Top 5 Thursday: Most Anticipated Releases of Early 2009

Thursday, as I am sure you know, has become a day of lists. Top 5’s realimages1ly. Scott Mullins and I get together on an idea and we come up with a list of artists who exemplify the idea and then present it to you as the shifts change at 2pm. Whether it be about artists that need to get back to their sonic roots or our top five protest songs, we have your Top 5. Granted, it’s just the opinion of  two self described “music heads,” but it’s always interesting…

This Thursday we looked at the upcoming year’s expected new releases and picked our most anticipated releases from artists we expect to have a breakout year, in either a commercial or artistic sense of the word ‘breakout.’ So without any further ado, here’s what we came up with.


N.A.S.A. “A Volta”: Spirit of Apollo (Feb. 17th)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit : self-titled (Feb. 17th)


The Black Lips “Short Fuse”: 200 Million Thousand (Feb. 24th)

Antony & The Johnsons : The Crying Light (Jan. 19th)


Lady Sovereign : Jigsaw (April 7th)

The Heartless Bastards  “The Mountain”: The Mountain (out now)


Bon Iver : Blood Bank EP (Jan. 27th)

Bruce Springsteen “My Lucky Day”: Working On A Dream


Asa “No One Knows”: Asa (Jan. 27th)

The Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: The Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Join Scott Mullins and I next Thursday for another Top 5 countdown as we present our top picks for artists whose solo careers seemed doomed at the start, but worked out anyway. If you are inspired, and have a Top 5 theme for us, send it our way, Be Heard!


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