Year-End Top 10 List: Randy Lewis - Los Angeles Times

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Throughout the week and holiday season, Pop & Hiss will be presenting various top 10 lists from its contributors. What follows are the favorite albums of the year from staffer Randy Lewis.

No. 6. John Hiatt, “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns” (New West). One of the esteemed singer-songwriter's strongest efforts in years, an examination of those things that really count in life once one learns how to move beyond the trivialities that so often consume us.No. 9. Steve Earle “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” (New West). Earle never lost his gift as a writer, but his voice had long been ravaged by the self-destructive path he has left behind as he has regained his career footing — and his expressive capabilities.

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