Saturday, January 03, 2009

#9 Album of 2008 - Alejandro Escovedo's Real Animal

Each day we'll be profiling one of the Top 10 albums of 2008 at KXCI. We're up to #9 - Real Animal by Alejandro Escovedo.

This album is available for purchase at Amazon.com by following the link below; part of your purchase price is sent to KXCI to support our community radio station.

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KXCI Favorite Tracks:
#6 Sister Lost Soul
#7 Golden Bear
#13 Slow Down

"To call Alejandro Escovedo the godfather of modern country rock would sell him short. He fronted the influential twang-rock outfits Rank and File, and True Believers, but as a solo artist, he's transcended labels, and his latest is a chrome-bright autobiographical song cycle with flashbacks that roar into the present. Escovedo, who nearly died of hepatitis C in 2003, clearly believes in the life-giving powers of rock & roll, and Real Animal is one powerful sermon." - Rolling Stone review

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