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Music 2008

I admit that I like to look over people’s year end music lists. I will often scour those critics I like the most for some missed gems. I almost always find somebody that I hadn’t heard before. So on the off chance that anyone cares. Here is my best of list for 2008. I compiled by first looking at what came out in 2008 and then by what I played the most. I didn’t do it by a straight play count because I wanted music that came out at the end of the year to have the same chance. Without further ado, here is my album and song list for 2008.

1) Amanda Palmer		Who Killed Amanda Palmer
2) Cold War Kids		Loyalty To Loyalty
3) The Ting Tings		We Started Nothing
4) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds	Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
5) Jenny Lewis			Acid Tongue
6) Vermillion Lies		What’s In The Box
7) The Knux			Remind Me In 3 Days
8) Mother Mother		O My Heart
9) TV On The Radio		Dear Science
10) Santogold			Santgold
11) Jared Mees & the Grown 	Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine,Children, Money
12) The Dresden Dolls		No, Virginia
13) Flight of the Conchords	Flight of the Conchords
14) The Cat Empire		So Many Nights
15) Firewater			The Golden Hour
16) Tilly and the Wall		o
17) Blitzen Trapper		Furr
18) Okkervil River		The Stand Ins
19) Los Campesinos!		We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
20) Wolf Parade			At Mount Zoomer

There were a bunch that I put on and took off but this is as close as I could come to my favorites of the year. The songs were even worse. I had a huge list and that would have been a terribly long blog entry. I narrowed down to the list below.

Top Songs in no particular order.

1) Something Is Not Right With Me	Cold War Kids

2) Guitar Hero			Amanda Palmer

3)That’s Not My Name		The Ting Tings

4) None Shall Pass			Aesop Rock

5) Night Reconnaissance		The Dresden Dolls

6) Borneo				Firewater

7) Hayloft				Mother Mother

8) Who Knows?			Dearly Beloved

9) California Dreamer		Wolf Parade

10) Fishies 			The Cat Empire

11) Lost Coastlines			Okkervil River

12) Swimming Pools			Thao

13) The Business			These United States

14) A Killing Machine		How I became The Bomb

15) Mr. Weatherman			Rebekah Higgs

16) She Comes			Vermillion Lies

17) Welcome To The Occupation	Cold War Kids

18) Runs In The Family		Amanda Palmer

19) Slabtown (Friday Night)		Jared Mees & the Grown Children

20) C’mon Baby Say Bang Bang	Jane Vain & The Dark Matter

21) Dancing Choose			TV On The Radio

22) L.E.S. Artistes			Santogold

23) The Beach			Dr. Dog

24) Pot Kettle Black		Tilly and the Wall

25) Does This Mean You’re Moving On	The Airborne Toxic Event

26) I’m Not Gonna Teach Your	Black Kids

Boyfriend How To Dance

27) Bus Bus				Amy Ray

28) Century Eyes			Shearwater

29) Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!		Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

30) We Are Beautiful, We 		Los Campesinos!

Are Doomed

31) The Next Messiah		Jenny Lewis

32) The Vowels, Pt. 2		Why?

33) Dying Is Fine			RA Ra Riot

34) The Age Of The Understatement	The Last Shadow Puppets

35) Bang! Bang!			The Knux

36) Strange Boy			Kerli

37) 2 O’Clock			Kaki King

38) How I Could Just Kill A Man	Charlotte Sometimes
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2 Responses to “Music 2008”

  1. Allie says:

    >I know none of those songs/artists! My Uncle is cooler than I am!! Miss you 🙂

  2. Sara! says:

    >I love that cd by amanda palmer you gave me, my favorite was ampersand, runs in the family, and astronaut(: & me and my friend gage love bang bang by the knux(:

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