Friday, December 5, 2008

2008: My favorite year of music

I've been working in this for a while. I wanted it to be MY list. Just remeber I'm no music critic, so here it is: My favorite albums of 2008

  1. Eels: Useless Trinkets –There are over 50 rare or never released songs on this album. I don’t think I need to write anything else
  2. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes – I had a chance to see them live in October, amazing experience. There’s not a bad song on the album
  3. Okkervil River: The Stand-Ins –What a great album. I think that Will Sheff is one of the best song writers around.
  4. Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust- I had a chance to see them live this year and didn't go. It was a huge mistake. This album is very differnt from their pervious albums, in a good way.
  5. She & Him: Volume One – This was my favorite surprise of 2008.
  6. Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off The Lavender Bridge– One of my most listened to albums of the year.
  7. Drew Danburry: This Could Mean Trouble, You Don't Speak For The Club- I’d been waiting a really long time for this one and it did not disappoint
  8. Connor Oberst: Connor Oberst – Good bye Bright Eyes. Some of his best song writing
  9. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago- Skinny Love isn't the only good song. I love its stripped down sound.
  10. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend - Some of my friends will not agree with me on this one, but I really don’t care. It’s a really fun album from start to finish. It was new and fresh.
  11. Nada Surf: Lucky – A really good and catchy pop album
  12. Little Joy: Litte Joy- I actually just found this album a few days ago. I really love the old time sound.
  13. Jolie Holland: The Living and The Dead –When I heard ‘Springtime Can Kill You’ I fell in love. In my opinion this album is a lot stronger.
  14. Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue – I’ve talked to people that love this album and people that hate it. I personally really like it. Every song is a well told story.
  15. Blind Pilot: 3 Rounds and a Sound- One of tracks on the album was the free download of the week on iTunes. i listened to it and loved. The whole album is great.
  16. Apollo Sunshine: Shall Upon Noise – This album is crazy. It’s really diverse; every song is completely different from the other
  17. Tilly and The Wall: o- I was really excited for this album, becuas I didn't know what they could do different with their music. They did change their sound for most of this album. Their are some really angry songs on here especially the last track. Don't F around with Tilly.
  18. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals: Cardinology – It’s Ryan Adams, so of coarse I like it. It’s not as solid as some of his previous albums but nonetheless a good album. The more I listen the more I get it. He’s always going to be my favorite.
  19. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Perishing- It was a good soundtrack to the summer.
  20. Weezer: Red Album- The first six songs are really solid. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived is such a good song. Many will disagree that I even put this on the list, but common it's most definitly their best work since Pinkerton.
  21. Deathcab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs- I really like this album. It's didn't have songs like 'I'll follow you into the dark' or 'Lack of Color', but it was still a good album. There are some really good songs.

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