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2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Jason Bracelin It's like Christmas in July, and Santa's here to pour a little sugar (and arsenic) in your ears. With the year half over, it's time to take stock of the best of albums of '08 thus far. Here are my current favorites: The Gutter Twins, "Saturnalia": A mix of bourbon and, well, lots more bourbon, this pairing of the dead-voiced Mark Lanegan and the whiskeyed come-ons of Greg Dulli is like a pox on sobriety. Two of rock's best, most distinctive vocalists hiss and moan...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'