If you are in need of some last minute gift ideas, here are the two best albums of the year, hands down. First, The Sunlandic Twins by Of Montreal. It is dancable enough for the club, yet cerebral enough for the indie fan. Truly a great disc.
Second, Cold Roses by Ryan Adams. Adams has been considered alternative country, but this album moves him into new singer-songwriter territory. Hell, if my friend Erik Moeller and I both like it, you know it can appeal to everyone. It has swinging stuff, rocking stuff, mellow stuff and some great ballads.