Gigantic Best-of-2008 Music Blog


Dic 7 2008, 23:04

Normally I just post a "Best Albums of 200x" list each year, but this year I'm expanding. Why? I listen to a lot of music and I like it, that's why. Here's my run-down on my top album picks, top track choices, best live shows and biggest album disappointments. If you want more best-of-2008 list madness, I would recommend checking out Gorilla vs. Bear's Top Albums of 2008 and their list of favorite tracks - they include plenty of free MP3 downloads. Post your responses too!

Top 10 Albums of 2008
10. The Roots - Rising Down
09. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
08. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
07. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
06. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
05. Santogold - Santogold
04. Portishead - Third
03. Madlib - Beat Konducta 5: The Dil Cosby Suite
02. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
01. The Kills - Midnight Boom

Top 20 Tracks of 2008
a.k.a Your New 2008 Best-Of Mix
Be Your Own Pet - "Zombie Graveyard Party"
Beck - "Volcano"
The Black Keys - "Remember When (Side B)"
Bon Iver - "Skinny Love"
Department of Eagles - "No One Does It Like You"
Elbow - "Grounds For Divorce"
Fleet Foxes - "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
Frightened Rabbit - "The Modern Leper"
Gnarls Barkley - "Going On"
The Kills - "Last Day of Magic"
Madlib - "Antehangin"
MGMT - "Kids"
My Morning Jacket - "Librarian"
Plants and Animals - "Feedback in the Field"
Portishead - "Nylon Smile"
The Roots - "75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)"
Santogold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
TV on the Radio - "Love Dog"
White Denim - "Sitting"
Wolf Parade - "Call It A Ritual"

Note: The worst song of 2008 goes to Chairlift for "Evident Utensil".

Best Live Shows of 2008
A Place to Bury Strangers + Sian Alice Group @ The Waiting Room
Black Lips + Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ The Waiting Room
Neko Case + Giant Sand @ The Slowdown
Wolf Parade + Listening Party @ The Slowdown
Man Man + Yeasayer @ The Slowdown

Biggest Album Disappointments of 2008
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Animal/Not Animal
Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins
Tapes 'n Tapes - Walk It Off
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell


  • airfigaro

    Thanks for posting a best of list! I linked it to my journal.

    Dic 8 2008, 3:27
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