My 50 Favorite Albums of 2008: #41

Number 41

Listening to Jason Collett’s latest, I knew that it didn’t match the front-to-back, impressive set that was his Motor Motel Love Songs, but there are plenty of individual tracks on Here’s To Being Here that make it a worthwhile entry on this list. I’ll never forget the initial impact that “Sorry Lori”, track number two on the record, had on me; because I still tap my toes to it with the same enthusiasm (if not more) when I pop it in to this day, roughly a hundred listens later. There is a healthy mixture of both upbeat and mellow numbers throughout this album, which continues a stapled trend that’s been set in place over the course of his four solo outings. Besides the undeniably charming high-point that is “Sorry Lori”, the album’s other gems are “Somehow” and “Through the Night These Days”, among a couple others. Collett has definitely established himself as a consistently good singer/songwriter, even apart from his friends in Broken Social Scene, and it’s probably only a matter of time before he unveils a career-crowning masterwork.

1.Roll On Oblivion
2.Sorry Lori
3.Out of Time
4.Papercut Hearts
5.Henry’s Song
6.Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
7.No Redemption Song
8.Through the Night These Days
9.Nothing To Lose
10.Not Over You
12.Waiting For the World


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