My Musical Year In Review, 2008 — 7 (Christmas Bonus Edition)

(Almost done. I got a lot of music this year.)This year, my sister and I didn't buy each other that many albums as Christmas gifts. We realized that some of the CDs we wanted were already owned by the other sibling, and that we'd be a lot better off just swapping music en masse. So when we met up at the family homestead, I brought my laptop, she brought a couple dozen of her favorite albums, we bought some blank CDs, and that was that. I had bits and pieces of a few of these albums (the Dylan, the Chicks), but for the most part they were all new to me. As such, I haven't even begun to process all the music she gave me apart from liking it as much as I figured I would. (I also think it's pretty clear from the release dates that she buys a lot more new music than I do, so I really won out. It's like I got great records from 2008 for free simply by waiting.) So here then is a list of the albums I ripped from her, and that I'm sure I'll be spinning throughout 2009: wrap-lynnelovin.jpg Shelby Lynne, Just a Little Lovin' (2008) wrap-raygrain.jpg Ray LaMontagne, Gossip in the Grain (2008) wrap-lucindahoney.jpg Lucinda Williams, Little Honey (2008) wrap-krausslive.jpg Alison Krauss and Union Station, Live (2002) wrap-blackanti.jpg Lewis Black, Anticipation (2008) wrap-fratstand.jpg The Fratellis, Here We Stand (2008) wrap-remaccel.jpg R.E.M., Accelerate (2008) wrap-wardwar.jpg M. Ward, Post-War (2006) wrap-milkplane.jpg Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998) wrap-shehim.jpg She & Him, Volume One (2008) wrap-dylantheft.jpg Bob Dylan, Love and Theft (2001) wrap-clinedef.jpg Patsy Cline, The Definitive Collection (2004) wrap-jacketurges.jpg My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges (2008) wrap-escovedoanimal.jpg Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal (2008) wrap-deathcabstairs.jpg Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs (2008) wrap-chicksspaces.jpg Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces (1998) wrap-chicksfly.jpg Dixie Chicks, Fly (1999) wrap-brucenebraska.jpg Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska (1982) wrap-cashhymn.jpg Johnny Cash, My Mother's Hymn Book (2004) wrap-kileylight.jpg Rilo Kiley, Under the Blacklight (2007) wrap-coldplayviva.jpg Coldplay, Viva La Vida (2008) wrap-killersday.jpg The Killers, Day and Age (2008)