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2008 Music Wrap up

In Music on December 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

My 2008 Itunes playlist can keep me occupied for ceaseless hours.  It is an eclectic mix ranging from straight up dirty folk to electronic dance rage to some fine indie rock tunes and everything in or around.  As the year comes to an end lets stop and take a gander at some of the ridiculously awesome albums of 2008.  

January: MGMTOracular Spectacular, Electric Dance Rock music at its finest.  Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser started out rockin in school together and have basically exploded into an indie sensation.

Feburary: Hot Chip Made in The Dark, 13 tracks of electro dance goodness, these guys could get even the scroogiest of scrooges to bust a move on the dance floor.

 

Hot Chip

Hot Chip

March: The Dodos – Visiter, Not only are the lyrics poetically powerful but The DodosMeric Long, the lead singer, has an enchanting voice.  The guitar and drums are some of the best I have heard in a long time.

 

 

April: The Presets – Apacolypso, The best track off the new album is “Talk Like That.”  This group is blessed with the sexy skill of incorporating the organ into a sick dance floor track.

 

May:  Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid  18 years in the bizz, this might be their best album yet.  elbow


 

 

 

 

 

June:  Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes, their first full length album.  Self described as “baroque harmonic pop jams,” the quintet have created a beautiful, hauntingly poetic sound. 

July: Black Kids – Partie Traumatic, keep an eye on these kids, their indie rock tunes are going to be around for a while.blackkids

August: Lykki Li – lykkeliYouth Novels, The Swede’s first album is a smash.  17 tracks full of amazing lyrics, beats, and rock.  We love her.

September:  TV On The Radio – Dear Science, The 16 track album (including remixes, and some bonus tracks) follows the feel of previous TV On The Radio albums but sounds more refined and refreshing. 

October: Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping, They are not from Montreal, but rather from Athens, Georgia.  Either way they know how to entertain.  “Of Montreal will never get ya down” 

November: The Sound of The Smiths, 2 Discs of The Smiths, thesmithswhat more could you want?  Oh wait, theres a 12 minute video on there too.  Formed in 1982 this collection of tunes is the best of the best, making it the 5th compilation album of The Smiths to date.

 

 

 

 

December: Cat Power Dark End Of The Street, The Queen of smokey blues numbers, Cat Power, brings us an EP of six tracks recorded during her Jukebox sessions, four of which are previously unpublished.

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  1. I like the list…but you’re missing Tha Carter III, Stay Positive, and a couple others.

  2. Of course! We didnt write about them all for the sake of brevity.

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