHS- STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME
5. WOVEN HAND- TEN STONES
6. TOM WAITS-ORPHANS: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS, AND BASTARDS
7. MY MORNING JACKET- EVIL URGES
8. BOB DYLAN- NASHVILLE SKYLINE
9. CRASS- STATIONS OF THE CRASS
10. BLIND WILLIE MCTELL- THE CLASSIC YEARS (1927-1940)

Morgan

1. Jenny Lewis- Acid Tongue
2. Neva Dinova- You May Already Be Dreaming
3. Benji Hughes- A love Extreme
4. Gillian Welch- Time (The Revelater)
5. The Staples Singers- Hammers And Nails
6. M. Ward- Tranfiguration of Vincent
7. Tom Petty- Wild Flowers
8. The Black Lips- Good Bad Not Evil
9. The White Stripes- White Blood Cells
10. Paul Simon- Graceland

Whispertown 2000 - "Old Times"

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