Most excellent 2008
I wish I could listen to more music than I do, but here are my favourite songs and albums from 2008. My choice of favourite CD of the year surprises me, too, maybe, but this is one of the most likeable albums imaginable, whether you’re an eight-year-old girl or a 45-year-old dad. Just about every one of the songs on Fearless could have made my top five tracks. (Thanks to my colleague, Lorna, for late-year suggestions!)
- Fearless – Taylor Swift
- Jukebox – Cat Power
- Asking for Flowers – Kathleen Edwards
- Modern Guilt – Beck
- Lochbroom – Alasdair Gillies
- “Song to Bobby” – Cat Power
- “L.E.S. Artistes” – Santogold
- “Breathe” – Taylor Swift
- “Nothing Ever Happened” – Deerhunter
- “Profanity Prayers” – Beck
What were your favourites of 2008?
Top 5 Albums:
1.) Coldplay – Viva La Vida
2.) Metallica – Death Magnetic
3.) World’s 2008 Qualifying Heat
4.) Anthony Hamilton – The Point of It All
5.) Trivium – Shogun
Metallica – Death Magnetic
Trivium – Shogun
G ‘n R – Chinese Democracy
Testament – The Formation of Damnation
Slipknot – All Hope is Gone
Although I am 12 years past the “45 year old dad” example I did not realize that that meant I must be REALLY old since the only cd or track I even recognized was “Lochbroom”… With that in mind, I think I will keep my favorites to myself ;>)
Being 20 years past the “45 year old dad” example I sometimes wonder if anyone else is still listening to Miles, Bird and Mingus and of course the Guelph pipe band and the Clan.
Al — “Free Bird” still rules . . .
I do have to say the old Triumph Street Pipe Band recordings could probably stand up to some of the stuff that is being put out even today…The playing is phenominal…
Gramps, the Gwelf band was just a myth! 😉
Is it just me or does music get more annoying as you grow older?
For me, it’s not the music that becomes more annoying, just some of the people playing it……
Cheers! And a happy 2009!
Interesting lists. Not what I would have expected from this group.
I can tell you what the best album of 2009 will be:
U2 – “No Line On The Horizon” Due out in March. Early reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
I am sruprised that you have Santogold in there Andrew. In the same vein, what about MIA with “paper planes”?
I don’t think MIA released anything in 2008, but liked 2007’s Kala. Love Santogold’s “Lights Out” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwNkuw-YTVo) as well. Could have made the list, as well as Bonnie “Prince” Billie’s Lay Down in the Light. Great stuff.