Saturday, January 31, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Beautiful Song

I heard this for the first time yesterday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2008 Retrospective: 2008 Music.Part Two

Okay, I have finally compiled my year end music list:

I’m doing an album top 5 but I’m listing 3 albums at the number two spot, so it will actually end up being an 8 album list. The 3 albums in the number two spot were lumped together because they all were pretty much neck and neck in Itunes play counts. These high play counts were not so much due to personal listens as they were to work listens. When listening to music at work I have to take into consideration the musical tastes of my 5 daily co workers and these three albums were perfect for work because they are inoffensive, poppy with catchy hooks, they contained short songs, and most of all they are extremely re-listenable. My number one album was released as a demo in 2007 and was included on some 2007 lists, but its proper label release wasn’t until 2008, so since I’m not a record label A & R or a Pitchfork contributor I’m including it in my 08 list.

I’m also including a top 10 song list which I will bundle and upload as a rar file soon, maybe even tonight. A little treat for our 4 readers.

Chris’s Top 5 Albums of 2008:

1) Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

2a) Tokyo Police Club – Elephant

2b) Vampire Weekend – Self Titled

2c) Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow and Blue

3) Tv On The Radio – Dear Science,

4) Wolf Parade - At Mt. Zoomer

5) The Teenagers – Reality Check

Chris’s Top 10 Songs of 2008:

(I’m not including any songs from my top 8 albums for the sake of variety)

1) MGMT – Kids

2) Atmosphere – Puppets

3) Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines

4) Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

5) Wale – The Perfect Plan

6) Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You

7) Invincible – Shapeshifters

8) Destroyer – Shooting Rockets (From the Desk of Nights Ape)

9) Ghostland Observatory – The Band Marches On

10) Black Milk – The Matrix


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2008 Retrospective: 2008 Music.Part One

Carli just took credit for one of my favorite 08 hip hop finds. I guess I should get some of my picks for 2008 online before she takes credit for all my internet digging.

The songs that almost made my top ten:

Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance (this version in particular)

Coldplay - Lovers in Japan and Strawberry Swing

White Denim - Heart From All of Us (although these two are also amazing)

Q-Tip - Gettin Up (closest thing we'll get to new ATCQ)

Invincible - Shapeshifters (female MC out of Detroit)

The Dodos - Fools

Ghosthustler - Busy, Busy, Busy

Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper

Library Voices - Step Off The Map and Float

Britney - Womanizer

T.I. - Live Your Life

Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened


Sunday, November 30, 2008

2008 Retrospective: Non 08 Music.Part One

This post is dedicated to some of the music I first started listening to this year although some of the songs and albums are over 40 years old.
Below is a list of my favorite non 08 albums followed by my non 08 individual songs list.


1) Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
This became one of my all time favorites this year.

2) Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (NY sessions) and Freewheelin
I finally gave Dylan a chance this year. I'm an idiot for not doing so earlier.

3) Tokyo Police Club - Lesson in Crime

4) Constantines - Shine a Light

5) Matt and Kim - Self Titled


1) Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy

2) Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (NY sessions)

3) Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice Its Alright

4) Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun

5) Constantines - Hotline Operator
From their album Tournament of Hearts