Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The 100 Best Songs Of 2008

(more links to be added...)

"Gobbledigook" by Sigur Rós*
Maybe it was the surprise of hearing a new sound from a band whose MO we’ve grown so accustomed to. Maybe it was the beautiful hedonistic
music video that promised a perfectly released naked utopia. Maybe it’s the nonsensical lyrics that in a year of the highest hopes and lowest uncertainties can be sung with out any emotional baggage. Whatever the reason Goggledigook was my favorite song of the year and for the same reason the song doesn’t make any sense it makes perfect sense for all those maybes and more.

2.White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes.
Our grandchildren will still love this song as much as we do.

Ready for the Floor by Hot Chip.
Furr by Blitzen Trapper*
5. M79 by Vampire Weekend
Collapsing at Your Doorstep by Air France**
Lost Coastline by Okkervil River**
Time To Pretend by MGMT.
9.Constructive Summer by The Hold Steady*
10. Blind by Hercules and Love Affair
11. In the Night by Basia Bulat.
12. Everything is Borrowed by The Streets**
13. Can You Tell by Ra Ra Riot*
14. Eraser by No Age
15. That’s Not My Name by the Ting Tings.
16. Palmitos Park by El Guincho.
17. Sitting by White Denim
18. Buriedfed by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson 
19. Hearts On Fire by Cut Copy
20. L.E.S. Artistes by Santogold
21. Gallery Piece by Of Montreal*
22. Another Day by Jamie Lidell
23. Time Outside The Womb by Titus Andronicus
24. "No One Does It Like You" by Department Of Eagles
25. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him
26. The Rabbit, The Bat, And The Reindeer by Dr. Dog
27. Divine by Sébastien Tellier
28. Said So What by French Kicks
29. South of France by Harlem
30. Paranoid (Ft. Mr. Hudson) by Kanye West
31. Another World by Antony & The Johnsons
32. Graveyard Girl by M83
33. Soul On Fire by Spiritualized
34. On The Death Of The Waters by Shearwater
35. No One's Better Sake by Little Joy
36. Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon**
37. Gamma Ray by Beck**
38. Dancing Choose by TV On The Radio
39. Strange Times by The Black Keys
40. The Richest Kids by This Is Ivy League
41. D.A.R.L.I.N.G by Beach House
42. Overtones by David Byrne and Brian Eno
43. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
44. Cheap and Cheerful by The Kills
45. Mr. Carter (Feat. .Jay-Z) by Lil Wayne
46. Evil Urges by My Morning Jacket
47. Cobwebs by Cardinology Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
48. Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS Health) by Crystal Castles
49. American Boy (Ft. Kanye West) by Estelle
50. Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping by Grouper
51. Grounds For Divorce by Elbow
52. Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event
53. Un Día by Juana Molina
54. 5 Years Time by Noah & The Whale
55. Something Is Not Right With Me by Cold War Kids
56. Oh, Mojave by The Ruby Suns
57. Mercy by Duffy
58. Everyone Nose by N.E.R.D
59. Transformer by Marnie Stern
60. Right and Wrong byThe Muslims
61. Always Wanting More by Jay Reatard
62. O New England by The Decemberists
63. What Up Man by The Cool Kids
64. Foam Hands by Destroyer
65. You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
66. St. Petersburg by Brazilian Girls
67. Creeper by Islands
68. Gloomy Planets by The Notwist
69. Black and Gold by Sam Sparro
70. Becky by Be Your Own Pet
71. Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club
72. Big Ideas by LCD Soundsystem
73. Tear Down the House by The Avett Brothers
74. Troublemaker by Weezer
75. The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
76. Easy Does It by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
77. Mirando by Ratatat
78. Two Silver Trees by Calexico
79. Cape Canaveral by Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
80. Drop-out by Times New Viking
81. Call It A Ritual by Wolf Parade
82. Carpetbaggers by Jenny Lewis
83. Jigsaw by Mates of State
84. The Twist by Frightened Rabbit
85. Majesty by The Music Tapes
86. Water Curses by Animal Collective
87. California Girls by The Magnetic Fields
88. Salute Your Solution by The Raconteurs
89. Going On by Gnarls Barkley
90. Who's In Your Dreams by Strawberry Whiplash
91. History by Jay-Z
92. The Butcher by Final Fantasy
93. You Me and the Bourgeoisie by The Submarines
94. In The Heat Of The Morning by The Last Shadow Puppets
95. Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats by Los Campesinos!
96. Young Love (feat Laura Marling) by Mystery Jets
97. Beat Control by Tilly & The Wall
98. The Hollows by Why?
99. Wishing Well by Love Is All
100. The Rip by Portishead

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m said...

i'm reeeally into your photoshop work. nice.

Meredith said...

I second that. Your visual/musical tastes are impeccable, as usual.