Monday, January 5, 2009

2008: The Year in Song, A to Z Style

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:00 AM

So this is a wee bit late -- sorry, I've been battling a cold since New Year's Day, bah -- but hopefully still relevant: three "discs" worth of 2008 quality music. This is meant to be a companion list to the Top 10 Top 40 songs piece I penned, a way for people to perhaps discover some new bands and/or revisit overlooked releases from the past year. I'll have .zip files of each compilation up tomorrow, but these will only be up until Friday, so be sure to snag them while you can. Without further ado:

My Morning Jacket, "I'm Amazed"
Annuals, "Hot Night Hounds"
The Acorn, "Crooked Legs"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "You Could Write a Book"
The Mountain Goats, "San Bernardino"
Ra Ra Riot, "Suspended in Gaffa"
Magnetic Morning, "The Way Love Used to Be"
Jack's Mannequin, "Annie Use Your Telescope"
Goldfrapp, "Happiness"
Tilly and the Wall, "Falling Without Knowing"
The Standard, "Sunday Eyes"
Takka Takka, "Silence"
Kaiser Chiefs, "Never Miss a Beat"
Earlimart, "Teeth"
Parts & Labor, "Satellites"
The Big Sleep, "Bad Blood"
Supergrass, "345"
The Joy Formidable, "Austere"
Bloc Party, "One Month Off"
Nine Inch Nails, "Discipline"
R.E.M., "Hollow Man"
The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
British Sea Power, "A Trip Out"

We Should Be Dead, "Forget Romance Let's Dance"
Sons & Daughters, "Gilt Complex"
The Subways, "Alright"
Neon Neon, "Raquel (extended edit)"
The Whip, "Sister Siam"
Ladyhawke, "Another Runaway"
Alphabeat, "Fascination"
Kid Sister, "Beeper" (feat. the Count and Sinden)
Cut Copy, "Out There on the Ice"
Metro Station, "Shake It"
Paramore, "That's What You Get"
Fall Out Boy, "The (Shipped) Gold Standard"
Ben Folds, "Way to Normal"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Another Satellite (XTC cover)"
The Twilight Sad, "Twenty Four Hours (Joy Division cover)"
Cat Power, "Metal Hearts"
Fleet Foxes, "Mykonos"
Damien Jurado, "Coats of Ice"
Sun Kil Moon, "The Light"

Hot Chip, "Ready for the Floor"
The Raconteurs, "Salute Your Solution"
The Futureheads, "Think Tonight"
The Whigs, "Already Young"
Black Mountain, "Angels"
The War on Drugs, "Taking the Farm"
The Raveonettes, "Dead Sound (Peter Holmstrom and Jeremy Sherrer remix)"
Darker My Love, "Northern Soul"
Dandy Warhols, "The World Come On"
Hercules & Love Affair, "Blind"
TV On the Radio, "Golden Age"
Crystal Castles vs. Health, "Crimewave"
The Faint, "Forever Growing Centipedes"
CSS, "Left Behind"
Death Cab for Cutie, "Long Division"
Elbow, "Grounds for Divorce"
M83, "Kim & Jessie"
Nada Surf, "Weightless"
Chris Walla, "St. Modesto"
The Helio Sequence, "Keep Your Eyes Ahead"
The Broken West, "Elm City"
Juliana Hatfield, "Shining On"
Lykke Li, "I'm Good, I'm Gone"
Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"


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