Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Music of the Year: The lists

Favorite albums from 2008:

1. The Walkmen, You & Me
2. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
3. MGMT, Oracular Spectacular
4. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
5. Violens, V ep
6. Sebastien Tellier, Sexuality
7. Shearwater, Rook
8. The Dodos, Visiter
9. Portishead, Third
10. Ladyhawk, Shots/Constantines, Kensington Heights
11. Atlas Sound, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can Not See But Feel
12. Department of Eagles, In Ear Park

Honorable Mention: Nadja, Beck, Modern Guilt, Ratatat LP3

Favorite 80s influenced synth-heavy albums of the year:
1. MGMT, Oracular Spectacular
2. Sebastien Tellier, Sexuality
3. Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream
4. Van She, V
5. Chairlift, Does You Inspire You
6. Foxglove Hunt, Stop Heartbeat
7. The Radio Dept, Freddie and the Trojan Horse ep
8. M83, Saturdays=Youth
9. Alaska in Winter, Holiday
10. Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles

Favorite albums that are or could be soundtracks from 2008:
1. There Will Be Blood, by Jonny Greenwood
2. The Assassination of Jesse James..., by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
3. Earth, The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
4. The Fun Years, Baby It's Cold Inside
5. July Skies, The Weather Clock
6. Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Dolores

Favorite albums that are not from 2008 but I discovered or listened to a lot in 2008:
1. Music for the Motion Picture "Into the Wild", by Eddie Vedder
2. Dustin O'Halloran, Piano Solos 2
3. Otis Redding, The Very Best of Otis Redding Vol. 1
4. Distance, My Demons
5. Nadja, Touched

What's the big deal? (2008 Edition)
1. No Age, Nouns

Guilty pleasures of the year:
1. Tim and Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!, Awesome Record, Great Songs! Volume One
2. Lil Wayne, The Carter III


emily rose said...

Its always weird when you realize you have met someone/know someone who is famous... Ben and Andrew from MGMT went to school with my dear friend Liz, and I hung out with Ben for a weekend in Savannah. The music is rad. I'm going to have to check out some of your other top albums.

NYCMUG said...

Nathan, so much of my playlist is directly due to exploring the innumerable paths your music recommendations set me on. Have been following your selections for years. Thank you for the discoveries and for sharing them.

Nathan said...

Thank you so much NYCMUG - perhaps I'll post some new music soon...


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