4th Best Album of 2008, Calexico’s “Carried To Dust”

Only a band that could make The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton” sound like it was a  Louis L’Amour story about a shootout in Brixton, Arizona could put out a record like this.  Is Carried To Dust Joey Burns’ and John Convertino’s masterpiece?  Probably.  It might even be their breakthrough.  Dreamy, ambitious, shooting for the moon with a Winchester rifle, this one goes down like patent medicine with a 40 proof kick.  “Slowness,” should be on the juke box of every truckstop on Route 66, and “Two Silver Trees” glints with pure light and mystery.  We ride at dawn.

One Response to “4th Best Album of 2008, Calexico’s “Carried To Dust””

  1. I just wanted to say that I love your 2008 list. It’s so much better than all the other ones out there. Calexico’s album is one of my top favorites of this year too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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