Monday, February 2, 2009


A month and a half since the posting of my Top Twenty Albums of 2008, I've yet to feel any sudden stings of regret. Sure, Hercules & Love Affair rushed out of the gate like a champion while Conor Oberst provided one of my absolute favourite tracks of the year..; still, 2008 is but a glimmer in my eye. Haven't thought about it, completely over it... almost.

The 2nd Annual SCQ's RIPPED OFF is my much-needed hammer to nail that year shut. At once a retrospective of my misfires as well as a memorial for neglected albums, RIPPED OFF 08 collects my favourite discoveries of last year that, due to their release date, couldn't qualify for year-end lists. My condolences, all.