Stephen King writes:
That famous philosopher (and banjo picker) Steve Martin once said, ”Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” I couldn’t agree more. Of all the things I write about for EW, pop music’s the hardest, because a columnist doesn’t get paid for saying, ”I dunno, I just like it.” But can I really explain why I love ”I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry and would be delighted never to hear Taylor Swift’s ”You’re Not Sorry” again? No. All I can say is that I find ”the taste of her cherry ChapStick” in ”Girl” entrancingly sexy, while everything about ”You’re Not Sorry”… makes me sorry. So pardon me if I sound inarticulate in what follows. It’s my list of the best music I heard this year, the stuff that hit my sweet spot. If you disagree, it’s because you dance to different architecture.
HERE are his top 10 album picks for 2008. (From Entertainment Weekly)