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    Thursday, January 01, 2009

    The Time Machine's Most Played Albums Of 2008




    It's the first day of 2009 and we decided to look back at our most played albums on the air for 2008. Everyone argued over a top ten or one hundred list because there were so many choices. We decided that instead of bickering over different music choices (and trust us...this is what we love to do...bicker about movies and music), we would present to you our most played albums on the air last year. This way there was no wiggle room for critical favorites. The funny part was that after the list was completed, everyone gathered around, smiled and agreed that these albums did fill our hearts and souls musically and that's all that matters in the end.





    Mike Viola's album "Lurch" from 2007 along with "She's About To Cross My Mind" from The Red Button, Ken Sharp's "Sonic Crayons" and Mandy Moore's "Wild Hope" from the same year continued with heavy spins into 2008. Still rolling along after over two years in heavy rotation was 2006's "Under The Covers Vol. 1" from Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs which continued to get massive airplay into 2008.












    In our earlier post about The Bangles being the most played group for the last twenty-five years, it's interesting to note that our most played artist the last five plus years has been singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata (who coincidently appeared on the Little Monsters 2006 release "All Together Now" performing "Here Comes The Sun" while the Bangles brought their take on the other Beatles classic "Good Day Sunshine") and if she had not released her double album this past year, the top spot would have gone to Kelly Jones and her third album "SheBANG!", which with it's Bangles' like charm, came out of nowhere and dominated the FM dial since the fall.





    Erin McCarly's album "Love, Save The Empty" was released officially on December 30th, 2008 which arrived too late for us to give it a shot at airplay so we look forward to her music throughout this upcoming year as we do Bree Sharp's band project with Donnie D called Beautiful Small Machines that we really relished playing on the air during the final weeks of December.




    The albums below are actual titles that were released in 2008 that dominated our playlists.






    A large number of spins for seventy albums in no particular ranking outside of the first choice.




    Let's kick it off with the most played album hands down over any other this past year on "The Time Machine"...



    ELEPHANTS...TEETH SINKING INTO HEART
    - Rachael Yamagata





    SHEBANG!
    - Kelly Jones





    HARPS AND ANGELS
    - Randy Newman





    BRING ON THE HAPPY
    - Rob Bonfiglio





    SHE & HIM - VOLUME ONE
    - She and Him





    IT’S OKAY TO BE HAPPY
    - Smith and Pyle





    AQUAVIA
    - The Major Labels





    MEET GLEN CAMPBELL
    - Glen Campbell





    VENUS IN OVERDRIVE
    - Rick Springfield





    CAMP LISA
    - Lisa Loeb





    BREAK UP THE CONCRETE
    - The Pretenders





    ...IS HOT AND BOTHERED
    - Lucy Woodward





    MISADVENTURES IN STEREO
    - Jim Boggia





    UNDER THE RADAR
    - The Goldbergs





    WISELY
    - Willie Wisely





    GIFT OF SCREWS
    - Lindsey Buckingham





    ACID TONGUE
    - Jenny Lewis





    THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
    - Arden Kaywin





    MUDCRUTCH
    - Mudcrutch





    SYCAMORE MEADOWS
    - Butch Walker





    RESTLESS
    - The Smith Bros.





    FREEDOM WIND
    - The Explorers Club





    RIDIN’ THE WAVE
    - Laurie Biagini





    BEYOND THE SHORES
    - Micah Wolf





    THE ORCHID HIGHWAY
    - The Orchid Highway





    @#%&*! SMILERS
    - Aimee Mann





    JIGSAW DAYS
    - The Well Wishers





    SLOW & STEADY SEDUCTION: PHASE II
    - Anya Marina





    ALTERED STATES
    - Robin Danar





    FROM THE SUN
    - Vonda Shepard





    THE WORLD FAMOUS HAT TRICK
    - Vibeke Saugestad





    GOOD DAY
    - Priscilla Ahn





    MANTRA
    - Sheri Miller





    WAVES & THE BOTH OF US
    - Charlotte Sometimes





    HEADING NORTH FOR THE WINTER
    - The Wellingtons





    OPAL ESSENCE
    - Lindsey Yung





    NIGHTMARE @ 20,000 WATTS
    - Jaimie Vernon





    GIRLS ALIENS FOOD
    - The Simple Carnival





    MODULATIONS
    - Chewy Marble





    SIMPLE TIMES
    - Joshua Radin





    POSTSCRIPT
    - Jeff Litman





    SLEEP IN THE KNOWING
    - Cate Kanell





    SUNSHINE LIES
    - Matthew Sweet





    NEW DOG - NEW TRICKS
    - Michael Carpenter & The Cuban Heels





    VAGABONDS
    - Gary Louris





    STRONGER
    - Carlene Carter





    CHAMELEON
    - Victoria Vox





    MELODY
    - Sharleen Spiteri





    RATTLIN’ BONES
    - Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson





    ELEVEN MODERN ANTIQUES
    - Pugwash





    PARALLEL PLAY
    - Sloan





    LITTLE HONEY
    - Lucinda Williams





    HIDEAWAY
    - The Weepies





    THE LONG NOW
    - Cliff Hillis





    EGG SHELLS
    - Stratocruiser





    MEIKO
    - Meiko





    LIMITS OF THE SKY
    - The Bridges





    JUST A LITTLE
    - Shelby Lynne





    …AND THEN SOME
    - Luke Jackson





    FULL/FILLED
    - Poplord





    FLAVORS OF ENTANGLEMENT
    - Alanis Morissette





    GOD IF I SAW HER NOW
    - Thom Hell





    GET FREE
    - Devi





    CURIOUSER
    - Kate Miller-Heidke





    HELLO...X
    - Tristan Prettyman





    MOPPING UP KARMA
    - Judith Owen





    THE JOURNEY TO MIRACLE RIVER
    - Amy Holland





    CAUSE AND EFFECT
    - Maria Mena





    ENCOMIUM IN MEMORIAM VOL.1
    JAN BERRY OF JAN & DEAN
    - Cameron Michael Parkes and Mark A. Moore





    HOW TO WALK AWAY
    - Juliana Hatfield





    WEAPONIZE
    - Kay Hanley





    STILL BURNIN'
    - Batdorf and Rodney





    AN INVITATION
    - Inara George with Van Dyke Parks





    YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER
    - Jeremy





    BE OKAY
    - Ingrid Michaelson





    WE SING, WE DANCE, WE STEAL THINGS
    - Jason Mraz





    BIRD'S EYE VIEW
    - Amy Kuney





    SAY!
    - SKooBER





    ROBOTS IN LOVE
    - Beautiful Small Machines





    THAT LUCKY OLD SUN
    - Brian Wilson








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