Best of 2008

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29 Dic 2008, 22:09

Disclaimer:
Songs are not limited to 2008 releases
Songs are listed in alphabetical order, except for the first three, which are tied for song of the year


Walking With A Ghost - Tegan & Sara (2004)
My favorite song of the year, absolutely killer

Lived in Bars - Cat Power (2006)
Best vocals of the year, stunning melancholy done right, most surefire way to make myself depressed in a good way

Happy New Year - Camera Obscura (2004)
Best cute song, happiest melody, most charming vocals

Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis (2008)
Best use of one guitar, a group of friends, and analog recording equipment

Annabelle - Gillian Welch (1996)
Best country roots, best use of acoustic guitar

Carolina Drama - The Raconteurs (2008)
Best use of song to tell a story

Disturbia - Rihanna (2008)
Best pop song I've actually listened to

Everybody Knows - Concrete Blonde (1994)
Best Leonard Cohen cover

How Do I Let A Good Man Down? - sharon jones & the dap kings (2005)
Best soul, best use of horns, most danceworthy, most perplexing

Life in Technicolor - Coldplay (2008)
Best instrumental, best stolen Cure hook

Love Lockdown - Kanye West (2008)
Best drums, most surprisingly different

Olympic Airways - Foals (2008)
Best use of 80's synth guitar and drum machine

Running Up That Hill - Placebo (2007)
Best dark, moody, pulsating cover

Skinny Love - Bon Iver (2008)
Best back story, most affecting

Spinning Away - Brian Eno & John Cale (2006)
Best production, most nuanced

Stockholm Syndrome (Live) - Muse (2008)
Best souvenir

Strange Overtones - Brian Eno & David Byrne (2008)
Best song to come out of a long overdue reunion

Superstar - Lupe Fiasco (2007)
Best hip-hop song I've actually listened to

Valerie - Mark Ronson (2008)
Best use of Amy Winehouse

Via Chicago - Wilco (1999)
Best regret that I didn't discover sooner

Wayfaring Stranger - Neko Case (2006)
Best folk song, second best use of banjo

White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes (2008)
Best use of harmony and lyrical imagery

You Really Got a Hold on Me- She & Him (2008)
Best cover of the year, best use of vocals and arrangement

Your New Twin Sized Bed - Death Cab for Cutie (2008)
Best breakup song

Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers (2007)
Best use of banjo, second best use of harmony and lyrical imagery

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