Hello! So, once again it’s been a while.
The Hype machine is a great website to find new music. It is an mp3 aggregator…basically it follows a lot of music blogs, staying up to date with the lastet music. Anyhow, they are doing a best albums of 2008 by asking everyone to submit their own blog posts and then they are going to come up with a list based on everyone’s posts. So here is my list:
1. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life.
Let’s make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.
2. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
On the way to your brother’s house in the valley, dear,
By the river bridge a cradle floating beside me.
In the whitest water on the banks against the stone
You will lift his body from the shore and bring him home
3. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
4. She & Him – She & Him: Volume I
Why don’t you sit right down and stay awhile?
We like the same things and I like your style
Its not a secret; why do you keep it?
I’m just sitting on the shelf
5. Kings of Leon – Only By the Night
with the fire in my bones
and the sweet taste of kerosene
i get lost in the night so high don’t wanna come down
to face the loss of the good thing that i have found
6. Lil Wayne – The Carter III
Shorty want a thug
Bottles in the club
Shorty want to hump
You know I like to touch
Your lovely lady lumps
7. Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers
You’re the buffet,I’m just the table.
I’m a Ford Temple,you’re a Maserati.
You’re The Great One, I’m Marty McSorley.
You’re the Concord, I’m economy.
I make the dough, but you get the glory.
8. Colin Meloy – Sings Live!
An ankle, an earlobe, an elbow bone
It’s weird how it wonderful grows
And it was only me and you
That made this three come out of two
My darling, what wonder have we wrought here?
It’s weird and it’s wonderful, dear
9. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
In the afternoon
You’re out on the stone and grass
And I’m sleeping on the balcony
10. Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Cath, it seems that you live in someone else’s dream
In a hand-me-down wedding dress
Where the things that could have been are oppressed
But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more
Mates of State – Re-arrange Us
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
John Legend – Evolver
Copeland – You Are My Sunshine
Dear and the Headlights – Drunk Like Bible Times
Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in the Rain
The Weepies – Hideaway
The Duke Spirit – Neptune
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (2CD deluxe edition re-release)
Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward
The Evangelicals – The Evening Descends
Santogold – Santogold
So, what’s your top 10 of 2008?