Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Best of 2008

As crappy as we'll all probably remember 2008, a lot of good things happened not last of which was pulling our heads out of our asses and electing Barack Obama as our president. That alone is reason enough to believe 2009 will be better. There was also some killer good music in there. Below is a pretty solid little list of my favorites from the year. I didn't pick an overall favorite but those first three albums are pretty solid contenders. The songs, however, are just in alphabetical order but those David Byrne and Brain Eno songs are probably the best songs I've heard in a while.

"Everything that happens will happen today
and nothing has changed, but nothing's the same
and every tomorrow could be yesterday
and everything that happens will happen today."
- David Byrne

Happy New Year.

Albums of the Year

Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything that happens will happen today
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
She and Him - Volume One
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
TV on the Radio - Dear Science
The Walkmen - You & Me
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Dr. Dog - Fate
Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
Little Joy - Little Joy

Songs of the Year

You - Atmosphere
Modern Guilt - Beck
Timebomb - Beck
The Story I Heard - Blind Pilot
Something Is Not Right With Me - Cold War Kids
Life In Technicolor - Coldplay
Home - David Byrne and Brian Eno
Everything That Happens - David Byrne and Brian Eno
Life Is Long - David Byrne and Brian Eno
Strange Overtones - David Byrne and Brian Eno
Your New Twin Sized Bed - Death Cab For Cutie
WannaBe In L.A. - Eagles Of Death Metal
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
Place out on the ocean - Jamie Johnson
Tomato In The Rain - Kaiser Chiefs
Closer - Kings of Leon
Crawl - Kings of Leon
The List - The Knux
The Next Time Around - Little Joy
Time To Pretend - MGMT
Kids - MGMT
Alice - Moby
It Makes No Difference - My Morning Jacket
I'm Amazed - My Morning Jacket
Touch me I'm going to scream (part II) - My Morning Jacket
No Baby I - Old 97'S
Color Of A Lonely Heart Is Blue - Old 97'S
100 Yard Dash - Raphael Saadiq
Black/White - The Raveonettes
Aly, Walk With Me - The Raveonettes
Hallucinations - The Raveonettes
Lust - The Raveonettes
Dead Sound - The Raveonettes
Black Satin - The Raveonettes
With My Eyes Closed - The Raveonettes
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Shove It - Santogold
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? - She & Him
Halfway Home - TV on the Radio
Oxford Comma - Vampire Weekend
Love is Noise - The Verve
In the New Year - The Walkmen
Canadian Girl - The Walkmen
Dreams - Whiskeytown (Strangers Almanac reissue)
Luxury Liner - Whiskeytown (Strangers Almanac reissue)


Blogger minus five said...

dang. we need a mural like that in brooklyn.

thanks for the music list--i was getting desperate today and nearly downloaded all of clay aiken just to have something new to play.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

One of my resolutions is more music on here in 2009. I kinda stopped talking about it after I got the impression from Angie, etc. that I was so far behind in my taste that I might as well be recommending a little up-and-comer out of Dublin named U2.

So look for more to come.

1:51 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

don't listen to angie, she's still a recovering music snob. secretly she listens to clay aiken every day. and anyway, she's the worst blogger ever.

9:09 PM  
Blogger biggy said...

Like your list, but no Kanye? come on. Unsemirelated, have you ever listened to Grant Lee Buffalo? If not check out their Mighty Joe Moon cd. It's fantastic.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Dear Lazy Blogger,

Please entertain me.


11:34 AM  
Blogger ButtonHole said...

Dude. It's time. I'm sayin.

9:36 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

remember when barack obama got elected and you didn't write anything about it?

9:42 PM  

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