Monday, December 15, 2008

best songs of 2008 list

It's that time of year. Here is my annual list of the best songs of the year. If you would like to receive a free CD of all the tracks below, feel free to email me your address and I will burn a copy and mail it your way. Or, if you have an iPod and just want the tracks, I will be posting a zip file for download later this week. Let me know if you want me to email you the link to download the file.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my annual top ten albums of the year.

Best songs of 2008 (and some from 2007 that I didn't hear until this year), in alphabetical order by band name:

gfcalbert hammond, jr.
my thin sides – army navy
evening/morning – bombay bicycle club
igloo – clear tigers
what up man – the cool kids
nothing ever happened - deerhunter
am I wasting my time – eli “paperboy” reed and the true loves
cassius – foals
the modern leper – frightened rabbit
try not to think – the grey race
to the dogs or whoever – josh ritter
better to be – liam finn
death to los campesinos! – los campesinos
little bit – lykke li
get better – mates of state
weekend wars – mgmt
i woke up today – port o’brien
l.e.s. artistes – santogold
love dog – tv on the radio
a-punk – vampire weekend
valium skies – the verve
right hand on my heart – the whigs

If you think I missed a track, comment on this posting and perhaps I'll publish an amended list later this week!


Anonymous said...

good list. here are a few you missed:

broken heartbeats sound like breakbeats - los campesinos!

mexico city - jolie holland

no one does it like you - dept. of eagles

constructive summer - hold steady

lights out - santogold

ragged wood - fleet foxes

m79 - vampire weekend

where do you run to - vivian girls

while you wait for the others (live) - grizzly bear

chain - school of seven bells

army navy - saint

shearwater - snow leopard

Anonymous said...

a few more:

DLZ - TV on The Radio

Keep Me in Mind - Little Joy

Gila - Beach House

Anonymous said...

kim and jessie - m83

feel the love - cut copy