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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2008, 07:00:56 PM »
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Republic of Loose are fantastic.... kind of funk/soul/fantastic/indie/pop.

Monkey is damon albarn from blur's latest venture. Its a kind of rock opera he's doing in the uk at the moment i think.

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2008, 09:11:24 PM »
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Awesome. I'll check them out. I'm not a fan of Albarn, but a rock opera sounds interesting.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2008, 09:17:28 PM »
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the mighty underdogs - droppin science fiction


devotchka - a mad and faithful telling


dr. dog - fate


tilly and the wall - o

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2008, 12:02:03 AM »
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The Devotchka cover has a Plainview gesture as the cover.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2008, 02:58:57 AM »
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best album of 2008:

remember remember - s/t

followed by (in no order):


mogwai - mogwai young team (reissue)

kleerup - s/t

mogwai - the hawk is howling

mgmt - oracular spectacular

the cure - 4:13 dream

coldplay - viva la vida or death and all his friends

various artists - andra sjunger olle ljungström

glasvegas - s/t

glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)

stinkers of 2008:

guns n roses - chinese democracy

the verve - forth

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2008, 11:18:09 AM »
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Top 15 (top 10 was too restricting)

15

Vampire Weekend - S/T

14

White Denim - Workout Holiday

13

Van She - V

12

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

11

Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

10

Booka Shade - The Sun & The Neon Light

9

Why? - Alopecia

8

Diplo + Santogold - Top Ranking

7

Kanye West - 808's & Heatbreak

6

T.I. - Paper Trail

5

Quiet Village - Silent Movie

4

Air France - No Way Down

3

Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

2

Crsytal Castles - S/T

and #1 with a harmonious and lulling bullet....

M83 - Saturdays=Youth

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2008, 03:17:46 PM »
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Uh Air France - No Way Down I forgot about that one!

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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2008, 12:08:26 PM »
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I'm forgetting so much.

10.
Harlem - Free Drugs

Garage rock, punk, noise, it's got it all. I love it.

9.
Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life

One of the funnest albums I've heard in awhile. The vocals get on my nerves, but the music is so much fun that I can't help but love it. I'll be seeing them in February. Can't wait.

8.
No Age - Nouns

It's gritty and underproduced and that's what makes it so great. Sometimes, less is more. Or better. I don't know. I think I screwed that up. You know what I mean.

7.
Beach House - Devotion

Like being in a dream. I've listened to this album so much, but I can't recall any lyrics mainly because it's the perfect "background" album. Something to put on while you're doing something else.

6.
Portishead - Third

I had been waiting for this album for YEARS (check my clamoring since 2003 in the Portishead thread) and when it came, it was unlike anything I expected. It took some time to grow (like a day) but once I "got it" there was no going back. The Rip is one of the best songs they've ever made.

5.
Quiet Village - Silent Movie

Samplerific. How they do it, I have no idea, but it sounds so good.

4.
Beck - Modern Guilt

Best thing he's done since Sea Change. It's a bit short, but that's okay. I'm sure he cut out alot of filler. It has no potatoes. Only meat. Danger Mouse and Beck were a perfect marriage. I hope they work together again.

3.
The Walkmen - You & Me

Music to my ears. Everything just sounds so constant on this release. They really came into their own and I'll be anticipating the next thing the put out. The one, two punch of On The Water and In The New Year are awesome.

2.
TV on the Radio - Dear Science

DLZ and Golden Age are two of the best songs of the year. This album is just brimming with activity and never gets boring. It's got some duds (Family Tree) but that's what gives it it's charm.

1.
Deerhunter - Microcastle (Disc One only)

I fell in love with this album the second it leaked. When ti leaked, it had no second disc and I haven't even listened to the second disc very much. To me, this album is perfect the way I heard it the first time.

These are the albums that will sum up the year for me. When I listen to these albums after 2008, they will remind me of 2008. My life is lived through music and these albums will remind me of what I didn't accomplish this year.

There were some other great albums that I really liked, but these ones are the definitive.

Some that I enjoyed include

Devin Tha Dude - Landing Gear
Little Joy - Little Joy
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Alexander Tucker - Portal
Black Keys - Attack & Release
Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Why? - Alopecia
Sun Kil Moon - April
Fennesz - Black Sea
Harlem - Free Drugs
Wooden Shjips - Volume I
Lykke Li - Youth Novels
Spiritualized - Songs In A & E
Subtle - Exiting Arm
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
Nick Cave/Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus, Dig!
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
Boris - The new album, can't remember what it was called. Maybe that was last year?
M83 - Saturdays=Youth

Some of the biggest dissapointments to me are.

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Black Mountain - In The Future
Tricky - Knowle West Boy
M Ward/Zooey - She & Him
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cardinology
Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

Question - Has this been a really shitty year for hip hop or did I just have a very Caucasian year?
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2008, 12:53:33 PM »
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 12:55:54 PM »
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lulz.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2008, 12:56:48 PM »
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Top Two Albums of 2008


1.     No Kids - Come Into Our House


2.   Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow, & Blue

Top 25 Songs of 2008
Kanye West – Paranoid
Stephen Malkmus – Gardenia
Destroyer - Dark Leaves Form a Thread
Kurt Vile – Breathin’ Out
Sara Bareilles – Love Song
Beach House – Turtle Island
Deerhunter – Never Stops
Weezer – Troublemaker
Born Ruffians – Foxes Mate for Life
Jesse McCartney - Leavin'
Lil' Wayne – Let the Beat Build
Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
No Kids – Bluster in the Air
Nelly ft. Ashanti - Body On Me
T-Pain – Can’t Believe It
Dr. Dog – The Rabbit, the Bat, & the Reindeer
Final Fantasy – The Butcher
Adele ft. Kanye West - American Boy
Ray J - Sexy Can I
Animal Collective – Cobwebs
Atlas Sound – River Card
Miley Cyrus – 7 Things
Department of Eagles – Teenagers
Wolf Parade – Bang Your Drum
Q-Tip - Gettin' Up
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2008, 09:46:03 AM »
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1. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals

favorite tracks: Play Your Part (Pt. 1), Shut The Club Down, Play Your Part (Pt. 2)

2. TV On The Radio - Dear, Science

favorite tracks: Dancing Choose, Family Tree, Love Dog

3. The Walkmen - You & Me

favorite tracks: Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch), Four Provinces, I Lost You



4. Kanye West - 808's & Heartbreak

favorite tracks: Amazing, Paranoid, Coldest Winter

5. Nada Surf - Lucky

favorite tracks: See These Bones, Are You Lightning?, Ice On The Wing

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

favorite tracks: Today's Lesson, Albert Goes West, Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)

7. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

favorite tracks: Soldier's Grin, Language City, Fine Young Cannibals



8. Okkervil River - The Stand-In's

favorite tracks: Lost Coastlines, Blue Tulip, Calling And Not Calling My Ex

9. Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08

favorite tracks: See Saw, Screaming Hand, You Mean Nothing To Me

10. Beck - Modern Guilt

favorite tracks: Orphans, Gamma Ray, Profanity Prayers

11. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

favorite tracks: Oxford Comma, M79, I Stand Corrected



12. Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing

favorite tracks: I Woke Up Today, Stuck On A Boat, Fisherman's Son

13. Coldplay - Viva La Vida

favorite tracks: Lost!, Lovers In Japan / Reign Of Love, Death And All His Friends

14. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

favorite tracks: Constructive Summer, Stay Positive, Slapped Actress

15. Deerhunter - Microcastle

favorite tracks: Never Stops, Little Kids, Nothing Ever Happened
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2008, 07:43:28 PM »
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I have 11th place for those albums that almost made the list, and 12th place for the albums I thought were really good but perhaps flawed enough to be not listworthy. I was disappointed with Sigur Ros, but I wasn't able push that album off my list. (A mediocre Sigur Ros album is still better than most other music.) Mates of State was my recent discovery, and I'm confident that I love it enough to keep it at #1. Ratatat and Velocifero turned out to be durable. I heard those very early in the year and have been abusing them ever since. Seventh Tree would be #1 were it more durable. I'm especially attached to the top 4 albums on this list.


1.

Mates of StateRe-Arrange Us

2.

RatatatLP3

3.

GoldfrappSeventh Tree

4.

Kaiser ChiefsOff With Their Heads

5.

LadytronVelocifero

6.

Sigur RosMeđ suđ í eyrum viđ spilum endalaust

7.

Jeremy MessersmithThe Silver City

8.

The Dandy WarholsEarth To The Dandy Warhols

9.

Benji HughesA Love Extreme

10.

Wild BeastsLimbo, Panto


11th place
Beck - Modern Guilt
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
Inara George - An Invitation
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Musee Mecanique - Hold This Ghost
The Subways - All Or Nothing

12th place
Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
Foals - Antidotes
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
Moby - Last Night
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Portishead - Third
Randy Newman - Harps And Angels
Shiny Toy Guns - Season of Poison
Son Lux - At War With Walls & Mazes
Stereolab - Chemical Chords

disappointments
Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio, Mogwai, Tricky.
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Re: So Far This Year - LP Version (Vol 2008!)
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2008, 12:15:12 AM »
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I'm still waiting for someone to mention Cut Copy or Housse De Racket or Ladyhawke or Tame Impala... solid albums from this year.

 

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