Saturday, January 17, 2009

Best of 2008 (Mix)

I'd like to make a little list of my favorite tracks of '08. You could look at these tracks and also maybe make the assumption that these are my favorite albums, you might be right but I dont want to confirm one way or the other.....See, I like to keep the readers guessing. It keeps them coming back to GBS, but thats blogging 101.

Time to get serious though, I shouldve posted this mix about 17 days ago but have been busy trying to feel out '09. Trying to just dip my toes in to see what the temparture is like, just a small sample of '09....a starter plate if you will before I take off the robe and jump right in. Well, so far i think its going to be a good lets all jump in the '09 pool. But first, before we take the plunge lets take a moment (or 53 minutes and 39 seconds) to listen to my favorite songs (maybe albums of '08) streaming in white box to the left. Oh, and if you really like how the list looks or sounds, I have a zip file i could send.....just lemme know.

Some of these are consitent with other "Best of lists" but i tried to choose my true favorites and leave it at that. Have fun and let me know what your favortite songs of '08 are. These are not ranked as favorites but in order of how i thought they sounded best.
1. Beck - Orphans, Modern Guit

2. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened, Microcastle

3. Department of Eagles - Teenagers, In Ear Park

4. Dr. Dog - My Friend, Fate

5. Blitzen Trapper - Sleeytime in the Western World, Furr

6. Ra Ra Riot - Oh La, The Rhumb Line

7. David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

8. TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose, Dear Science

9. MGMT - Electric Feel, Oracular Spectacular

10. The Sea and Cake - On a Letter, Car Alarm

11. Stereolab, Vally Hi!, Chemical Chords

12. The Helio Sequence - Back to This, Keep your Eyes Ahead

13. The Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal, Fleet Foxes

14. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Cold Son, Real Emotional Trash

15. White Denim- Sitting, Workout Holiday