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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

SONGS

1. M83 - Kim & Jessie
2. Deerhoof - Fresh Born
3. Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
4. Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
5. Dodos - Fools
6. Deerhunter - Little Kids
7. Girls - Lauren Marie
8. Max Tundra - Which Song
9. Hot Chip - Ready For the Floor
10. Goldfrapp - A & E
11. Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me
12. Girls - Lust For Life
13. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
14. Black Angels - Deer-Ree-Shee
15. Beck - Chemtrails
16. The Ruby Suns - There Are Birds
17. TV On the Radio - Halfway Home
18. Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
19. Women - Black Rice
20. Fleet Foxes - English House

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

2008 ALBUMS

1. FLEET FOXES - SUN GIANT / FLEET FOXES
2. DODOS - VISITER
3. BLACK ANGELS - DIRECTIONS TO SEE A GHOST
4. M83 - SATURDAYS=YOUTH
5. DEERHOOF - OFFEND MAGGIE
6. FUCK BUTTONS - STREETS HORRRSING
7. THE BUG - LONDON ZOO
8. DEERHUNTER - MICROCASTLE / WEIRD ERA CONT'D
9. BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE - EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY
10. VAMPIRE WEEKEND - VAMPIRE WEEKEND
11. TV ON THE RADIO - DEAR SCIENCE
12. MARNIE STERN - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
13. CUT COPY - IN GHOST COLOURS
14. HOT CHIP - MADE IN THE DARK
15. GIRL TALK - FEED THE ANIMALS
16. THE RUBY SUNS - SEA LION
17. BE YOUR OWN PET - GET AWKWARD
18. BECK - MODERN GUILT
19. STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS - REAL EMOTIONAL TRASH
20. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS - DIG LAZARUS DIG

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

I've found the most surprisingly new love this month in Kanye's "808s & Heartbreak". What an underrated album. The Sprawl at RYM wrote that this is "kanye's 'bringing it all back home' - you don't dig it now....but your kids will in 20 years." So true.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

2008 is a fantastic year IMO, that is a fantastic year for rootsy music and natural rock : Fleet Foxes, Drive-by Truckers, The Hold Steady, Toumani Diabaté, Femi Kuti, Nick Cave... the list is too long.

Here's my song list in progress (Deezer playlist).

BTW, is Deezer accessible for you guys ? Tell me, because I'm considering joining Spotify instead if Deezer is not international enough. (Tell me your country and if you're accessing Deezer or not). Thanks.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Not available in the Netherlands.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums :
1. Alain Bashung - Bleu pétrole
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
3. The Kills - Midnight Boom
4. The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
5. Marianne Dissard - L'entredeux
6. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
7. Daniel Darc - Amours suprêmes
8. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
9. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
10. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
11. Black Francis - Svn Fngrs
12. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
13. Foals - Antidotes
14. The Black Keys - Attack and Release
15. Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia
16. Beach House - Devotion
17. Deerhunter - Microcastle
18. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
19. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
20. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
21. Madrugada - Madrugada
22. Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
23. Julien Ribot - Vega
24. Isobel Campbell & Mark lanegan - Sunday at devil dirt
25. Dungen - 4
26. Panic At The Disco - Pretty Odd
27. Amadou et Mariam - Welcome To Mali
28. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
29. Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
30. Juliette - Bijoux Et Babioles
31. Ez3kiel - Battlefield
32. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
33. Anaïs - The Love Album
34. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
35. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
36. Cansei de Ser Sexy - Donkey
37. Beck - Modern Guilt
38. Portishead - Third
39. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

nicolas
Tell me your country and if you're accessing Deezer or not.


Here in the UK I can't play about half of the songs on your playlist. The other half only play for 30 seconds each.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums


[01] TV on The Radio | Dear Science,
[02] Gang Gang Dance | Saint Dymphna
[03] The Week That Was | The Week That Was
[04] Amadou & Mariam | Welcome To Mali
[05] William Parker | Double Sunrise Over Neptune
[06] Flying Lotus | Los Angeles
[07] Lindstrøm | Where You Go I Go Too
[08] Femi Kuti | Day By Day
[09] Erykah Badu | New Amerykah, pt. 1: 4th World War
[10] Girl Talk | Feed The Animals
[11] Santigold | Santigold
[12] Toumani Diabaté | The Mande Variations
[13] Portishead | Third
[14] Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes
[15] Goldfrapp | Seventh Tree
[16] John Zorn | The Dreamers
[17] Max Richter | 24 Postcards in Full Colour
[18] Dungen | 4
[19] My Morning Jacket | Evil Urges
[20] The Roots | Rising Down
[21] Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
[22] Aaron Parks | Invisible Cinema
[23] Nomo | Ghost Rock
[24] British Sea Power | Do You Like Rock Music?
[25] Philip Glass | Animals In Love


Songs

[01] Aaron Parks | Nemesis
[02] TV on The Radio | Halfway Home
[03] Steinski | Number 3 on Flight 11
[04] Gang Gang Dance | House Jam
[05] Fleet Foxes | Mykonos
[06] Nomo | Brainwave
[07] Portishead | The Rip
[08] Femi Kuti | You Better Ask Yourself
[09] Amadou and Mariam | Sabali
[10] The Week That Was | Scratch The Surface
[11] Santigold | L.E.S. Artistes
[12] Lindstrøm | Where You Go I Go Too
[13] Erykah Badu | The Healer
[14] British Sea Power | No Lucifer
[15] Fuck Buttons | Sweet Love for Planet Earth
[16] N.E.R.D. | Sooner or Later
[17] Janelle Monáe | Many Moons
[18] William Parker | Lights of Lake George
[19] Goldfrapp | Little Bird
[20] Flying Lotus | Auntie's Lock/Infinitum
[21] TV on The Radio | Lover's Day
[22] T.I. feat. Rihanna | Live Your Life
[23] John Zorn | Toys
[24] My Morning Jacket | I'm Amazed
[25] James Blackshaw | Infinite Circle
[26] Santogold | Lights Out
[27] David Byrne and Brian Eno | Strange Overtones
[28] TV on The Radio | Golden Age
[29] GZA/Genius | Life Is a Movie
[30] Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
[31] Lil Wayne | A Milli
[32] The Week That Was | Yesterday's Paper
[33] Girl Talk | Play Your Part (Pt. 2)
[34] Elbow | One Day Like This
[35] Max Richter | Cradle Song for A (Interstate B3)
[36] Kanye West | Robocop
[37] Spiritualized | Baby I'm Just a Fool
[38] Dungen | Mina Damer Och Fasaner
[39] Neon Neon | I Told Her on Alderaan
[40] Mos Def | Life In Marvelous Times
[41] Mogwai | I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
[42] Rokia Traoré | Dounia
[43] The Roots | Rising Up
[44] Deerhunter | Twilight at Carbon Lake
[45] Amadou and Mariam | I Follow You
[46] Hercules and Love Affair | Blind
[47] The Very Best | Dinosaur on The Ark
[48] My Morning Jacket | Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2
[49] The-Dream | Rockin' That Shit
[50] Estelle feat. Kanye West | American Boy
[51] Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds | We Call Upon The Author
[52] Gang Gang Dance | First Communion
[53] Deerhoof | The Tears and Music of Love
[54] Black Mountain | Tyrants
[55] Duffy | Mercy
[56] Crystal Antlers | Vexation
[57] Drive-By Truckers | That Man I Shot
[58] Gnarls Barkley | Run
[59] Jay Reatard | Always Wanting More
[60] DJ Mujava | Township Funk

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Romain
Albums :

11. Black Francis - Svn Fngrs


According to Rym, that's an EP (7 tracks), so I'm afraid it's not eligible

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

nicolas
Romain
Albums :

11. Black Francis - Svn Fngrs


According to Rym, that's an EP (7 tracks), so I'm afraid it's not eligible


Zut alors ! It's for me the best album of Black Francis. Can you take my list without this album ? Thank you.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Songs:

1 : Dengue Fever : Tiger Phone Card : Video
2 : Avishai Cohen Trio : Eleven Wives : Video (Live)
3 : Amadou & Mariam : Sabali : Video
4 : Calexico : Victor Jara's Hands : Video
5 : Silver Jews : Suffering Jukebox : Video
6 : Ladytron : Ghosts : Video (Live)
7 : Santogold : L.E.S. Artistes
8 : Aaron Parks : Nemesis : Video
9 : The Caretaker : False Memory Syndrome : Video
10 : F.S.K. : Nokturn : Video
11 : Hercules & Love Affair : Blind
12 : Portishead : The Rip
13 : Erykah Badu : The Healer
14 : The Last Shadow Puppets : Meeting Place : Video (Live)
15 : Gnarls Barkley : Blind Mary : Video
16 : The Raconteurs : Carolina Drama : Video (Live)
17 : Q-Tip : Gettin' Up : Video
18 : Chicha Libre : Primavera en la Selva
19 : Dresden Dolls : Night Reconnaissance : Video
20 : Lykke Li : Dance Dance Dance : Video

21 : Antony & The Johnsons : Shake That Devil
22 : Sons and Daughters : Darling
23 : The Streets : Everything is Borrowed
24 : Welcome Wagon : Sold! To The Nice Rich Man
25 : Jamey Johnson : High Cost Of Living
26 : Gonzales : Let's Ride Megamix
27 : Squarepusher : Planet Gear
28 : Brazilian Girls : St. Petersburg
29 : Kitty, Daisy & Lewis : Going Up the Country
30 : Barry Adamson : Shadow of Death Hotel
31 : CocoRosie : God Has a Voice, She Speaks Through Me
32 : Cold War Kids : Against Privacy
33 : Emiliana Torrini : Gun
34 : Adele : Hometown Glory
35 : Portishead : Machine Gun
36 : TV On the Radio : Shout Me Out
37 : Gustav : Alles renkt sich wieder ein
38 : Woodhands : I Wasn't Made For Fighting
39 : Tropical Orchestra : While driving in the street
40 : Avishai Cohen Trio : Chutzpan
41 : Scary Mansion : Sorry We Took All Yr Money
42 : People Under the Stairs : Anotha' (BBQ)
43 : Bob Dylan : Dreamin' of You
44 : Baby Charles : I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
45 : Asian Dub Foundation : Speed Of Light
46 : Travis : J. Smith
47 : Beck : Modern Guilt
48 : My Brightest Diamond : Inside A Boy
49 : Friendly Fires : Paris
50 : Black Mountain : Queens Will Play
51 : The Very Best : Salota
52 : Medeski Martin & Wood : Where's The Music
53 : Eleanoora Rosenholm : Bolly Palkkionmetsästäjä
54 : Jean Grae : Droppin Knowledge
55 : Hercules & Love Affair : Hercules' Theme
56 : Krysmopompas : Reinhold will nicht den ganzen Tag dein Leben reparieren
57 : Jake One : Trap Door
58 : Duffy : Warwick Avenue
59 : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks : Baltimore
60 : Marianne Faithfull : The Crane Wife 3
61 : TV On the Radio : Dancing Choose
62 : Scarlett Johansson : Falling Down
63 : Gnarls Barkley : Going On
64 : Dub Colossus : Azmari Dub
65 : Billy Bragg : I Keep Faith
66 : Los Fancy Free : Ja Ja Ja
67 : The Hold Steady : Constructive Summer
68 : Flight Of The Conchords : Inner City Pressure
69 : Lambchop : Sharing a Gibson With Martin Luther King
70 : Fuck Buttons : Sweet Love for Planet Earth
71 : Menuda Coincidencia : ¿Sin enganche?
72 : Beach House : Gila
73 : Sam Taylor-Wood : I'm In Love With a German Film Star
74 : Shearwater : The Snow Leopard
75 : Thievery Corporation : Sound The Alarm
76 : Mogwai : The Sun Smells Too Loud
77 : Muon : Cylons Dream Of Electric Sheep
78 : The Rural Alberta Advantage : Don't Haunt This Place
79 : Zerfu Demissie : Efoy Ta'ageseke
80 : Russian Circles : Harper Lewis
81 : Gang Gang Dance : House Jam
82 : Sophie Hunger : Shape
83 : Juana Molina : Un dia
84 : Sam Shalabi : Jessica Simpson
85 : The Hold Steady : One For The Cutters
86 : Silver Jews : San Francisco B.C.
87 : Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti : Can't Hear My Eyes
88 : Ricardo Villalobos : Enfants
89 : El Perro Del Mar : Glory To The World
90 : Solange : I Decided, Pt. 1
91 : Timber Timbre : Magic Arrow
92 : Laura Marling : Night Terror
93 : Barry Adamson : Psycho Sexual
94 : Nimrod Workman : Rock the Cradle Alone
95 : Crystal Castles : Untrust Us
96 : Kanye West : Amazing
97 : Marianne Faithfull : Hold On Hold On
98 : The Walkmen : In The New Year
99 : Simon Bookish : Portrait Of The Artist As A Fountain
100 : Larkin Grimm : Ride That Cyclone

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Songs:

1 | Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
2 | Duffy | Mercy
3 | Portishead | Machine Gun
4 | Hercules and Love Affair | Blind
5 | Elbow | Grounds for Divorce
6 | Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes
7 | Fleet Foxes | Ragged Wood
8 | Hayes Carll | Beaumont
9 | TV on the Radio | Lover's Day
10 | Crystal Castles | Courtship Dating
11 | Cut Copy | Feel the Love
12 | Mumford & Sons | White Blank Page
13 | Deerhunter | Agoraphobia
14 | Kings of Leon | Sex on Fire
15 | Sigur Rós | Gobbledigook
16 | Elbow | One Day Like This
17 | Empire of the Sun | Walking on a Dream
18 | Gang Gang Dance | House Jam
19 | Portishead | The Rip
20 | Laura Marling | Night Terror
21 | Black Kids | I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You
22 | She & Him | Why Do You Let Me Stay Here
23 | Wild Beasts | The Devil's Crayon
24 | Fleet Foxes | Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
25 | Girls | Lust for Life
26 | Beach House | Used to Be
27 | Christina Rosenvinge | La distancia adecuada
28 | Estelle feat. Kanye West | American Boy
29 | Hot Chip | Out at the Pictures
30 | DJ Mujava | Township Funk
31 | Neon Neon | Dream Cars
32 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
33 | Kanye West | Love Lockdown
34 | Amadou & Mariam | Sabali
35 | TV on the Radio | Love Dog
36 | The Tallest Man on Earth | Pistol Dreams
37 | M83 | Kim & Jessie
38 | Passion Pit | Sleepyhead
39 | Banda de Turistas | La máquina favorita
40 | Fleet Foxes | Mykonos
41 | Teleradio Donoso | Éramos todos felices
42 | David Byrne & Brian Eno | Strange Overtones
43 | Mumford & Sons | Little Lion Man
44 | Vampire Weekend | The Kids Don't Stand a Chance
45 | Melingo | Eco il Mondo
46 | Victor Démé | Djôn’maya
47 | Amy Macdonald | This Is the Life
48 | Onda Vaga | Cómo que no
49 | Hayes Carll | Girl Downtown
50 | Lykke Li | Hanging High

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

So right now Saint Dymphna has a #1, a #2, a #4, and no other mentions. It would be so cool if Gang Gang Dance qualified, they are a severely underexposed group.

I wonder if it's the same people who have Eye Contact as their #1 or #2 in 2011.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

BillAdama
So right now Saint Dymphna has a #1, a #2, a #4, and no other mentions. It would be so cool if Gang Gang Dance qualified, they are a severely underexposed group.

I wonder if it's the same people who have Eye Contact as their #1 or #2 in 2011.


I like Saint Dympha and will vote for it but don't like Eye Contact. Wonder where that puts me.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

ALBUMS:

1. Coldplay | Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
2. M83 | Saturdays = Youth
3. Vampire Weekend | s/t
4. Portishead | Third
5. The Gaslight Anthem | The '59 Sound
6. Metallica | Death Magnetic
7. Cut Copy | In Ghost Colours
8. Kanye West | 808's and Heartbreak
9. TV on the Radio | Dear Science
10. The Killers | Day & Age
11. R.E.M. | Accelerate
12. Kaiser Chiefs | Off With Their Heads
13. Q-Tip | The Renaissance
14. Kings Of Leon | Only By The Night
15. Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes
16. Guns 'N Roses | Chinese Democracy
17. Rapheal Saadiq | The Way I See It
18. The Kooks | Konk
19. Jack Johnson | Sleep Through Static
20. Keane | Perfect Symmetry
21. The Roots | Rising Down
22. Journey | Revelation
23. The Verve | Foth
24. John Legend | Evolver

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

SONGS:

1. M83 | Kim & Jessie
2. Madcon | Beggin'
3. TV on the Radio | Dancing Choose
4. John Legend & Andre 3000 | Green Light
5. The Killers | Spaceman
6. The Gaslight Anthem | The '59 Sound
7. Fleet Foxes | Mykonos
8. Kanye West | Love Lockdown
9. The Verve | Love Is Noise
10. R.E.M. | Supernatural Superserious
11. Portishead | Machine Gun
12. Oasis | The Shock of the Lightning
13. Kid Cudi | Day 'N Nite
14. Metallica | The Day That Never Comes
15. The Airbourne Toxic Event | Sometime Around Midnight
16. Coldplay | Viva La Vida
17. The Offspring | Half-Truism
18. Empire of the Sun | Walking On A Dream
19. Nine Inch Nails | Discipline
20. Passion Pit | Sleepyhead
21. Rapheal Saadiq | 100 Yard Dash
22. Guns 'N Roses | Better
23. Kings Of Leon | Sex On Fire
24. Shiny Toy Guns | Ricochet
25. Kaiser Chiefs | Never Miss A Beat
26. Death Cab For Cutie | Cath...
27. Gnarls Barkley | Run
28. Panic! At The Disco | Nine In The Afternoon
29. M83 | Graveyard Girl
30. Keane | Spiralling
31. Hercules And Love Affair | Blind
32. Cage The Elephant | Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
33. Slipknot | Psychosocial
34. T.I. & Justin Timberlake | Dead And Gone
35. Jack White & Alicia Keys | Another Way To Die
36. Michael Franti & Spearhead | Sey Hey (I Love You)
37. Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
38. Coldplay | Lost !
39. Kanye West | Coldest Winter
40. The Raconteurs | Salute Your Solution
41. Peter Gabriel | Down To Earth
42. The Black Crowes | Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution
43. Estelle | American Boy
44. The Killers | Human
45. Weezer | The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
46. The Cure | Sleep When I'm Dead
47. Q-Tip | Gettin' Up
48. Kings Of Leon | Revelry
49. The Walkmen | In The New Year
50. The B-52's | Funplex
51. Kaiser Chiefs | Good Days Bad Days
52. Beyonce | Single Ladies
53. Nine Inch Nails | Echoplex
54. The Gaslight Anthem | Old White Lincoln
55. Death Cab For Cutie | I Will Possess Your Heart
56. Metallica | All Nightmare Long
57. Fleet Foxes | He Doesn't Know Why
58. Coldplay | Violet Hill
59. Big Boi | Royal Flush
60. M83 | We Own The Sky
61. Portishead | The Rip
62. The Killers | A Dustland Fairytale
63. TV on the Radio | Golden Age
64. Motley Crue | Saints of Los Angeles
65. My Morning Jacket | I'm Amazed
66. Oasis | I'm Outta Time
67. Coldplay | Lovers In Japan
68. Snow Patrol | Crack The Shutters
69. Atmosphere | Shoulda Known
70. Guns 'N Roses | Chinese Democracy

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums

1. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
2. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
3. The Dodos - Visiter
4. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
5. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
6. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
7. Deerhunter - Microcastle
8. No Age - Nouns
9. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
10. Portishead - Third

Songs

1. Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
2. Girls - Lust for Life
3. Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
4. The Dodos - Fools
5. Portishead - The Rip
6. Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
7. Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler
8. The Tallest Man on Earth - I Won't Be Found
9. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
10. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
11. M83 - Kim & Jessie
12. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happens
13. Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
14. No Age - Teen Creeps
15. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
16. TV On the Radio - Family Tree
17. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance
18. The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
19. The Dodos - Winter
20. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

1. Kings of Leon- Use Somebody
2. Maria Mena – I Was Made for Loving You
3. TV On The Radio - DLZ
4. Kanye West- Love Lockdown
5. Elbow- Grounds for Divorce
6. Coldplay- Lost
7. Metallica- The Day That Never Comes
8. The Killers- Human
9. Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z – Mr. Carter
10. Kings of Leon- Closer
11. Coldplay- Violet Hill
12. T.I feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne- Swagga Like Us
13. Deerhunter- Nothing Ever Happened
14. Portishead- Machine Gun
15. Elbow- One Day Like This
16. Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire
17. Snow Patrol – Take Back The City
18. T.I feat. Rihanna- Live Your Life
19. Jacaszek - Lament
20. Lil Wayne- A Mili

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Or maybe put Katy Perry- Hot'n'Cold on 17th place and move the rest down, please.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Depeche Mode
Or maybe put Katy Perry- Hot'n'Cold on 17th place and move the rest down, please.

OK

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

1. Super Mash Bros. - Fuck Bitches. Get Euros.
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
3. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
4. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
5. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
6. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
7. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
8. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
9. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges


1. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
2. TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose
3. The Tallest Man on Earth - This Wind
4. Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why
5. The Hold Steady - Slapped Actress

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums
1. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
2. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
4. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
5. Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
6. Beck - Modern Guilt
7. M83 - Saturdays=Youth
8. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
9. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All his Friends
10. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali

Songs
1. Cut Copy - Unforgettable Season
2. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance
3. Kanye West - Street Lights
4. Cut Copy - Feel the Love
5. M83 - Kim & Jessie
6. Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
7. Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
8. Cut Copy - So Haunted
9. Vampire Weekend - M79
10. Beck - Chemtrails

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums:

1. Vampire Weekend. s/t
2. M83. Saturdays=Youth
3. Hercules and Love Affair. s/t
4. Gaslight Anthem, The. The '59 Sound
5. Girl Talk. Feed the Animals
6. Portishead. Third
7. Kanye West. 808s and Heartbreak
8. Fleet Foxes. s/t
9. Lil Wayne. Tha Carter 3
10. TV on the Radio. Dear Science

Songs:
1. Hercules and Love Affair. Blind
2. M83. Kim & Jessie
3. Girls. Lust for Life
4. Estelle feat. Kanye West. American Boy
5. Fleet Foxes. White Winter Hymnal
6. Gaslight Anthem, The. Old White Lincoln
7. Hercules and Love Affair. Athene
8. Hercules and Love Affair. You Belong
9. Guns N' Roses. Better
10. Santogold. L.E.S. Artistes
11. Kings of Leon. Sex of Leon
12. Lady Gaga. Poker Face
13. Vampire Weekend. Walcott
14. Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris. Dance Wiv Me
15. Portishead. Machine Gun
16. John Legend feat. Andre 3000. Green Light
17. Vampire Weekend. One (Blake's Got a New Face)
18. Kanye West. Love Lockdown
19. T.I. feat. Rihanna. Live Your Life
20. Kid Cuti. Day 'N' Nite

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Chris


Songs:

11. Kings of Leon. Sex of Leon


Good one!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

songs:


1. Elbow- Grounds of div orce
2. Coldplay- Viva la Vida
3. Elbow- One day like this
4. Metallica- The day that never comes
5. AC/DC- Rock n roll train
6. Kings of leon- Sex on fire
7. Elbow- the bones of you
8. Riverside- Schizophrenic Prayer
9. Guns N Roses – this I love
10. Metallica- All nightmare long
11. Kings of Leon- Use somebody
12. Duffy- Mercy
13. Guns N Roses- Better
14. Coldplay- Lost!
15. Rem- Hollow man

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Depeche Mode
Chris


Songs:

11. Kings of Leon. Sex of Leon


Good one!


Haha, close enough

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Songs

1 Coldplay Viva La Vida
2 Satriani, Joe Andalusia
3 Satriani, Joe Revelation
4 Satriani, Joe Come On Baby
5 Rundgren, Todd Courage
6 The Last Shadow Puppets Standing Next to Me
7 Satriani, Joe Out of the Sunrise
8 Satriani, Joe Asik Veysel
9 Pink So What
10 Katy Perry Hot N' Cold
11 Carolina Liar I'm Not Over
12 Rundgren, Todd Mad
13 Killers Human
14 Rundgren, Todd Mountaintop
15 Carolina Liar Better Alone
16 Rundgren, Todd Manup
17 M83 Graveyard Girl
18 Carolina Liar California Bound
19 Rundgren, Todd Gun
20 M83 Kim & Jessie
21 The Killers Human
22 Cut Copy Out There on the Ice
23 Estelle feat. Kanye West American Boy
24 Santogold L.E.S. Artistes
25 Gang Gang Dance House Jam
26 Deerhunter Nothing Ever Happened
27 Air France Collapsing at Your Doorstep
28 Chairlift Bruises
29 Kid Rock All Summer Long
30 The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement
31 Cut Copy Lights and Music
32 Satriani, Joe Overdriver
33 Say Hi Zero To Love
34 Satriani, Joe Musterion
35 My Morning Jacket Remnants
36 Other Lives End of the Year
37 My Morning Jacket Sec Walkin
38 Mayer, John Belief
39 My Morning Jacket Thank You Too!
40 Mayer, John I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
41 Kings of Leon Use Somebody
42 Killers The World We Live In
43 Kaki King Air and Kilometers
44 Jack Johnson Losing Keys
45 Kaki King Open Mouth
46 Jack Johnson Monsoon
47 Hey Monday Set Off
48 Jackie Greene Like A Ball & Chain
49 Al Green Standing In the Rain
50 Brian Eno & David Byrne The River
51 Duke Spirit Wooden Heart
52 Cat Power Don't Explain
53 Carolina Liar All That Sh** Is Gone
54 British Sea Power Open The Door
55 Carolina Liar Simple Life
56 Adele Make You Feel My Love
57 Carolina Liar Show Me What I'm Looking For
58 Edwards, Kathleen Goodnight, California
59 Carolina Liar Coming To Terms
60 Hercules and Love Affair Athene
61 Crystal Castles Tell Me What to Swallow
62 Hercules and Love Affair Blind
63 Dar Williams Summerday
64 Rundgren, Todd Gun
65 Portishead Machine Gun
66 Brian Wilson That Lucky Old Sun
67 Fleet Foxes Winter White Hymnal
68 Brian Wilson Southern California
69 Hot Chip Ready For the Floor
70 Brian Wilson Can't Wait Too Long
71 Kings of Leon Sex on Fire
72 Brian Wilson Oxygen to the Brain
73 DJ Mujava Township Funk
74 Brian Wilson Good Kind of Love
75 Duffy Mercy
76 Steve Winwood At Times We Do Forget
77 Kanye West Love Lockdown
78 Steve Winwood Dirty City
79 Usher Love in this Club
80 Steve Winwood Fly
81 Portishead The Rip
82 Kanye West See You In My Nightmare
83 Spiritualized Soul on Fire
84 Kanye West Heartless
85 Rihanna Disturbia
86 Kanye West Bad News
87 Hercules and Love Affair Hercules Theme
88 Vampire Weekend The Kids Don't Stand a Chance
89 Death Cab For Cutie I Will Posess Your Heart
90 Vampire Weekend Campus
91 Amadou & Mariam Sabali
92 Vampire Weekend M79
93 Erykah Badu The Healer
94 Vampire Weekend Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
95 TV on the Radio Love Dog
96 TV on the Radio DLZ
97 Oasis Shocking of the Lightning
98 TV on the Radio Love Dog
99 Hot Chip One Pure Thought
100 TV on the Radio Red Dress
101 R.E.M. Supernatural Superserious
102 TV on the Radio Family Tree
103 Crystal Castles Untrust Us
104 TV on the Radio Crying
105 Keane Spiralling
106 Script I'm Yours
107 Say Hi Back Before We Were Brittle
108 Script If You See Kay
109 Say Hi Toil and Trouble
110 Script Before the Worst
111 R.E.M. Mr. Richards
112 Pretenders The Nothing Maker
113 R.E.M. Hollow Man
114 Plain White T's Serious Mistake
115 R.E.M. Man-Sized Wreath
116 Pink Sober
117 R.E.M. Living Well Is The Best Revenge
118 Other Lives Epic
119 Nada Surf Beautiful Beat
120 Okkervil River Calling And Not Calling My Ex
121 Nada Surf See These Bones
122 Offspring Stuff Is Messed Up
123 My Morning Jacket Touch Me I'm Going To Scream
124 Alanis Morissette Incomplete
125 My Morning Jacket Smokin' from Shootin'
126 Alanis Morissette Not As We
127 Mann, Aimee Thirty One Today
128 Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
129 Mann, Aimee Borrowing Time
130 Ladytron Burning Up
131 Mann, Aimee Phoenix
132 Lady Gaga Just Dance
133 Mann, Aimee Looking for Nothing
134 Kings of Leon Sex on Fire
135 Mann, Aimee Freeway
136 Kaiser Chiefs Remember You're A Girl
137 Jars of Clay God Will Lift Up Your Head
138 Kaiser Chiefs Akways Happens Like That
139 Jars of Clay Show You Love
140 Kaiser Chiefs You Want History
141 Jars of Clay I Need You
142 James Hunter Tell Her
143 Vanessa Hudgens Don't Leave
144 Hot Chip Made In the Dark
145 Hey Monday Arizona
146 Hot Chip Touch Too Much
147 Hey Monday Obvious
148 Jackie Greene When You Return
149 Al Green All I Need
150 Fleet Foxes Blue Ridge Mountains
151 Al Green You've Got the Love I Need
152 Femi Kuti Dem Funny
153 Fleet Foxes Your Protector
154 Brian Eno & David Byrne The Lighthouse
155 Fleet Foxes Ragged Wood
156 Brian Eno & David Byrne One Fine Day
157 Fleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal
158 Duke Spirit Into the Fold
159 Duffy Mercy
160 Brett Dennen Make You Crazy
161 Death Cab For Cutie I'm In Love With A Girl
162 Brett Dennen When She's Gone
163 Death Cab For Cutie Long Division
164 Crystal Castles Knights
165 Death Cab For Cutie Grapevine Fires
166 Crystal Castles 1991
167 Death Cab For Cutie Cath
168 Crystal Castles Magic Spells
169 Sheryl Crow Lullaby for Wyatt
170 Coldplay Strawberry Swing
171 Sheryl Crow Love Is All There Is
172 Coldplay 42
173 Cat Power I Believe In You
174 Coldplay Lost!
175 Calexico Red Blooms
176 Coldplay Cemetaries of London
177 Calexico El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
178 Dennis Brown Can't Take Another Day
179 Calexico Slowness
180 Dennis Brown Give Me Your Loving
181 Calexico House of Valpariso
182 British Sea Power Canvey Island
183 Calexico Inspiracion
184 British Sea Power Waving Flags
185 Calexico Writer's Minor Holiday
186 British Sea Power No Lucifer
187 Calexico Victor Jara's Hands
188 Beck Volcano
189 Erykah Badu Soldier
190 Beck Chemtrails
191 Adele Crazy For You
192 Cut Copy Strangers in the Wind
193 Cure Underneath the Stars
194 Becker, Walter Downtown Canon
195 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
196 Katy Perry I Kissed a Girl
197 David Byrne & Brian Eno Strange Overtones
198 Beck Gamma Ray
199 Erykah Badu Me
200 Martha Wainwright Bleeding All Over You

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Albums

1 Joe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus And The Musterion Of Rock
2 Todd Rundgren /Arena
3 Carolina Liar Coming to Terms
4 Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
5 My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
6 Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
7 TV on the Radio Dear Science
8 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
9 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
10 Killers Day & Age
11 M83 Saturdays = Youth
12 Cut Copy In Ghost Colors

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nicolas
I'm listening to a wonderful Spanish pop album :
Serpentina - Planeando en tu azotea
Honorio, do you know that album ? Delicious retro pop reminiscent of Belle and Sebasyian with a touch of easy listening ? It will be on my list.
DanM you might like it

Good choice, Nic, I never heard before Serpentina and I liked it, although my 2008 choices for Spanish music would go to Christina Rosenvinge’s “Tu labio superior” (album) and Sr. Chinarro’s “Los ángeles” (song). But I wouldn’t be surprised if it shows on Miguel’s list (it’s more of your style, am I right?). Anyway there is a long tradition of easy listening and sweet pop Spanish bands (especially from the rainy North of Spain) not so directly influenced by Belle & Sebastian but from Family, a short-lived band from the Basque Country that released a highly influential album in 1994. There are even two labels especialized in this kind of music, Elefant Records and Siesta Records.

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Honorio
nicolas
I'm listening to a wonderful Spanish pop album :
Serpentina - Planeando en tu azotea
Honorio, do you know that album ? Delicious retro pop reminiscent of Belle and Sebasyian with a touch of easy listening ? It will be on my list.
DanM you might like it

Good choice, Nic, I never heard before Serpentina and I liked it, although my 2008 choices for Spanish music would go to Christina Rosenvinge’s “Tu labio superior” (album) and Sr. Chinarro’s “Los ángeles” (song). But I wouldn’t be surprised if it shows on Miguel’s list (it’s more of your style, am I right?). Anyway there is a long tradition of easy listening and sweet pop Spanish bands (especially from the rainy North of Spain) not so directly influenced by Belle & Sebastian but from Family, a short-lived band from the Basque Country that released a highly influential album in 1994. There are even two labels especialized in this kind of music, Elefant Records and Siesta Records.


What a coincidence! It's the album that just was listening this morning when I was walking to work! I had heard it when it was released in 2008, and of course this album will be on my Top 20. There is information in English about the band (They are from Valencia, like Honorio!) in the Elefant Web. Here you can read an interesting review of the album, also in English. The album is available on Spotify and Deezer. My favourite songs are El universo, Cambio de vida and Querido miedo .

By the way, Hon: my favourite song of Sr. Chinarro's album Ronroneando is Tímidos, perhaps the best song composed by Antonio Luque.
And I'm afraid I don't like Tu labio superior (or any album by Christina Rosenvinge)

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I, on the other hand, like Christina Rosenvinge. What a sexy album!

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Albums

1. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
2. Deerhunter - Microcastle
3. No Age - Nouns
4. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
5. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
6. Portishead - Third
7. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
8. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
9. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
10. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

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1. Las Escarlatinas: Al galope
2. Aimee Mann: @#%&*! Smilers
3. Los Punsetes: Los Punsetes
4. Fleet Floxes: Fleet Floxes
5. Lucas 15: Lucas 15
6. Neil Halstead: Oh! Mighty Engine
7. Joe Jackson: Rain
8. Marah: Angels of Destruction
9. Duffy: Rockferry
10. Josele Santiago: Loco encontrao
11. Serpentina: Planeando en tu azotea
12. Espanto: Ísimos
13. Sr. Chinarro: Ronroneando
14. Nacho Vegas: El manifiesto desastre
15. Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
16. Gary Louris: Vagabonds
17. El Perro Del Mar: From the Valley to the Stars
18. Tachenko: Esta vida pide otra
19. Manel: Els millors professors europeus
20. Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw

21. Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark
22. Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
23. The Chapin Sisters: Lake Bottom LP
24. Eric Matthews: The Imagination Stage
25. Vetiver: Things of the Past
26. Barton Carroll: The Lost One
27. The Magnetic Fields: Distortion
28. Elurretan: Momo eta beste izak
29. El Consorcio: Querido Juan
30. Lidia Damunt: En la isla de las bufandas
31. Austin Lucas: Put the Hammer Down
32. Russian Red: I Love Your Glasses
33. Mason Jennings: In the Ever
34. Baby Dee: Safe Inside the Day
35. Lambchop: OH (Ohio)
36. Yann Tiersen: Tabarly
37. Jonathan Richman: Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild
38. Sun Kil Moon: April
39. Klaus & Kinski: Tu hoguera está ardiendo
40. Tom Jones: 24 Hours
41. Stereolab: Chemical Chords
42. Albert Pla: La diferencia
43. Travolta: Manual de redención
44. Death Cab For Cutie: Narrow Stairs
45. John Hiatt: Same Old Man

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Songs

1. Duffy: Mercy
2. Aimee Mann: Freeway
3. Los Punsetes: Fondo de armario
4. Las Escarlatinas: Tiempo
5. Russian Red: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
6. Manel: En la que el Bernat se’t troba
7. Marah: Coughing Up Blood
8. Sr. Chinarro: Tímidos
9. Lucas 15: El sacaúntos de Allariz
10. Fleet Floxes: White Winter Hymnal
11. Josele Santiago: Baila el viento
12. Lucas 15: Teresina
13. Los Punsetes: Dos policías
14. Las Escarlatinas: La sonrisa del chico de deportes
15. Marah: Old Time Tickin’ Away
16. Aimee Mann: Looking for Nothing
17. Las Escarlatinas: Dormir o morir
18. Los Punsetes: Pinta de tarao
19. Joe Jackson: Invisible Man
20. Los Punsetes: Queridoalberto

21. Las Escarlatinas: Mi buhardilla six
22. Las Escarlatinas: La heroína
23. Las Escarlatinas: Las vírgenes shibuyas
24. Serpentina: Cambio de vida
25. Marah: Angels on a Passing Train
26. Aimee Mann: Borrowing Time
27. Barton Carroll: Superman
28. Sr. Chinarro: Los amores reñidos
29. Goldfrapp: Happiness
30. Fleet Floxes: Ragged Wood
31. Lucas 15: Moces a bailar
32. Josele Santiago: Fotocopia
33. Tindersticks: Yesterday Tomorrows
34. Aimee Mann: Stranger into Starman
35. Fleet Floxes: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
36. Joe Jackson: The Uptown Train
37. Gary Louris: Vagabonds
38. Las Escarlatinas: Una pequeña inundación
39. Duffy: Rockferry
40. The Chapin Sisters: Hey
41. Fleet Floxes: He Doesn’t Know Why
42. Los Punsetes: Fin del mundo
43. Lucas 15: Los fayeos de mayo
44. Neil Halstead: Oh! Mighty Engine
45. El Perro Del Mar: How Did We Forget
46. Josele Santiago: Siendo güeno
47. The Chapin Sisters: Wash Away
48. Lucas 15: Adios la mio vaca pinta
49. Serpentina: Querido miedo
50. Las Escarlatinas: El fin

51. Duffy: Warwick Avenue
52. Josele Santiago: Bernardo
53. Serpentina: El universo
54. Joe Jackson: Too Tough
55. Neil Halstead: Little Twig
56. Joe Jackson: King Pleasure Time
57. Los Punsetes: CI
58. Las Escarlatinas: Seguiré
59. Manel: Ai Dolors
60. Espanto: A ver si nos vemos
61. Elurretan: Me gustas tú
62. The Magnetic Fields: Three-Way
63. Eric Matthews: Well Known Liar
64. El Consorcio: Vencedor o vencido
65. Joe Jackson: Citizen Sane
66. Espanto: Ya vendrán otros
67. Goldfrapp: Clowns
68. Brian Wilson: Forever She’ll Be My Surfer Girl
69. Neil Halstead: Witless or Wise
70. Elurretan: Erdan naihago
71. Espanto: El último día de las vacaciones
72. Tachenko: Hacia el huracán
73. Aimee Mann: It’s Over
74. Fleet Floxes: Your Protector
75. Neil Halstead: Always the Good

76. Marah: Angels of Destruction
77. Brian Wilson: Morning Beat
78. Manel: Avis per a navegants
79. Eric Matthews: Little 18
80. Elurretan: Abandónate
81. Nacho Vegas: Detener el tiempo
82. Neil Halstead: Paint a Face
83. Duffy: Stepping Stone
84. Nacho Vegas: Nuevas mañanas
85. Las Escarlatinas: Sádica heráldica
86. Neil Diamond: Forgotten
87. Nacho Vegas: Crujidos
88. Vetiver: Houses
89. Brian Wilson: Can’t Wait Too Long
90. Neil Diamond: One More Bite of the Apple
91. Vetiver: Standing
92. Sr. Chinarro: La parra marchita
93. Tachenko: Exhibiciones
94. The Chapin Sister: Shady River
95. Tachenko: Ella es la primera
96. The Magnetic Fields: California Girls
97. Tindersticks: E-Type
98. El Perro Del Mar: You Can’t Steal a Gift
99. Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Possess Your Heart
100. Lambchop: Slipped, Dissolved and Loosed

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Songs


1 . The Hold Steady - Lord, I'm Discouraged
2 . Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
3 . Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
4 . Drive-by Truckers - Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife
5 . Drive-by Truckers - Perfect Timing
6 . Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
7 . Ron Sexsmith - The Impossible World
8 . The Tallest Man On Earth - The Gardener
9 . Toumani Diabate - Kaounding Cissoko
10 . Hayes Carll - Beaumont
11 . Conor Oberst - I Don't Wanna Die (In The Hospital)
12 . Nick Cave - Midnight Man
13 . Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Black Eyes
14 . Vampire Weekend - M79
15 . Dick Annegarn - D'abord un verre
16 . Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
17 . Alain Bashung - Résidents de la République
18 . Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
19 . Eli Paperboy Reed - The Satisfier
20 . Serpentina - Cambio de vida

21 . Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises
22 . The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis
23 . Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
24 . Femi Kuti - You Better Ask Yourself
25 . Seun Kuti - Many Things
26 . Gérard Manset - Genre humain
27 . The Tallest Man On Earth - I Won't Be Found
28 . Melingo - Pequeno Paria
29 . Toumani Diabaté - Cantelowes
30 . Drive-by Truckers - A Ghost to Most
31 . Merz - Malcom
32 . Jazz Liberatorz - Vacation
33 . Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
34 . Bar Kokhba - Sother
35 . Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
36 . The Streets - On the Flip of a Coin
37 . Estelle - American Boy
38 . Portishead - The Rip
39 . The Hold Steady - One for the Cutters
40 . Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yards Dash
41 . TV On The Radio - Halfway Home
42 . The Dodos - Walking
43 . William Sheller - Tout ira bien
44 . The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend
45 . Toumani Diabaté - Si Naani
46 . Nick Cave - Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
47 . The Black Keys - Strange Times
48 . Dick Annegarn - Quelle poule pond tant ?
49 . Old Crow Medicine Show - The Greatest Hustler of All
50 . Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Going Up The Country
51 . Sigur Ros - Inni Mer Singur Vitleysingur
52 . Elbow - Starlings
53 . Otis Taylor & Alvin Youngblood Hart - Deep Blue Sea
54 . Melingo - ¡Cha digo!
55 . Gérard Manset - Dans un jardin que je sais
56 . Hugh Coltman - Voices
57 . Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
58 . Al Green - No One Like You
59 . Fleet Foxes - Your Protector
60 . Hayes Carll - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
61 . Laura Marling - Night Terror
62 . Toumani Diabaté - Djourou Kara Nany
63 . Kings Of Leon - Closer
64 . Drive-by Truckers - The Righteous Path
65 . The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
66 . Femi Kuti - Oyimbo
67 . Coldplay - Violet Hill
68 . Erykah Badu - Soldier
69 . The Black Crowes - Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution
70 . Eden Brent - Mississippi Flatland Blues
71 . Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
72 . Melingo - Montmartre de hoy
73 . Rokia Traoré - Dounia
74 . Amadou & Mariam - Masiteladi
75 . Gérard Manset - Comme un lego
76 . Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
77 . TV On The Radio - Family Tree
78 . The Dodos - Fools
79 . Victor Démé - Chérie
80 . Laura Marling - Ghosts
81 . The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
82 . Deerhunter - Agoraphobia
83 . TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose
84 . Tomcat Courtney - I Wonder
85 . The Hellacopters - Darling Darling

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Albums
1. Portishead- Third
2. Shed - Shedding the past
3. DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
4.. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
5. Grace Jones Hurricane
6. Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
7. Alain Bashung - Bleu pétrole
8. Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider - Silent City
9. M83 - Saturday = Youth
10.Johan Johansson - Fordlandia

Songs-

1. M83- Graveyard Girl
2. Beyonce- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
3. Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
4. Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat
5. The Juan McLean - Happy House
6. Deerhunter- Nothing Ever Happened
7. Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal
8. Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
9. Grace Jones - William's Blood
10.The Bug - Angry
11.M83- Kim & Jessie
12.Portishead- Machine Gun
13.Fever Ray - If I had a heart
14.Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
15.Shed - Another Wedged Chicken
16.Kanye West- Love Lockdown
17.The Bug - Skeng
18.Shed - Slow Motion Replay
19.Fleet Foces - My Protector
20.Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

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2008 is one of my all-time favorite years. Almost on par with the 50s, 60s or 70s. The amount of great music for my 1970 ears is fantastic.


1 . Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (all time #16)
2 . Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
3 . The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
4 . Toumani Diabaté - The Mandé Variations
5 . The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
6 . Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
7 . Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
8 . Gérard Manset - Manitoba ne répond plus
9 . Femi Kuti - Day By Day
10 . Dick Annegarn - Soleil du soir
11 . Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Many Things
12 . Melingo - Maldito Tango
13 . Ron Sexsmith - Exit Strategy Of the Soul
14 . Serpentina - Planeando en tu azotea
15 . Hayes Carll - Trouble In mind
16 . Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
17 . Bar Kokhba - Lucifer : Book of Angels vol 10
18 . Eli Paperboy Reed - Roll With You
19 . Alain Bashung - Bleu Pétrole
20 . Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One
(4th World War)

21 . Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
22 . The Dodos - Visiter
23 . TV On The Radio - Dear Science,
24 . Blitzen Trapper - Furr
25 . Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
26 . Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vit Spilum Endalanst
27 . Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher
28 . Hugh Coltman - Stories From The Safe House
29 . Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali
30 . Tomcat Courtney - Downsville Blues
31 . Merz - Moi et mon camion
32 . Al Green - Lay It Down
33 . Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Ready For The Flood
34 . Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
35 . Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
36 . Hercules & Love Affair
37 . Portishead - 3rd
38 . Otis Taylor - Recapturing The Banjo
39 . Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
40 . British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music ?

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I spend a bunch of time working on these decade polls, listening to a lot of mostly great music. So coming and just posting my list like a hen lays an egg is somewhat frustrating.

I really liked Dan M's commented list last time so I'll do this for 2009. For 2008 I'll give you a few comments because I'm going to London tomorrow for 5 days and I don't have much time.

I already told you about Fleet Foxes during the all time poll. This is my favorite album by far.

Then comes a couple of records that were hard to decide between. The Drive-by Truckers album won because of my love for double albums and thanks to the great country-rock, Southern sound and despite the fact that it's a little uneven. But many songs are fantastic (the ones on my song list), the others really fine. I love that 3-guitars, 3 songwriters band and this album is my favorite because of its great variety.

Stay Positive is a very powerful record, pretty close in quality but also in style to the former, especially in the narrative lyrics. It's written like short stories, and it reminds me of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, my favorite album of all time. Except that in the 00's the Hold Steady made better records than Springsteen.

Recording a solo album on the kora might be challenging, but what Toumani Diabaté achieved on Mandé Variations is a real tour de force. The man is a virtuoso on his instrument, and takes you to a mystical journey which his also a tribute to his Mandingo roots.

Then comes a group of 3 excellent albums : Vampire Weekend is first because of its originality and its impressing first "side". On the contrary , Dig Lazarus Dig!! impresses by its continuing quality and of course its lyrics. Tallest Man On Earth is a folk UFO, ballsy as ever. Paradoxically its closeness to early Dylan outings makes it a very ballsy effort because in the end he manages to come up with something entirely personal.

After that comes a group of almost inextricable pack of brilliant "world" albums (2 French, 2 Nigerians, 2 Spanish/Argentian) plus a Canadian songwriter (Ron Sexsmith). All have a distinctive sound, even if that implies walking in his dad's foosteps like Seun Kuti does, while his big brother Femi uses more Western influences. Dick Annegarn is the best French folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Manset is a freebird on the French scene with his very poetic lyrics, his out-of-time music and his incredibly passionate voice. And Melingo is a sort of Argentinian Tom Waits with his broken tangos.

Then, what I would call excellent "genre" albums. Jazz/klezmer, country, old-school and contemporary soul, plus the Bashung album. That one is much more than the sum of its parts. I'm a bit disappointed by this album, especially because I don't like Gaetan Roussel who wrote most of the tracks, even if track one and "Résidents" are excellent songs. Happy there is a couple of wonderful Manset songs including his classic "Il voyage en solitaire" (He travels alone)as a closer, which will be his swan song. Also a ballsy cover of Cohen's "Suzanne". I realize that, having so much to say about it, maybe I placed him too low but to hell with rankings

as usual, I was about to give "a few comments", and finally you got this huge block of text...

Now London here I come

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1 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
2 Neon Neon - Stainless Style
3 Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
4 Spiritualized - Songs In A & E
5 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
6 Late Of The Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
7 Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.
8 Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
9 Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
10 She & Him - Volume One
11 Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances
12 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
13 Howlin' Rain - Magnificent Fiend
14 Ida Maria - Fortress Around My Heart
15 Fennesz - Black Sea
16 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
17 School Of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
18 Cass McCombs - Dropping The Writ
19 Endless Boogie - Focus Level
20 Portishead - Third
21 The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
22 Robert Forster - The Evangelist
23 Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
24 The Heads - Dead In The Water
25 Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
26 Foals - Antidotes
27 Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
28 These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
29 Women - Women
30 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
31 The Kills - Midnight Boom
32 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
33 Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
34 Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
35 The Bronx - The Bronx
36 Sic Alps - U.S. Ez
37 Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
38 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
39 Pocahaunted - Island Diamonds
40 Nick Cave - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
41 White Denim - Workout Holiday
42 The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers
43 Jack Rose - Dr Ragtime & His Pals
44 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
45 Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
46 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
47 M83 - Saturdays = Youth
48 Beck - Modern Guilt
49 Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
50 Sun Araw - Beach Head
51 Empire Of The Sun - Empire Of The Sun
52 Raccoo-oo-oon - Raccoo-oo-oon
53 The Week That Was - The Week That Was
54 Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
55 No Age - Nouns
56 Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
57 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
58 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Sunday At Devil Dirt
59 Los Campesinos - Hold On Now Youngster...
60 Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
61 Lindsay Buckingham - Gift Of Screws
62 Shearwater - Rook
63 The Dodos - Visiter
64 The Black Keys - Attack & Release
65 Black Mountain - In The Future
66 Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
67 James Blackshaw - Litany Of Echoes
68 TK Webb & The Visions - Ancestor
69 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
70 Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
71 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
72 Toumani Diabate - The Mande Variations
73 MV & EE - Drone Trailer
74 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
75 Beach House - Devotion
76 The War On Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues
77 Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
78 The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
79 Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head
80 Crystal Stilts - Alight Of Night
81 Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
82 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
83 The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
84 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
85 Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
86 Joan As Policewoman - To Survive
87 Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
88 Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
89 Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
90 Mystery Jets - Twenty One
91 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
92 Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'
93 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
94 Santogold - Santogold
95 REM - Accelerate
96 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
97 The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
98 James Jackson Toth - Waiting In Vain
99 The Night Marchers - See You In Magic
100 Bloc Party - Intimacy

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

ALBUMS:

1. FLEET FOXES "Fleet Foxes + Sun Giant"
2. VAMPIRE WEEKEND "Vampire Weekend"
3. ROKIA TRAORÉ "Tchamantché"
4. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!"
5. THE LAST SHADOW PUPETTS "The Age of Understatement"
6. GOLDFRAPP "Seventh Tree"
7. PORTISHEAD "Third"
8. ERIKAH BADU "New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)"
9. FEMI KUTI "Day by Day"
10. SPIRITUALIZED "Songs in A&E"
11. CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE "Tu labio superior"
12. THE HOLD STEADY "Stay Positive"
13. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS "Brighter Than Creation's Dark"
14. CONOR OBERST "Conor Oberst"
15. THE DODOS "Visiter"
16. DEERHUNTER "Microcastle"
17. CALEXICO "Carried to Dust"
18. THOSE DANCING DAYS "In Our Space Hero Suits"
19. SERPENTINA "Planeando en tu azotea"
20. AVISHAI COHEN TRIO "Gently Disturbed"
21. RAPHAEL SAADIQ "The Way I See It"
22. DENGUE FEVER "Venus on Earth"
23. AMADOU & MARIAM "Welcome to Mali"
24. ALAIN BASHUNG "Bleu pétrole"
25. KANYE WEST "808s & Heartbreak"


SONGS:

1. THE LAST SHADOW PUPETTS "Standing Next to Me"
2. FLEET FOXES "White Winter Hymnal"
3. ROKIA TRAORÉ "Dounia"
4. FEMI KUTI "You Better Ask Yourself"
5. SPIRITUALIZED "Soul on Fire"
6. COLDPLAY "Viva la Vida"
7. M83 "Kim & Jessie"
8. PORTISHEAD "The Rip"
9. GOLDFRAPP "Clowns"
10. DEERHUNTER "Agoraphobia"
11. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!"
12. SPIRITUALIZED "Death Take Your Fiddle"
13. SR. CHINARRO "Los ángeles"
14. CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE "La distancia adecuada"
15. THOSE DANCING DAYS "Run Run"
16. FLEET FOXES "He Doesn't Know Why"
17. THE DODOS "Winter"
18. VAMPIRE WEEKEND "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance"
19. DENGUE FEVER "Tiger Phone Card"
20. AMADOU & MARIAM "Sabali"
21. DUFFY "Mercy"
22. ERYKAH BADU "Honey"
23. HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR "Blind"
24. DEVOTCHKA "The Clockwise Witness"
25. CALEXICO "Víctor Jara's Hands"
26. ROKIA TRAORÉ "Koronoko"
27. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "More News From Nowhere"
28. BECK "Chemtrails"
29. THE LAST SHADOW PUPETTS "Meeting Place"
30. THE NEW RAEMON "Tú, Garfunkel"
31. GIRLS "Lust for Life"
32. DEERHUNTER "Nothing Ever Happened"
33. THE HOLD STEADY "Sequestered in Memphis"
34. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS "The Righteous Path"
35. CONOR OBERST "Cape Cañaveral"
36. BLITZEN TRAPPER "Black River Killer"
37. ROBERT FOSTER "Let Your Light In, Babe"
38. MANEL "En la que el Bernat se't troba"
39. FLEET FOXES "Mykonos"
40. SIGUR RÓS "Gobledigook"
41. GOLDFRAPP "A&E"
42. ERIKAH BADU "The Healer"
43. KANYE WEST "Say You Will"
44. RAPHAEL SAADIQ feat. STEVIE WONDER and CJ "Never Give You Up"
45. THE LAST SHADOW PUPETTS "My Mistakes Were Made for You"
46. FLEET FOXES "Ragged Wood"
47. THE DODOS "Fools"
48. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "Today's Lesson"
49. AVISHAI COHEN TRIO "Lo baiom velo balyla"
50. ROKIA TRAORÉ "Kounandi"


FAVOURITE COMPILATION: NINA SIMONE "To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story"


The Spotify link for the songs list

My favourite Spanish song of 2008: Sr. Chinarro's "Los ángeles"

Who wants to be damned forever? Antonio Luque, the only permanent member of Sr. Chinarro, played that maudit card profusely from the very beginning but especially during the second third of his career. In his first period he unfolded his personal universe with lyrics "filled by strange poetics of the everyday but with a conscious deformation of the forms becaming pure riddles" (in L.S. Daniel words for lafonoteca.net), music influences of goth-rock (Joy Division but especially The Cure) and slowcore (Codeine, Low) and a trademark apathetic vocal style. The zenith of this first third of his prolific career was his 1997 album "El porqué de mis peinados" ("The Reason of My Haircuts").
During the second half of the 90s he was a critic darling if there's one and the idol of a vast minority. But he always got the tendency to sabotage his own projects, firing constantly the musicians of his own band and making disdainful statements about his own albums, even during the promotional period (to the desperation of his record company!). His albums of this period tended to be a mess, a music chaos with his lethargic voice on top, being the most difficult of them all "La primera ópera envasada al vacío" ("The First Vaccum-Packed Opera", 2001). As you can see, the names of his albums and songs were always funny and clever.
But who wants to be damned forever? After some personal changes (becoming a father, moving from Sevilla to Málaga), he decided to leave his record label for ten years, Acuarela (even it was the most suitable label for Sr. Chinarro that anyone can think) and to opt for a more precise, clear and powerful sound without resign to his distinguishing traits. The results of this changes were some albums that were immediately lauded by the critics and that achieved a (minor) mainstream success for Luque, "El fuego amigo" ("The Friendly Fire", 2005) and "El mundo según" ("The World According to", 2006). The controversial behaviour of Luque is showcased in the comments on his blog directed to his most harsh fans that criticized the more conventional sound of these albums: "For the ones that miss my shoddy works of the 90s, I'm going to pick a junk tape recorder. I will record an album like these every month. I'll sell by mail on tape. So calm down, my sons. Maybe like that, as nostalgia business, I could get to know who you really are, because during the 90s I felt so, so alone". How to make friends...
The third album of this "conventional" trilogy was "Ronroneando" ("Purring", 2008), a more uneven album but the one that contained my favourite song from Antonio Luque, "Los ángeles" ("The Angels"). The protagonist awakes just to notice the emptiness of the other half of the bed and he describes his feelings as an abandoned lover with ambivalence and strangeness but also with diversity of range, from mad hope ("I closed my eyes wishing to see you") to sad acceptance ("In the morning I looked to the blinding sun / I could see life better and I didn't like it"). Luque showcases also his usual mastery on twisting the sense of set phrases, in this case about the sex of angels, playing with the double meaning of "sex" as "sex" and as "gender" and with the Spanish set phrase that refers to a sterile discussion as "to talk about the gender of angels" (by the way the "los ángeles" of the song is Spanish for "the angels", it has nothing to do with that city in California). Musically sustained by a Cure-sounding bass line and a jangly guitar crescendo, "Los ángeles" is the most similar to a hit on Sr. Chinarro's output.


LOS ÁNGELES
Composer and performer: SR. CHINARRO
First release: 2008 ("Ronroneando" album)
Length: 3'27"

Un soplo de aire frío por el colchón
y al poco una quietud sorprendente,
bajo cero el silencio del refrigerador,
cerré los ojos de ganas de verte.

Cuando noté que no estabas llegó el terror,
eché la culpa al alcohol que tomaba,
a la pinta del cielo, qué mala, por Dios,
estaba muerto de miedo y cantaba,
y cantaba…

No tienen sexo los ángeles,
no tienen sexo los ángeles.

Te quitaste del medio con rapidez,
como en la vez en que no supe nada.
El aire helado que fuiste y que vino a traición
quedó divino de muerte en mi espalda.

No pude darme la vuelta o volverme atrás,
cobarde ante una pared desnuda y blanca.
Por la mañana miré hacia el sol cegador
y vi la vida mejor y no me gustaba,
y no me gustaba.

No tienen sexo los ángeles,
no tienen sexo los ángeles,
no tienen sexo los ángeles,
no.



THE ANGELS

A puff of fresh air on the mattress
and then a suprising stillness,
below zero the silence of the refrigerator,
I closed my eyes wishing to see you.

When I realized you left the terror came,
I blamed it on the alcohol I drank,
on the overcast sky, Christ, it looks awful,
I was scared to death and sang,
and sang …

The angels got no sex,
the angels got no sex.

You got out of the way quickly,
like that time when it was without my knowing.
The frozen air that you were came treacherously
and fitted deadly and divine on my back.

I wasn't able to turn around or look back,
coward in front of a bare white wall.
In the morning I looked to the blinding sun,
I could see life better and I didn't like it,
and I didn't like it.

The angels got no sex,
the angels got no sex,
the angels got no sex,
no.



The official clip has been harshly criticized by the You Tube users because it doesn't illustrate at all the content and meaning of the song. But I don't find it that bad...




The rest of the Spanish Top 5 of 2008:
2. CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE "La distancia adecuada": Maybe I should not have let you play with my skirt / it's so difficult to keep the right distance.
3. THE NEW RAEMON "Tú, Garfunkel": And if she brings Chinese food / from the Panda Bear restaurant / suddenly it gets cold / and I got choked with the rice / I'm Simon / you're Garfunkel.
4. MANEL "En la que el Bernat se't troba": We chatted, we laughed and we made love / she talked about her country and the things she's doing here / in a Spanish quite strange but surprisingly florid.
5. TACHENKO "Hacia el huracán": Sometimes I go right through the hurricane.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums:

1 | Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes
2 | TV on the Radio | Dear Science
3 | Vampire Weekend | Vampire Weekend
4 | Elbow | The Seldom Seen Kid
5 | Portishead | Third
6 | Melingo | Maldito Tango
7 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
8 | The Tallest Man on Earth | Shallow Grave
9 | Santogold | Santogold
10 | Dengue Fever | Venus on Earth
11 | Cut Copy | In Ghost Colours
12 | Serpentina | Planeando en tu azotea
13 | Hayes Carll | Trouble in Mind
14 | Onda Vaga | Fuerte y caliente
15 | Victor Démé | Victor Démé
16 | Hercules and Love Affair | Hercules and Love Affair
17 | Erykah Badu | New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
18 | Hot Chip | Made in the Dark
19 | Banda de Turistas | Mágico corazón radiofónico
20 | M83 | Saturdays = Youth

21 | The Bug | London Zoo
22 | Rupa & the April Fishes | Extraordinary Rendition
23 | El Columpio Asesino | La gallina
24 | Gérard Manset | Manitoba ne répond plus
25 | Teleradio Donoso | Bailar y Llorar
26 | Lil Wayne | Tha Carter III
27 | The Warsaw Village Band | Infinity
28 | Avishai Cohen Trio | Gently Disturbed
29 | Deerhunter | Microcastle
30 | The Last Shadow Puppets | The Age of the Understatement

Some comments on a few of the albums on my list that are not on AM:

As nicolas pointed out, Melingo is a sort of Argentinian Tom Waits. His voice is gravelly like Waits’ and in his own way he is as idiosyncratic as Waits. Of course, you have to enjoy tango music to appreciate this album, but this is hardly the kind of light, export-friendly tango you can dance to. It is a back-to-basics reinvention of tango where the singer’s voice is the prominent feature and where enjoyment of the tango music lies in the unexpected turns the rhythms take. An intriguing and unusual album.

Dengue Fever are a band from L.A. fronted by a Cambodian-born woman who sings most of the songs in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia. Apparently their music pays homage to the Cambodian pop scene of the 60s/70s (which I clearly need to check out pronto). There’s a Southeast Asian sound in the melodies; there’s surfer pop, lounge, subtle alt-rock, and the driving force throughout the album is psychedelic pop. A bit cheesy it certainly is, but it’s done with such warmth that it didn’t take me long to succumb to the album’s charms. (Thanks Honorio!)

Onda Vaga is a band who formed in Uruguay but who are currently based in Argentina. I guess their style can best be described as Acoustic Latin Pop/Rock. The percussion is basic and one of the band members plays the trombone, but most of the time it’s just a bunch of guys having fun strumming their guitars and singing a happy tune – they all tend to sing the same notes and they don’t really have the strongest of voices, but who cares when their main reason for making music is to have fun and when every note is played with uninhibited joy.

Victor Démé is a singer/songwriter from Burkina Faso, which borders on the south of Mali. His inventive style of West African Manding music contains Latin American influences, folky blues and the odd ballad. It is music that is so relaxed and laidback that it’s almost hypnotic, but an air of confidence permeates every song and Démé’s fine, soulful voice commands attention.

Only 1 more year from the noughties to listen to!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums
1)Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2)Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
3)TV On The Radio - Dear Science
4)Vampire Weekend - vampire Weekend
5)Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
6)Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
7)My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
8)The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
9)Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
10)Portishead - Third

Songs
1)Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
2)Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
3)M83 - Kim & Jessie
4)Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
5)Coldplay - Viva La Vida
6)TV On The Radio - Golden Age
7)Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why
8)Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
9)Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
10)Ladyhawke - My Delirium

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Not really an outstanding year from my point of view :

Albums :

1) The Dodos - Visiter
2) Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
3) Puppetmastaz - The Takeover
4) Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
5) Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
6) Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster
7) TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
8) Born Ruffians - Red Yellow and Blue
9) Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
10) Benga - Diary of an Afro Warrior
11) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
12) She & Him - Volume One
13) Portishead - Third
14) Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
15) Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too
16) Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel


Songs :

1) Dodos, The - The Season
2) TV on the Radio - Love Dog
3) Dodos, The - Fools
4) LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas
5) Puppetmastaz - Hallucinate
6) Vampire Weekend - Walcott
7) Flight of the Conchords - Think About It
8) Lil Wayne - 3 Peat
9) Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos!
10) Hercules and Love Affair - Time Will
11) Hot Chip - Out At The Pictures
12) Crystal Castles - Alice Practice
13) Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
14) Lil Wayne - Mr. Carter
15) Elbow - On A Day Like This
16) Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
17) Portishead - The Rip
18) Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
19) Fucked Up - Son the Father
20) Lil Wayne - A Milli
21) Born Ruffians - Little Garçon
22) Dodos, The - Ashley
23) Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
24) Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love for Planet Earth
25) Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

2008 is the year where I disagree the most with the critical consensus. Santogold, Vampire Weekend and Fleet Foxes are all 2.5 star albums for me.

Albums:

1. Duffy - Rockferry
2. Grace Jones - Hurricane
3. The Cure - 4:13 Dream
4. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
5. Janet Jackson - Discipline
6. Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro
7. Wendy & Lisa - White Flags and Winter Chimneys
8. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
9. Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
10. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
11. Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
12. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
13. The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
14. Sparks - Exotic Creatures of the Deep
15. Lady Gaga - The Fame

Songs:

1*. Janelle Monáe - "Many Moons"
1. Duffy - "Mercy"
2. Janet Jackson - "Feedback"
3. Janet Jackson - "Rock With U"
4. The Cure - "Underneath the Stars"
5. Duffy - "Stepping Stone"
6. The Cure - "The Hungry Ghost"
7. Thecocknbullkid - "On My Own Again"
8. The Cure - "Sleep When I'm Dead"
9. Grace Jones - "Corporate Cannibal"
10. Ladyhawke - "Paris Is Burning"
11. Kylie Minogue - "Cherry Bomb"
12. Ladyhawke - "Dusk Til Dawn"
13. Grace Jones - "Williams' Blood"
14. Sam Sparro - "Black and Gold"
15. LCD Soundsystem - "Big Ideas"
16. The Cure - "The Scream"
17. Ladyhawke - "Magic"
18. Janet Jackson - "2Nite"
19. The Cure - "Switch"
20. Duffy - "Distant Dreamer"

*I see sonofsamiam has "Many Moons" on his list. I put it in my 2007 list, but if it counts for 2008 it would be my #1.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Albums

01 | TV On the Radio | Dear Science
02 | Portishead | Third
03 | Deerhunter | Microcastle
04 | Gang Gang Dance | Saint Dympha
05 | Flying Lotus | Los Angeles
06 | Blue Sky Black Death | Late Night Cinema
07 | Have a Nice Life | Deathconciousness
08 | Actress | Hazyville
09 | M83 | Saturdays = Youth
10 | Lindstrom | Where You Go I Go Too
11 | Cut Copy | In Ghost Colors
12 | No Age | Nouns
13 | Spiritualized | Songs in A&E
14 | Colour Haze | All
15 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
16 | Santogold | Santogold
17 | Grouper | Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
18 | Hercules and Love Affair | Hercules and Love Affair
19 | Tricky | Knowle West Boy
20 | The Bug | London Zoo

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

Moonbeam

*I see sonofsamiam has "Many Moons" on his list. I put it in my 2007 list, but if it counts for 2008 it would be my #1.

Looks like the song was released in Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) (which was released in 2007) so it's not eligible.
Only few hours time to vote. Many regulars hasn't voted (yet).
In albums the gap between #9 and #12 is only 8 points.
And in songs gap between #8 and #18 is 35 points. So anything is possbile.

Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008

Here's my lists...

Albums:
1 . Portishead - Third
2 . Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
3 . The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
4 . Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
5 . MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
6 . Black Mountain - In The Future
xxx . The Raveonettes - Beauty Dies [EP]
7 . Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Continued
8 . Cass McCombs - Dropping the Writ
9 . TV on the Radio - Dear Science
10 . The Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground
11 . The Dodos - Visiter
xxx . The Clientele - That Night, A Forest Grew [EP]
12 . Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
13 . The Walkmen - You & Me
14 . The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
15 . Bar Kokhba - Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10
16 . Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
17 . Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
18 . Benga - Diary Of An Afro Warrior
19 . Beck - Modern Guilt
20 . Cat Power - Jukebox
21 . Lou Reed - Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse
22 . Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster!
23 . Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

Songs:
1 . Black Mountain - Wucan
2 . Portishead - Silence
3 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Midnight Man
4 . The Walkmen - In The New Year
5 . Black Mountain - Stormy High
6 . Deerhunter - Twilight at Carbon Lake
7 . The Clientele - Retiro Park
8 . Deerhunter - Microcastle
9 . Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Baltimore
10 . Santogold - Lights Out
11 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - More News From Nowhere
12 . Brian Jonestown Massacre - Darkwave Driver/Big Drill Car
13 . Titus Andronicus - No Future Part Two: The Day After No Future
14 . The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
15 . Cass McCombs - Full Moon Or Infinity
16 . Santogold - You'll Find A Way
17 . The Dodos - Eyelids
18 . TV On The Radio - Golden Age
19 . The Dodos - Fools
20 . The Dodos - Paint The Rust

xxx = ineligible due to being an EP.

Thanks!

Re: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008

No Mindrocker list this month ?

Re: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008

Songs

01 | Portishead | The Rip
02 | Deerhunter | Nothing Ever Happened
03 | TV On the Radio | DLZ
04 | Gang Gang Dance | House Jam
05 | Hercules and Love Affair | Blind
06 | Fleet Foxes | White Winter Hymnal
07 | TV On the Radio | Halfway Home
08 | Deerhunter | Agoraphobia
09 | Portishead | Machine Gun
10 | Duffy | Mercy
11 | Cut Copy | Hearts on Fire
12 | Colour Haze | Silent
13 | Have a Nice Life | Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000
14 | Blue Sky Black Death | A Private Death
15 | Santogold | L.E.S. Artistes
16 | M83 | Kim & Jessie
17 | Spiritualized | Baby I'm Just a Fool
18 | Tricky | Puppy Toy
19 | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)
20 | Actress | Hazyville

Great songs year at the top. My top three albums dominate, with two songs each in the top 10, but they deserve it. I really hope my top 4 can advance, those songs all are masterpieces in different ways. The Rip has that amazing transition from acoustic to electronic, building emotion out of a very simple riff. Nothing Ever Happened is Deerhunter at its peak; the buildup at the end is just glorious. DLZ is TV on the Radio's most underrated song; for some reason acclaim splits quite a bit on this album when I feel that song and Halfway Home are clear standouts. House Jam is so smooth; and IMO the only Gang Gang Dance song for which vocals are not a weakness.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2008

// top 20 LPs/EPs

20 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
19 Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
18 Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English
XX Animal Collective - Water Curses [EP]
17 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
16 Very Best, The - Esau Mwamwaya And Radioclit Are The Very Best
15 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
14 El Guincho - Alegranza!
13 Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
12 Man Man - Rabbit Habits
11 Santogold - Santogold
10 Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
09 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
08 Spiritualized - Songs In A&E
07 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
06 No Age - Nouns
05 Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
04 David Byrne And Brian Eno - Everything That Happens
03 Deerhunter - Microcastles
02 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
01 Portishead - Third

// top 30 tracks
30 Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
29 M83 - Kim & Jessie
28 Sigur Rós - Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
27 Antony And The Johnsons - Shake That Devil
26 Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me
25 Hauschka - Freibad
24 Spiritualized - Soul On Fire
23 Wild Beasts - Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants
22 TV On The Radio - Lover's Day
21 Department Of Eagles - No One Does It Like You
20 Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
19 Kanye West - Love Lockdown
18 No Age - Teen Creeps
17 Subtle - The Crow
16 Santogold - Lights Out
15 TV On The Radio - DLZ
14 Wire - One Of Us
13 Walkmen, The - In The New Year
12 Kanye West - Flashing Lights
11 Hercules And Love Affair - Blind
10 Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
09 MGMT - Time To Pretend
08 Estelle featuring Kanye West - American Boy
07 Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
06 Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
05 Portishead - The Rip
04 David Byrne And Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
03 Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules Theme
02 Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
01 Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

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Songs

1. Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus
2. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
3. Girls - Hellhole Ratface
4. Deerhunter - Agoraphobia
5. Girls - Lust for Life
6. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
7. Crystal Castles - Alice Practice
8. No Age - Teen Creeps
9. Portishead - The Rip
10. The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis
11. Vampire Weekend - Campus
12. Titus Andronicus - Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ
13. Lil Wayne - A Milli
14. TV on the Radio - Halfway Home
15. Fucked Up - Son the Father
16. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
17. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
18. Portishead - Machine Gun
19. Kanye West - Love Lockdown
20. No Age - Ripped Knees

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Results

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - Score ( Voters - Average/voter )
1 . Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes - 837 ( 25 - 33,48 )
2 . Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend - 798 ( 23 - 34,7 )
3 . TV on the Radio - Dear Science - 718 ( 26 - 27,62 )
4 . Portishead - Third - 579 ( 22 - 26,32 )
5 . Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued - 334 ( 15 - 22,27 )
6 . M83 - Saturdays = Youth - 258 ( 13 - 19,85 )
7 . Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - 237 ( 11 - 21,55 )
8 . The Hold Steady - Stay Positive - 236 ( 10 - 23,6 )
9 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - 226 ( 12 - 18,83 )
10 . The Dodos - Visiter - 189 ( 9 - 21 )

11 . The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave - 183 ( 8 - 22,88 )
12 . Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All his Friends - 179 ( 6 - 29,83 )
13 . Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair - 177 ( 9 - 19,67 )
14 . Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna - 150 ( 4 - 37,5 )
15 . Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark - 134 ( 6 - 22,33 )
16 . Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid - 125 ( 8 - 15,63 )
17 . Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak - 122 ( 8 - 15,25 )
18 . Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché - 111 ( 5 - 22,2 )
19 . The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound - 100 ( 3 - 33,33 )
20 . Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III - 96 ( 5 - 19,2 )
21 . Alain Bashung - Bleu pétrole - 95 ( 4 - 23,75 )
22 . Santogold - Santogold - 94 ( 7 - 13,43 )
23 . Erykah Badu | New Amerykah, pt. 1: 4th World War - 89 ( 6 - 14,83 )
24 . No Age - Nouns - 84 ( 5 - 16,8 )
25 . Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs - 80 ( 5 - 16 )

Songs
Rank . Artist – Album Score Voters Average/voter
1 . Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal - 340 ( 16 , 21,25 )
2 . Portishead - The Rip - 286 ( 15 , 19,07 )
3 . M83 - Kim & Jessie - 266 ( 13 , 20,46 )
4 . Duffy - Mercy - 258 ( 8 , 32,25 )
5 . Hercules And Love Affair - Blind [feat. Antony] - 232 ( 10 , 23,2 )
6 . Coldplay - Viva La Vida - 228 ( 8 , 28,5 )
7 . Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened - 227 ( 10 , 22,7 )
8 . TV On the Radio - Halfway Home - 157 ( 9 , 17,44 )
9 . Portishead – Machine Gun - 148 ( 10 , 14,8 )
10 . Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - 146 ( 5 , 29,2 )
10 . Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes - 146 ( 11 , 13,27 )

12 . TV On the Radio - DLZ - 142 ( 5 , 28,4 )
13 . Girls - Hellhole Ratrace - 132 ( 4 , 33 )
14 . Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why - 121 ( 5 , 24,2 )
15 . TV On the Radio - Golden Age - 119 ( 7 , 17 )
16 . Girls - Lust For Life - 114 ( 5 , 22,8 )
17 . Fleet Foxes | Mykonos - 113 ( 4 , 28,25 )
18 . Gang Gang Dance – House Jam - 113 ( 4 , 28,25 )
19 . Elbow - Grounds For Divorce - 110 ( 4 , 27,5 )
20 . The Dodos - Fools - 108 ( 5 , 21,6 )
21 . Beyonce- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - 106 ( 3 , 35,33 )
22 . TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose - 101 ( 4 , 25,25 )
23 . R.E.M - Supernatural Superserious - 87 ( 3 , 29 )
24 . Estelle (featuring Kanye West)- American Boy - 86 ( 3 , 28,67 )
25 . Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song - 86 ( 4 , 21,5 )
25 . Aaron Parks | Nemesis 86 ( 3 , 28,67 )

We have tie in the songs. I'll start a tie-breaker thread soon.

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10 . The Dodos - Visiter - 189 ( 9 - 21 )
11 . The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave - 183 ( 8 - 22,88 )
Really, you guys? The worst of Animal Collective and The White Stripes combined beats the best of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits?

Edit: Well, I might be over exaggerating a little, but I thought Visiter (did that really have to be misspelled?) was one of the worst albums in Moderate.

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Petri

17 . Fleet Foxes | Mykonos - 113 ( 4 , 28,25 )


I guess, this song is still not known enough amongst us ...

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Stephan
10 . The Dodos - Visiter - 189 ( 9 - 21 )
11 . The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave - 183 ( 8 - 22,88 )
Really, you guys? The worst of Animal Collective and The White Stripes combined beats the best of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits?

Edit: Well, I might be over exaggerating a little, but I thought Visiter (did that really have to be misspelled?) was one of the worst albums in Moderate.


Yes, a bit overexaggerating, I would say. Where I can enjoy the Dodos album all the way through, I am not sadomasochistic enough yet to listen to an entire Animal Collective album ...

But it's too bad we didn't decide earlier to let 15 albums go to the final ... our tallest man on earth would have deserved that.

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I like the songs list a lot for this year, though I wish I had voted DLZ as my number 1 so it would have made it. Also I thought Gang Gang Dance had enough to make it in either albums or songs; a little disappointed (along with BillAdama I'm sure) to see them entirely left out.

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Petri
Results

Albums

10 . The Dodos - Visiter - 189 ( 9 - 21 )


Yeaaaaaaaah ! Might end of the bottom 10 on the final list but it will make my top 10 for sure.
Would have been even greater if it was coldplay it had stopped at the gates of the top 10.

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I think Hold Steady over the best Drive By Truckers and Hercules and Love Affair is more egregious than Dodos making it in.

Or at least a Hold Steady album other than Boys And Girls In America. I just don't think they've done anything else good, and everything they've done since gets away from the stuff they're good at.

I also don't understand why so few people like the New Amerykah albums here. Is it because Erykah Badu had an MTV R&B hit in the 90s? Even that was a good song, but nothing she did in the 90s is as imaginative as her last two albums.

Are people not listening to Erykah Badu for some reason, or is it some kind of anti-R&B sentiment?

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Stay Positive as The Hold Steady's only album to make the final is very strange. I think Separation Sunday and Boys and Girls in America are much better, but I guess that's the nature of a poll like this - weak years get the same number of albums as strong years, benefiting Stay Positive and hurting the others. Or maybe there's just more consensus here surrounding Stay Positive, for whatever reason.

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Also, did voters not realize that the Girls' songs were eligible for this year, or do people just not like those songs?

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BillAdama
Are people not listening to Erykah Badu for some reason, or is it some kind of anti-R&B sentiment?
I haven't heard either of the New Amerykah albums entirely, but the songs I have heard seemed a bit directionless and meandering. I'll give Part One a spin some time soon though.

Evan
Also, did voters not realize that the Girls' songs were eligible for this year, or do people just not like those songs?
In hindsight I probably should've put Hellhole Ratrace at 10.

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Stephan
I haven't heard either of the New Amerykah albums entirely, but the songs I have heard seemed a bit directionless and meandering.


Those may be negatives if you're talking about a film, but not about a concept album designed to evoke a sense of directionlessness and meandering. The songs (On the first one at least) put you in a state of fugue and disenfranchisement. It's one of the more original albums of the decade and it didn't even hit the top twenty.

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I'm not sure if 'meanderingness' (probably not a word) should ever be a concept; neither in film nor in music. However, I hadn't realized there was a concept at all, probably due to listening to a song here and there, so that might increase my enjoyment of it.

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we still can change the rules and have 15 albums qualifying, but it,s your call Petri; but anyway, more albums will qualify in the 90s poll next year. It seems like the 11th album is always great

Happy for Nick Cave and Hold Steady, though

I disagree about Stay Positive. IMO it,s their best work, more focused and accessible, but thats probably the very reason why some people prefer the previous 2.
Boys and Girls should have qualified anyway too, it's a great album, more acclaimed that Stay Positive but at best as good as stay positive. It is just that the critics can't stand it when a band does two great albums in a row without changing their style

And I won't let anybody call one of my favorite years EVER a weak year

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BillAdama

Are people not listening to Erykah Badu for some reason, or is it some kind of anti-R&B sentiment?


Her voice drives me nuts.

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Great, my top 3 was the exact top 3 in the results! I think it is the only year of all time where this happens.
And seeing my #1 of the decade "He Doesn't Know Why" at number 14 was a really nice surprise, cracking higher than some of their tracks that seem more beloved, liked Blue Ridge Mountains, Tiger Mountain, Mykonos and the awesome Your Protector. Maybe even more a great surprise was the good performing of Vampire Weekend, being higher than TV On the Radio and no that distant from the unanimous Fleet Foxes. Of course doing well here doesn't mean the same will happen in the great final, but I'm already happy with them taking two consecutive good positions in both the all time albums and the yearly albums poll. It seems that they've repeated the In Rainbows feat: from the album's 11 tracks, only "Bryn" didn't appear in any top 20 (and that wasn't my fault, since I didn't vote for 2007 songs and, last month, only voted for Boston and The Kids Don't Stand a Chance, haha!)

New Amerykah are albums I'd like to hear. I have got the part 2, but I assume I still haven't heard both, although I suspect I'll like listening to them.

All the three big Coldplay tracks in the decade placed #6 of their respective years, let's see how they'll feature. I bet Clocks will be the highest of them in the final.

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Toni

All the three big Coldplay tracks in the decade placed #6 of their respective years


Proof that Coldplay is, in fact, the work of Satan? It's open to debate.

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Evan
Toni

All the three big Coldplay tracks in the decade placed #6 of their respective years


Proof that Coldplay is, in fact, the work of Satan? It's open to debate.


I understand that some folks have their reasons for disliking Coldplay and while I enjoy many Coldplay songs, I am no big fan.

But, when I am among my contemporaries (50-55 year old types) I find that Coldplay is far superior to some of the other pop that is viewed as worth listening to by such contemporaries (e.g., Michael Buble).

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Moonbeam
BillAdama

Are people not listening to Erykah Badu for some reason, or is it some kind of anti-R&B sentiment?
Her voice drives me nuts.
Her voice is not as bad as it is on her first albums, but it's still not exactly a selling point.

So yeah, as you can probably gather form that, I got around to listening to the album and I'm not sure the concept got across at all. I still find it a rather meandering mess with particularly Me and My People being at least half useless. "My people, my people, my people, my people, my people, my people, my people, repeat". We get it. Some great moments, sure, but they can be condensed into two or three songs max. I can appreciate its variety, but it also exacerbates its meanderingness problem. 6/10.

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Evan
Toni

All the three big Coldplay tracks in the decade placed #6 of their respective years


Proof that Coldplay is, in fact, the work of Satan? It's open to debate.




lol

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Coldplay... I never heard a group with such a lack of personality

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There is a reason why Coldplay is considered a true "guilty pleasure". One of those bands you like though you shouldn't and get drawn in... maybe that is the work of Satan and the fact they had 3 hits all come in at #6 is no coincidence!!!

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nicolas
Coldplay... I never heard a group with such a lack of personality


Christ, that's a bit extreme. I guess that means you never listen to mainstream radio - there are plenty of dullards on there (personally I try to avoid mainstream radio like the plague).

Coldplay have only lost their spark since 2005 with X&Y (I liked Parachutes and A Rush of Blood...) Even less bubbly in personality are the bands who imitate Colplay - the Coldplay-wannabes - like Snow Patrol and freakin' Embrace (who have thankfully had the decency to split up).

Talking of British bands, how was your weekend in London with all those exotic Brits, nicolas?

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Dan M


Coldplay have only lost their spark since 2005 with X&Y (I liked Parachutes and A Rush of Blood...)


I agree with your assessment of "X&Y" which is a truly awful album, but I love "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends". I thought it was the birth of a new Coldplay after the dreadful "X&Y". However, I have mixed feelings about their new album. I've only heard it once, and there are some songs I like, and some I don't.

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Dan M
nicolas
Coldplay... I never heard a group with such a lack of personality


Christ, that's a bit extreme. I guess that means you never listen to mainstream radio - there are plenty of dullards on there (personally I try to avoid mainstream radio like the plague).

Coldplay have only lost their spark since 2005 with X&Y (I liked Parachutes and A Rush of Blood...) Even less bubbly in personality are the bands who imitate Colplay - the Coldplay-wannabes - like Snow Patrol and freakin' Embrace (who have thankfully had the decency to split up).

Talking of British bands, how was your weekend in London with all those exotic Brits, nicolas?


The only time I hear mainstream radio is at my local grocery store, but I can imagine there's worse than Coldplay : Coldplay clones; but that's beyond all comprehension for me

And the weekend in the UK was great, pretty "family circle". We often go there to see a cousin near Sutton who's married to a very Exotic Brit who loves spreading Marmite on his toasts in the morning and seems to be secretly delighted by the turbulence in the Euro zone .My kids "trick or treated", I bought everything I like in the UK : books, vinegar crisps, cereals, tea, lemon curd (thanks Honorio), and saw magnificent colors of autumn in the parks (along with squirrels and foxes), special mention to Wisley gardens in Surrey. Nothing I like more than English parks and gardens ! And my cousins complained about the Scottish accent, saying it's the worse of all the UK !!

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nicolas
And my cousins complained about the Scottish accent, saying it's the worse of all the UK !!


I really like Scottish accents (and the Scottish people for that matter) but the Glasgow accent/dialect can be notoriously difficult to understand. When I moved to Glasgow it took me a few months to get used to it. Of course, these things work both ways - if I don't speak slowly the Glaswegians don't understand my South African accent. But it's all OK now. I no longer walk out of my local bakery with crusty bread instead of the tomato and herb sticks I asked for because the baker and I couldn't understand each other.

(Sorry for this digression into something that's not music-related.)

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MARMITE

You either love it, or you're not a human being.

And also I love the scottish accent. And the Welsh. And the Irish. Time to get rid of the Scouse and the Geordie accent and basically all of north England and I'll be happy!

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So you got addicted to lemon curd too?


Last time I went to Scotland, a man from the airport crew gave us a few instructions but I didn't understand a single word. I asked an American couple who were by my side what he just told us. But they didn't understand a single word too!!
Glad you enjoyed your trip, Nic

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Honorio
So you got addicted to lemon curd too?


I like it but the junkie's Sophie.

Zorg
MARMITE

You either love it, or you're not a human being.



About the Scottish accent, I have never talked to a Scott so i don't know, but My cousin tells me she has a Scotttish friend and that sometimes she can't understand what he's saying ...
I generally understand the Americans better than the Brits (except maybe Texans : I saw No Country For Old Men in English and couldn't understand the Texan cops)
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nicolas
No Mindrocker list this month ?

Sorry Nicolas, due to lack of time indeed no list this month. I will try to provide one for the 2009 poll.

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The Coldplay hate in this thread warms my heart.

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nicolas
And my cousins complained about the Scottish accent, saying it's the worse of all the UK !!


wrong. Yorkshire is.

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Ee, by gum

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Whya! if ah 's oot, ah s'all be ti hug oot... All hail to Milwaukee.

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nj
Whya! if ah 's oot, ah s'all be ti hug oot... All hail to Milwaukee.


Now you're finally beginning to make sense.

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This is the complete list of songs in alphabetical order, I’ve included also the songs that received votes but were not eligible because they were not released in 2008 (see the year of release in bold letters and the incorrect ones at the end). Petri, I don’t know but probably if you remove these songs from the spreadsheet and correct the points (moving up the songs on every list) the tie on number 10 could be broken without a tie-breaker. Don’t get me wrong, Petri, I don’t want to correct you, you’re doing a fantastic job. I was simply listening to every song on the list (yes, even the Satriani ones) thanks to Spotify and YouTube and while I was listening I was looking on Rateyourmusic the cover art, the comments and, yes, the date of release (not particularly proud of it but probably there are worse things to do).


AC/DC - Rock n Roll Train
Actress - Hazyville
Adams, Ryan & The Cardinals - Sink Ships
Airbourne Toxic Event, The - Sometime Around Midnight
Amadou & Mariam - Sabali
Annegarn, Dick - D'abord un verre
Annie - I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The - Around the Bend
Badu, Erykah - The Healer
Bagayogo, Issa - Fimani
Bashung, Alain - Je tuerai la pianiste
Bashung, Alain - Résidents de la République
Beck - Chemtrails
Beck - Gamma Ray
Beck - Modern Guilt
Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Björk - Náttúra
Black Angels, The - Deer-Ree-Shee
Black Mountain - Stay Free
Black Mountain - Stormy High
Black Mountain - Wucan
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Blue Sky Black Death - A Private Death
Brian Jonestown Massacre, The - Dark-Wave-Driver/Big Drill Car
British Sea Power - No Lucifer
Bug, The feat. Killa P & Flow Dan - Skeng
Bug, The feat. Tippa Irie - Angry
Byrne, David & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
Calexico - Man Made Lake
Calexico - Victor Jara's Hands
Campesinos!, Los - Death to Los Campesinos!
Campesinos!, Los - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Cansei de Ser Sexy - Rat Is Dead
Caretaker, The - False Memory Syndrome
Carll, Hayes - Beaumont
Carolina Liar - Better Alone
Carolina Liar - California Bound
Carolina Liar - I'm Not Over
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - Midnight Man
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - More News From Nowhere
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds - We Call Upon the Author
Chicha Libre - Primavera en la selva
Clark, Anne - Nothing Going On
Clientele, The - Retiro Park
Cohen, Avishai Trio - Eleven Wives
Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me
Coldplay - Life in Technicolor II
Coldplay - Lost!
Coldplay - Violet Hill
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Coldplay - Yes
Colour Haze - Silent
Crystal Castles - Alice Practice (2006)
Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating
Crystal Castles - Tell Me What to Swallow
Cult of Luna - Ghost Trail
Cure, The - Sleep When I'm Dead
Cure, The - Switch
Cure, The - The Hungry Ghost
Cure, The - The Scream
Cure, The - Underneath the Stars
Cut Copy - Feel the Love
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (2007)
Cut Copy - Lights & Music
Cut Copy - Out There on the Ice
Cut Copy - So Haunted
Cut Copy - Strangers in the Wind
Cut Copy - Unforgettable Season
Death Cab for Cutie - Cath ...
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
Decemberists, The - Record Year for Rainfall
Deerhoof - Fresh Born
Deerhunter - Agoraphobia
Deerhunter - Little Kids
Deerhunter - Microcastle
Deerhunter - Never Stops
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
Deerhunter - Operation
Deerhunter - Saved by Old Times
Deerhunter - Twilight at Carbon Lake
Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card
dEUS - The Architect
Devotchka - The Clockwise Witness
Diabaté, Toumani - Kaounding Cissoko
Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome - Dance wiv Me
Dodos, The - Eyelids
Dodos, The - Fools
Dodos, The - Paint the Rust
Dodos, The - The Season
Dodos, The - Undeclared
Dodos, The - Winter
Dresden Dolls - Night Reconnaissance
Drive-By Truckers - Perfect Timing
Drive-By Truckers - Purgatory Line
Drive-By Truckers - The Righteous Path
Drive-By Truckers - Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife
Dub Trio - Not for Nothing
Duffy - Distant Dreamer
Duffy - Mercy
Duffy - Stepping Stone
Edwards, Kathleen - Goodnight, California
Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
Elbow - Mirrorball
Elbow - One Day Like This
Elbow - The Bones of You
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
Escarlatinas, Las - Dormir o morir
Escarlatinas, Las - La sonrisa del chico de deportes
Escarlatinas, Las - Tiempo
Escovedo, Alejandro - Swallows of San Juan
Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy
F.S.K. - Nokturn
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains
Fleet Foxes - English House
Fleet Foxes - He Doesn’t Know Why
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises
Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Fleet Foxes - Your Protector
Flight of the Conchords - Think About It
Flying Lotus - Auntie's Lock/Infinitum
Foals - Red Socks Pugie
Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love for Planet Earth
Fucked Up - Son the Father
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
Gaslight Anthem, The - Here's Lookin' at You, Kid
Gaslight Anthem, The - Old White Lincoln
Gaslight Anthem, The - The '59 Sound
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
Girls - Lauren Marie
Girls - Lust for Life
Gnarls Barkley - Blind Mary
Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Goldfrapp - A&E
Goldfrapp - Clowns
Goldfrapp - Little Bird
Guns N' Roses - Better
Guns N' Roses - This I Love
Halstead, Neil - Witless or Wise
Have a Nice Life - Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000
Hercules and Love Affair - Athene
Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules Theme
Hercules and Love Affair - Time Will
Hercules and Love Affair - You Belong
Hold Steady, The - Constructive Summer
Hold Steady, The - Lord, I'm Discouraged
Hold Steady, The - Sequestered in Memphis
Hold Steady, The - Slapped Actress
Hold Steady, The - Stay Positive
Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
Hot Chip - Out at the Pictures
Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
Hyvönen, Frida - Dirty Dancing
Jacaszek - Lament
Jackson, Janet - 2Nite
Jackson, Janet - Feedback (2007)
Jackson, Janet - Rock With U
Jackson, Joe - Invisible Man
Jones, Grace - Corporate Cannibal
Jones, Grace - Williams' Blood
Juan MacLean, The - Happy House
Kid Cudi - Day 'N Nite
Killers, The - Human
Killers, The - Spaceman
Kings of Leon - Closer
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kuti, Femi - Eh Oh
Kuti, Femi - You Better Ask Yourself
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis - Just Dance
Ladyhawke - Dusk Til Dawn
Ladyhawke - Magic
Ladyhawke - My Delirium
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
Ladytron - Ghosts
Last Shadow Puppets, The - Meeting Place
Last Shadow Puppets, The - Standing Next to Me
LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas
Legend, John feat. Andre 3000 - Green Light
Lewis, Jenny - Acid Tongue
Lil Wayne - 3 Peat
Lil Wayne - A Milli
Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z - Mr. Carter
Lil Wayne feat. Robin Thicke - Tie My Hands
Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat
Lucas 15 - El sacaúntos de Allariz
Lucas 15 - Teresina
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance
M83 - Graveyard Girl
M83 - Kim & Jessie
M83 - We Own the Sky
MGMT - Time to Pretend (2007)
MadCon - Beggin' (2007)
Malkmus, Stephen & the Jicks - Baltimore
Malkmus, Stephen & the Jicks - Gardenia
Manel - En la que el Bernat se’t troba
Mann, Aimee - Freeway
Mann, Aimee - Looking for Nothing
Marah - Coughing Up Blood
Marah - Old Time Tickin' Away
Marling, Laura - Night Terror
McCombs, Cass - Full Moon or Infinity (2007)
McDonald, Amy - This Is the Life (2007)
Mena, Maria - I Was Made for Loving You
Metallica - All Nightmare Long
Metallica - The Day That Never Comes
Meursault - The Dirt & The Roots
Minogue, Kylie - Cherry Bomb
Mogwai - Devil Rides
Monáe, Janelle - Many Moons (2007)
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page
My Morning Jacket - Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2
N.E.R.D. - Sooner or Later
Nas - America
Nine Inch Nails - Discipline
No Age - Ripped Knees
No Age - Teen Creeps
Nomo - Brainwave
Oasis - The Shock of the Lightning
Oberst, Conor - I Don't Want to Die (In the Hospital)
Offspring, The - Half-Truism
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter
Olson, Mark & Gary Louris - Black Eyes
Parker, William - Lights of Lake George
Parks, Aaron - Nemesis
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Perry, Katy - Hot n Cold
Perry, Katy - I Kissed a Girl
Pink - So What
Portishead - Machine Gun
Portishead - Magic Doors
Portishead - Silence
Portishead - The Rip
Punsetes, Los - Dos policías
Punsetes, Los - Fondo de armario (2007)
Punsetes, Los - Pinta de tarao
Punsetes, Los - Queridoalberto
Puppetmastaz - Hallucinate
Q-Tip - Gettin' Up
Q-Tip - Move
R.E.M. - Hollow Man
R.E.M. - Supernatural Superserious
Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine (2007)
Raconteurs, The - Carolina Drama
Reed, Eli "Paperboy" & the True Loves - The Satisfier (2007)
Rifles, The - The Great Escape (2009)
Riverside - Schizophrenic Prayer (2007)
Rosenvinge, Christina - La distancia adecuada
Ruby Suns, The - There Are Birds
Rundgren, Todd - Courage
Rundgren, Todd - Gun
Rundgren, Todd - Mad
Rundgren, Todd - Manup
Rundgren, Todd - Mountaintop
Russian Red - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Saadiq, Raphael - 100 Yard Dash
Saadiq, Raphael - Sure Hope You Mean It
Santiago, Josele - Baila el viento
Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
Santogold - Lights Out
Santogold - You'll Find a Way
Santogold feat. Trouble Andrew - I'm a Lady
Satriani, Joe - Andalusia
Satriani, Joe - Asik Veysel
Satriani, Joe - Come On Baby
Satriani, Joe - Out of the Sunrise
Satriani, Joe - Revelation
Serpentina - Cambio de vida
Sexsmith, Ron - The Impossible World
She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Shed - Another Wedged Chicken
Shed - Slow Motion Replay
Shearwater - Rooks
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
Silver Jews - Suffering Jukebox
Snow Patrol - Take Back the City
Sparro, Sam - Black and Gold
Spiritualized - Baby I'm Just a Fool
Spiritualized - Death Take Your Fiddle
Spiritualized - Soul on Fire
Springsteen, Bruce - The Wrestler
Sr. Chinarro - Los ángeles
Sr. Chinarro - Tímidos
Steinski - Number Three on Flight Eleven
Subtle - The Crow
T.I feat. Rihanna - Live Your Life
T.I with Jay-Z feat. Kanye West and Lil Wayne - Swagga Like Us
Tallest Man on Earth, The - I Won't Be Found
Tallest Man on Earth, The - The Gardener
Tallest Man on Earth, The - This Wind
Tallest Man on Earth, The - Where Do My Bluebirds Fly
Tellier, Sébastien - Sexual Sportwear (2007)
Thecocknbullkid - On My Own Again
Those Dancing Days - Run Run
Tindersticks - Yesterdays Tomorrows
Titus Andronicus - Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ (2007)
Titus Andronicus - No Future Part Two: The Day After No Future
Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus (2007)
Traoré, Rokia - Dounia
Tricky - Puppy Toy
Tundra, Max - Which Song
TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose
TV on the Radio - DLZ
TV on the Radio - Family Tree
TV on the Radio - Golden Age
TV on the Radio - Halfway Home
TV on the Radio - Love Dog
TV on the Radio - Lover's Day
Vampire Weekend - Boston (Ladies of Cambridge) (2007)
Vampire Weekend - Campus
Vampire Weekend - M79 (2007)
Vampire Weekend - One (Blake's Got a New Face)
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance
Vampire Weekend - Walcott
Vapnet - Plötsligt händer det inte
Verve, The - Love Is Noise
Walkmen, The - In the New Year
Week That Was, The - Scratch the Surface
West, Kanye - Heartless
West, Kanye - Love Lockdown
West, Kanye - Say You Will
West, Kanye - Street Lights
West, Kanye feat. Chris Martin - Homecoming (2007)
West, Kanye feat. Dwele - Flashing Lights (2007)
West, Kanye feat. Kid Cudi - Welcome to Heartbreak
West, Kanye feat. Mr. Hudson - Paranoid
Why? - A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under
Why? - The Fall of Mr. Fifths
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Lost Hours
Wire - One of Us
Womack, Lee Ann - Last Call
Women - Black Rice



2006: Crystal Castles - Alice Practice (a different version?)

2007:
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
Jackson, Janet - Feedback
MGMT - Time to Pretend
MadCon - Beggin'
McCombs, Cass - Full Moon or Infinity
McDonald, Amy - This Is the Life
Monáe, Janelle - Many Moons
Punsetes, Los - Fondo de armario
Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine
Reed, Eli "Paperboy" & the True Loves - The Satisfier
Riverside - Schizophrenic Prayer
Tellier, Sébastien - Sexual Sportwear
Titus Andronicus - Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ
Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus
Vampire Weekend - Boston (Ladies of Cambridge)
Vampire Weekend - M79
West, Kanye feat. Chris Martin - Homecoming
West, Kanye feat. Dwele - Flashing Lights

2009: Rifles, The - The Great Escape

Re: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008

Thanks a lot Honorio
I had made some corrections (the ones I was aware).
After deleting the songs that weren't from 2008 (according to your sources which I think are correct) the results would look like this (I moved everything up and checked if poster had voted more than 20 songs and gave points to songs that made to their top 20).
I think Santogold is leading in the tie-breaker now and after this really hope she will win.

Rank . Artist – Album Score
1 . Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal - 346
2 . Portishead - The Rip - 293
3 . M83 - Kim & Jessie - 268
4 . Duffy - Mercy - 262
5 . Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened - 237
6 . Hercules And Love Affair - Blind [feat. Antony] - 235
7 . Coldplay - Viva La Vida - 231
8 . TV On the Radio - Halfway Home - 161
9 . Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes - 154
10 . Portishead – Machine Gun - 153

11 . TV On the Radio - DLZ - 149
12 . Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - 146
13 . Girls - Hellhole Ratrace - 137
14 . TV On the Radio - Golden Age - 122
15 . Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why - 121
16 . Girls - Lust For Life - 119
17 . Fleet Foxes | Mykonos - 115
18 . Gang Gang Dance – House Jam - 113
19 . Elbow - Grounds For Divorce - 110
20 . The Dodos - Fools - 109
21 . TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose - 108
22 . Beyonce- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - 106
23 . The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis - 92
24 . R.E.M - Supernatural Superserious - 89
25 . Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song - 86
26 . Aaron Parks | Nemesis 86
27 . Estelle (featuring Kanye West)- American Boy 86
28 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Midnight Man 84
29 . Deerhunter - Agoraphobia 83
30 . Amadou & Mariam - Sabali 80
31 . Hot Chip - Ready For the Floor 79
32 . Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand a Chance 77
33 . Kings of Leon- Use Somebody 76
34 . The Tallest Man on Earth - This Wind 75
35 . Elbow- One Day Like This 75
36 . The Last Shadow Puppets - Standing Next to Me 75
37 . Kanye West- Love Lockdown 68
38 . The Tallest Man On Earth - The Gardener 66
39 . Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains 65
40 . Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire 62
41 . Rokia Traoré - Dounia 60
42 . Drive-By Truckers - The Righteous Path 59
43 . Femi Kuti - You Better Ask Yourself 58
44 . Empire of the Sun | Walking On A Dream 58
45 . The Hold Steady - Lord, I'm Discouraged 58
46 . Metallica | The Day That Never Comes 56
47 . M83- Graveyard Girl 54
48 . Guns N Roses- Better 53
49 . Dengue Fever : Tiger Phone Card 52
50 . The Dodos - The Season 50
51 . Blitzen Trapper - Furr 50
52 . Black Mountain - Wucan 50
53 . Kanye West - Say You Will 50
54 . Cut Copy - Unforgettable Season 50
55 . Deerhunter - Never Stops 50
56 . TV on the Radio - Love Dog 48
57 . Goldfrapp – Clowns 46
58 . The Hold Steady - Slapped Actress 45
59 . The Cure - Underneath the Stars 44
60 . Vampire Weekend - One (Blake's Got a New Face) 44
61 . Hercules and Love Affair - Athene 43
62 . Hayes Carll - Beaumont 42
63 . The Walkmen - In The New Year 42
64 . Drive-By Truckers - Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife 42
65 . The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend 42
66 . Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris. Dance Wiv Me 42
67 . Joe Satriani Andalusia 40
68 . Kathleen Edwards - Goodnight, California 40
69 . Deerhunter – Operation¨ 40
70 . Maria Mena – I Was Made for Loving You 40
71 . Devotchka – The Clockwise Witness 40
72 . Avishai Cohen Trio : Eleven Wives 40
73 . John Legend & Andre 3000 | Green Light 40
74 . Aimee Mann: Freeway 40
75 . Cut Copy - Feel the Love 40
76 . Portishead - Silence 40
77 . Janet Jackson - "Rock With U" 40
78 . Deerhoof - Fresh Born 40
79 . Fleet Foxes - Your Protector 39
80 . LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas 37
81 . The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound 37
82 . Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules Theme 35
83 . Kanye West - Street Lights 35
84 . Las Escarlatinas: Tiempo 35
85 . Vampire Weekend - Walcott 35
86 . Steinski | Number 3 on Flight 11 35
87 . Joe Satriani Revelation 35
88 . Alejandro Escovedo - Swallows of San Juan 35
89 . M83 – We Own The Sky 35
90 . Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man 34
91 . No Age - Teen Creeps 33
92 . The Tallest Man on Earth - I Won't Be Found 32
93 . The Week That Was - Scratch the Surface 31
94 . Russian Red: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 30
95 . Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue 30
96 . Drive-By Truckers - Purgatory Line 30
97 . Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat 30
98 . David Byrne And Brian Eno - Strange Overtones 30
99 . The Killers | Spaceman 30
100 . Vapnet – Plötsligt Händer Det Inte 30
101 . Duffy - "Stepping Stone" 30
102 . Calexico : Victor Jara's Hands 30
103 . Joe Satriani Come On Baby 30
104 . Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page 29
105 . Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z – Mr. Carter 29
106 . Coldplay- Lost! 28
107 . The Juan McLean - Happy House 25
108 . Manel: En la que el Bernat se’t troba 25
109 . SPIRITUALIZED "Soul on Fire" 25
110 . The Tallest Man On Earth - Where Do My Bluebirds Fly 25
111 . Why? - The Fall Of Mr. Fifths 25
112 . Black Mountain - Stormy High 25
113 . Santogold - I'm a Lady 25
114 . Todd Rundgren Courage 25
115 . Coldplay - Yes 25
116 . She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here 25
117 . Drive-by Truckers - Perfect Timing 25
118 . The Cure - "The Hungry Ghost" 25
119 . Silver Jews : Suffering Jukebox 25
120 . AC/DC- Rock n roll train 25
121 . Puppetmastaz - Hallucinate 25
122 . Sam Sparro - Black and Gold 24
123 . The Killers- Human 24
124 . Grace Jones - William's Blood 23
125 . Beck - Chemtrails 22
126 . Fuck Buttons – Sweet Love for Planet Earth 22
127 . Cut Copy - Strangers in the Wind 20
128 . Thecocknbullkid - "On My Own Again" 20
129 . Deerhunter - Little Kids 20
130 . Deerhunter - Twilight at Carbon Lake 20
131 . Erykah Badu : The Healer 20
132 . Marah: Coughing Up Blood 20
133 . Why? - A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under 20
134 . Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines 20
135 . Gaslight Anthem, The. Old White Lincoln 20
136 . Ladytron : Ghosts 20
137 . Nomo | Brainwave 20
138 . The Gaslight Anthem - Here's Looking At You, Kid 20
139 . Ron Sexsmith - The Impossible World 18
140 . Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me 18
141 . Cut Copy- Out There on the Ice 18
142 . Elbow- the bones of you 18
143 . Girls - Lauren Marie 18
144 . Björk – Nattura 18
145 . Nas - America 18
146 . The Cure - "Sleep When I'm Dead" 18
147 . Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler 18
148 . Sr. Chinarro: Tímidos 18
149 . Death Cab for Cutie - Cath ... 18
150 . Anne Clark - Nothing Going On 18
151 . Flight of the Conchords - Think About It 18
152 . Joe Satriani Out of the Sunrise 18
153 . The Clientele - Retiro Park 18
154 . TV on the Radio | Lover's Day 17
155 . Katy Perry- Hot'n'Cold 16
156 . Hercules and Love Affair. You Belong 16
157 . Grace Jones - "Corporate Cannibal" 16
158 . Deerhunter - Microcastle 16
159 . Guns N Roses – this I love 16
160 . Cansei de Ser Sexy - Rat Is Dead 16
161 . Santogold - Lights Out 16
162 . Lucas 15: El sacaúntos de Allariz 16
163 . Joe Satriani Asik Veysel 16
164 . Cut Copy - So Haunted 16
165 . Max Tundra - Which Song 16
166 . Lee Ann Womack - Last Call 16
167 . Lil Wayne - 3 Peat 16
168 . The Verve | Love Is Noise 16
169 . Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook 14
170 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – We Call Upon the Author 14
171 . Pink So What 14
172 . The Caretaker : False Memory Syndrome 14
173 . Kanye West - Welcome to Heartbreak 14
174 . Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Baltimore 14
175 . The Hold Steady - Stay Positive 14
176 . Deerhunter - Saved By Old Times 14
177 . Vampire Weekend - Campus 14
178 . Metallica- All nightmare long 14
179 . Ladyhawke - "Paris Is Burning" 14
180 . Toumani Diabate - Kaounding Cissoko 14
181 . Lil Wayne - A Milli 14
182 . Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos! 14
183 . Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer 14
184 . Todd Rundgren - Mad 13
185 . F.S.K. : Nokturn 12
186 . The Bug - Angry 12
187 . Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Sink Ships 12
188 . Josele Santiago: Baila el viento 12
189 . Goldfrapp - A & E 12
190 . Ladyhawke - My Delirium 12
191 . Kings of Leon- Closer 12
192 . Passion Pit - Sleepyhead 12
193 . Fucked Up - Son the Father 12
194 . Beck - Gamma Ray 12
195 . Crystal Castles | Courtship Dating 12
196 . NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" 12
197 . Kylie Minogue - "Cherry Bomb" 12
198 . Hercules and Love Affair - Time Will 12
199 . Fever Ray - If I had a heart 11
200 . Dub Trio – Not For Nothing 10
201 . Oasis | The Shock of the Lightning 10
202 . Ladyhawke - "Dusk Til Dawn" 10
203 . Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me 10
204 . Lucas 15: Teresina 10
205 . Carolina Liar I'm Not Over 10
206 . Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - More News From Nowhere 10
207 . Kid Cudi | Day 'N Nite 10
208 . Colour Haze | Silent 10
209 . Coldplay- Violet Hill 10
210 . Wire - One Of Us 10
211 . Neil Halstead - Witless Or Wise 10
212 . Conor Oberst - I Don't Wanna Die (In The Hospital) 10
213 . Hot Chip - Out At The Pictures 10
214 . SPIRITUALIZED "Death Take Your Fiddle" 9
215 . Have a Nice Life | Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000 9
216 . Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed 9
217 . Lindstrøm | Where You Go I Go Too 9
218 . T.I feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne- Swagga Like Us 9
219 . Lady Gaga. Poker Face 9
220 . Los Punsetes: Dos policías 9
221 . Brian Jonestown Massacre - Darkwave Driver/Big Drill Car 9
222 . My Morning Jacket - Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2 9
223 . Blue Sky Black Death | A Private Death 8
224 . Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl 8
225 . Lady Gaga - Just Dance 8
226 . Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Black Eyes 8
227 . Titus Andronicus - No Future Part Two: The Day After No Future 8
228 . Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash 8
229 . SR. CHINARRO "Los ángeles" 8
230 . Las Escarlatinas: La sonrisa del chico de deportes 8
231 . Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises 8
232 . Cult of Luna - Ghost Trail 8
233 . The Last Shadow Puppets : Meeting Place 7
234 . The Airbourne Toxic Event | Sometime Around Midnight 7
235 . Todd Rundgren Mountaintop 7
236 . CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE "La distancia adecuada" 7
237 . Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart 7
238 . Subtle - The Crow 7
239 . Rem- Hollow man 7
240 . British Sea Power | No Lucifer 7
241 . Dick Annegarn - D'abord un verre 7
242 . Shearwater - Rooks 7
243 . Marah: Old Time Tickin’ Away 7
244 . Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter 7
245 . Black Angels - Deer-Ree-Shee 7
246 . Frida Hyvönen - Dirty Dancing 7
247 . Shed - Another Wedged Chicken 6
248 . Beck - Modern Guilt 6
249 . Hot Chip - One Pure Thought 6
250 . Gnarls Barkley : Blind Mary 6
251 . THOSE DANCING DAYS "Run Run" 6
252 . Issa Bagayogo - Fimani 6
253 . The Dodos - Winter 6
254 . Santogold - You'll Find A Way 6
255 . Carolina Liar Better Alone 6
256 . The Cure - "The Scream" 6
257 . The Dodos - Undeclared 6
258 . Aimee Mann: Looking for Nothing 6
259 . Alain Bashung - Je tuerai la pianiste 5
260 . Cut Copy - Lights & Music 5
261 . The Ruby Suns - There Are Birds 5
262 . TV On the Radio - Family Tree 5
263 . Las Escarlatinas: Dormir o morir 5
264 . The Raconteurs : Carolina Drama 5
265 . N.E.R.D. | Sooner or Later 5
266 . Foals - Red Socks Pugie 5
267 . Raphael Saadiq - Sure Hope You Mean It 5
268 . Todd Rundgren Manup 5
269 . The Offspring | Half-Truism 5
270 . The Dodos - Eyelids 5
271 . Black Mountain - Stay Free 5
272 . Alain Bashung - Résidents de la République 5
273 . Ladyhawke - "Magic" 5
274 . Q-Tip : Gettin' Up 4
275 . William Parker | Lights of Lake George 4
276 . The Bug - Skeng 4
277 . Lil Wayne - Tie My Hands 4
278 . Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul 4
279 . T.I feat. Rihanna- Live Your Life 4
280 . No Age - Ripped Knees 4
281 . Meursault – The Dirt & The Roots 4
282 . Janet Jackson - "2Nite" 4
283 . Los Punsetes: Pinta de tarao 4
284 . Coldplay- Life in Technicolor II 3
285 . Snow Patrol – Take Back The City 3
286 . Femi Kuti - Eh Oh 3
287 . Shed - Slow Motion Replay 3
288 . Carolina Liar California Bound 3
289 . Serpentina - Cambio de vida 3
290 . Nine Inch Nails | Discipline 3
291 . Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Gardenia 3
292 . Q-Tip - Move 3
293 . Chicha Libre : Primavera en la Selva 3
294 . Joe Jackson: Invisible Man 3
295 . The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer 3
296 . The Cure - "Switch" 3
297 . Department Of Eagles - No One Does It Like You 3
298 . Mogwai – Devil Rides 3
299 . Tindersticks - Yesterday tomorrows 3
300 . Goldfrapp | Little Bird 3
301 . Spiritualized | Baby I'm Just a Fool 3
302 . Calexico - Man Made Lake 2
303 . Women - Black Rice 2
304 . Crystal Castles – Tell me What to Swallow 2
305 . Todd Rundgren Gun 2
306 . The Dodos - Paint The Rust 2
307 . Dresden Dolls : Night Reconnaissance 2
308 . Tricky | Puppy Toy 2
309 . Fleet Foces - My Protector 2
310 . Duffy - "Distant Dreamer" 2
311 . Flying Lotus | Auntie's Lock/Infinitum 2
312 . Los Punsetes: Queridoalberto 2
313 . Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson - Paranoid 2
314 . Portishead - Magic Doors 2
315 . The Decemberists - Record Year For Rainfall 2
316 . Born Ruffians - Little Garçon 1
317 . Actress | Hazyville 1
318 . Lykke Li : Dance Dance Dance 1
319 . Willard Grant Conspiracy - Lost Hours 1
320 . Wild Beasts - Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants 1
321 . Jacaszek - Lament 1
322 . Fleet Foxes - English House 1
323 . Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl) 1
324 . Laura Marling | Night Terror 1
325 . Elbow - Mirrorball 1
326 . Kanye West- Heartless 1
327 . dEUS - The Architect 1
328 . Las Escarlatinas: Mi buhardilla six 1