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Friday, December 26, 2008

FUTURE SOUNDS BEST OF 2008 - THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN 2009

I actually have a really hard time with 'Best Of' lists each year because it's sometimes hard to put in perspective which bands, songs, albums, etc meant the most to you - which ones you played ALL the songs more than others with just one or two tracks - which ones marked a special moment that year or struck some personal connection. In a world where the iPod and iTunes has changed the way we encounter and devour music, so many have great individual songs, or just good songs, but it takes a real focused effort to turn out 10-13 cuts anymore that are comprehensive and interesting.

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2008

Benji Hughes – A Love Extreme – New West Records
Birds & Batteries – I’ll Never Sleep Again – Self-released
The Botticellis – Old Home Movies – Antenna Farm Records
Christopher Denny – Age Old Hunger – 2:59 Records
The Ettes – Look At Life Again Soon – Take Root Records
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes – Sub Pop
King Tuff – Was Dead – The Colonel Records
The Muslims (Aka The Soft Packs) – The Muslims – 1928 Recordings
The Weight – Are Men – The Colonel Records
White Denim – Explosion – Transmission


TOP TRACKS OF 2008

Adele – Hometown Glory
Alberta Cross – Old Man Chicago
Belaire – You Really Got Me Going
Benji Hughes – The Mummy
Benji Hughes – Tight Tee Shirt
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Born Ruffians – Hummingbird
The Cave Singers – Seeds Of Night
Christopher Denny - Time
The Dodos – Fools
The Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun
Fleet Foxes – Oliver James
Girls – Lust For Life
Glasvegas – Geraldine
Graveyard – Lost In Confusion
The Heavy – Colleen
Hockey – Too Fake
Human Highway – The Sound
I Blame Coco – I Blame Coco
Ida Maria – Oh My God
Jamie Lidell – Figured Me Out
The Kills – Cheap & Cheerful
Little Comets – Joanna
Loch Lomond – Carl Sagan
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Magic Wands – Black Magic
Meaghan Smith – I Know
MGMT – Time To Pretend
Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today
Radiohead – House Of Cards
Santogold – Lights Out
Stricken City – Tak o Tak
{{{Sunset}}} – Diamond Studded Caskets
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Tenlons Fort – Forever Is A Long Time
Vertigo Smyth – Comfort Me
Violens – Violent Sensation Descends
Wisely – Through Any Window
The Yelling – Blood On The Steps


10 ARTISTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2009

AVI BUFFALO

THE BROTHERS MOVEMENT

THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS

DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES

THE FEROCIOUS FEW

FITZ

HOCKEY

LILOFEE

VIOLENS

WET PAINT

THE YELLING

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1 Comments:

Anonymous kec said...

why are there so many songs from 2007 on a list about 2008?

9:10 PM  

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