Top 8 of '08w/ Bonus "Favorite Song From Album"*
1. Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst "Souled Out!!!"
2. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges "Evil Urges"
3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Real Emtional Trash "Hopscotch Willie"
4. Jenny Lewis, Acid Tongue "The Next Messiah"
5. The Black Keys, Attack & Release "I Got Mine"
6. White Rabbits, Fort Nightly* "The Plot"* Okay, so this came out in 2007. But I discovered it this year and it ruled a huge chunk of my 2008 so I'm doing this, okay?
7. TV On The Radio, Dear Science "Shout Me Out"
/ "Red Dress"
8. Beck, Modern Guilt "Modern Guilt"* It was really hard to not just pick the title track from most of these albums as best, because everyone did a bitchin' job of title tracks this year. Props.Top 8 Honorable Mentions of '08
1. Of Montreal, Skeletal Lamping "Women's Studies Victims"
2. Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Not Animal/Animal! "I Am A Lightening Rod"
/ "Broadripple is Burning"
3. Old 97's, Blame It On Gravity "Dance With Me"
4. Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs "Cath..."
5. Santogold, Santogold "You'll Find A Way"
6. The Faint, Faciinatiion "Machine in the Ghost"
7. The Dodos, Visiter "Joe's Waltz"
8. Langhorne Slim, Langhorne Slim & The War Eagles" "Rebel Side of Heaven"Other Favorite Songs of '08In no particular order, because I've grown weary of ranking. "You Don't Know Me"
// Ben Folds feat. Regina Speaktor "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?"
// She & Him
"Fresh Born" // Deerhoof"My Baby (Shoots Her Mouth Off)"
// Margot and the Nuclear So & So's"The Vowels Pt. 2"
// Why?"In The New Year"
// The Walkmen
[track artist=Tilly and the Wall]"Pot Kettle Black"[/track // Tilly and the Wall
[track artist=Brendan Canning]"Love Is New"[/track] // Brendan Canning
[track artist=Cold War Kids]"Something Is Not Right With Me"[/track] // Cold War Kids
[track artist=Conor Oberst]"Cape Canaveral" [/track]// Conor Oberst
[track artist=Death Cab for Cutie]"Bixby Canyon Bridge"[/track] // Death Cab for Cutie
[track artist=Fleet Foxes]"White Winter Hymnal"[/track] // Fleet Foxes*
[track artist=Jenny Lewis]"Jack Killed Mom"[/track] // Jenny Lewis
[track artist=Juliana Hatfield]"Now I'm Gone"[/track] // Juliana Hatfield
[track artist=Les Savvy Fav]"The Equestrian"[/track] // Les Savvy Fav
[track artist=The Magnetic Fields]"California Girls" [/track]// The Magnetic Fields
[track artist=Mates of State]"The Re-Arranger"[/track] // Mates of State
[track artist=Britney Spears]"Womanizer"[/track] // Britney Spears**
[track artist=My Morning Jacket]"Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2"[/track] // My Morning Jacket
[track artist=Santogold]"L.E.S. Artistes" [/track]// Santogold
[track artist=Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks]"Dragonfly Pie"[/track] // Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
[track artist=Mickey Avalon]"My Dick"[/track] // Mickey Avalon *Fuck Fleet Foxes. Seriously. But this song is great as toast.
** I'm getting more drunk as I make this list, but that doesn't make it any less true.
As I come to a close, I must address one thing: are we serious that Vampire Weekend came out in 2008? I could have sworn I've had it since fall of '07. As true as that may be, and as hip as I may be, alas, Amazon confirms this release. So I have to give props:Super Honorable Mention
Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
[track artist=Vampire Weekend]"Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" [/track]
Plus, fans yelled at Gov. Christine Gregoire to "take it off" as she introduced them at the [event=Capitol Hill Block Party 2008]Capitol Hill Block Party[/event]. Maybe the kids DO stand a chance.
2008 = great