Monday, January 03, 2011

DBT Week(s) in Review - 1/3/11


Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2010 : NPR

The 11 Top Albums for 2010 - MJwycha - Open Salon

No Expiration - a blog about timeless music: BEST OF 2010 - #1! - THE DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS "THE BIG TO-DO"

SOMETHING ELSE!: The Best of 2010, Part 1: The Mainstream

Three Dimes Down • View topic - The Night Before Christmas

'Drive-By Truckers' on roll for show | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/31/2010

No Expiration - a blog about timeless music: THE DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS AT BKLYN BOWL - LET THERE BE ROCK!:
"I have seen the present of rock and roll, and it is The Drive-By Truckers. I'm not even kidding. They're not punk, metal, 'alternative,' 'indie' or anything else. They are rock and roll. There aren't too many bands like that today."

No Depression Readers Poll and Featured Bloggers' Favorite Albums of 2010 - Americana and roots music - No Depression:
"From those entries, we compiled a giant masterlist and plugged the top 100-or-so most-listed albums into a polling widget. As it turned out, the widget was imperfect - it only allowed one vote at a time, and raised some questions about voting consistency and the widget's reliability. Some members of this community noted the widget seemed to be getting 'stuffed' by fans of artists who encouraged their Facebook friends and Twitter followers to vote for their album. While this struck us as frustrating at first, we figured we may as well throw those gates open and make it a free-for-all. In an effort to see what would happen if many of the artists listed in that Top 100 (or so) list leveraged their fanbases, Kyla sent emails to the management and labels of as many artists for whom she had contacts, encouraging them to also post a link on Facebook and Twitter. Some of them joined in the fun, others didn't. In the end, the results of that round of polling seemed to more adequately reflect the ability and interest of several artists to leverage their social media presence and ignite the enthusiasm of their fans."

11 Picks For Early 2011 - Americana and roots music - No Depression:
"Drive By Truckers: Go Go Boots. On the heels, literally of The Big To-Do, The Truckers are kicking of 2011 with a bang. They are returning with a new album, a band documentary called The Secret To A Happy Ending, and embarking on an upcoming tour. Go Go Boots has been described as a 'country meets rhythm and blues' kind of album. Check out Bettye LaVette's excellent Scene Of The Crime, which featured the Truckers as LaVette's backing band, and you'll get an idea of where this is going. (2/15/2011)"



Jason Isbell - Drivin N Cryin


Vic Chesnutt

Remembering Vic from scott stuckey on Vimeo.


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And I don't care what you say, this is the jam:



S. Victor Aaron said...

Appreciate the link! "The Big To-Do" is the DBTs at their best.

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AAW said...

My pleasure, Pico. Thanks for digging DBT.