Lonesome Onry and Mean: Now We Have Already Started Our 2010 Top 10 List
With all the pressure to list the Best Albums of 2009, Lonesome Onry and Mean is going to go ahead and leap forward and make a prediction about our Top 10 list for 2010. We've already received a number of advances for the coming year, and two have completely blown us away.
Irish accordion virtuoso Sharon Shannon's Saints & Scoundrels is a mesmerizing mish-mash of styles and lead vocalists that is as charming as a four-leaf shamrock. Shannon, who plays with the likes of Steve Earle and the Waterboys, modernizes traditional Irish music and grafts it most effectively to modern roots and pop forms. The effect is enthralling.
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