Blitzen Trapper, out of Oregon had such a great album in 2008 that I feel particularly bad that I left it off my list, but as my Cousin Kevin said there could have been a lot of top 10 albums last year so take that! Anyway, this is a band that is destined to be great. They have this sound kinda like an acoustic version of the Shins. They are my band to watch in 2009. Hopefully, they’ll be in the greater Hollywood area.