Monday, January 19, 2009

List Time

Sorry loyal reader, I've been busy catching up on all the sights and sounds of 2008. Also playing with a new PS3 and watching awesomely awesome Blu-Ray. Anyway, it is the time of year that everyone who thinks they have a valid opinion for some reason or another puts out their best of lists. Not being one to upset the apple cart... here... we... go!

Top 50 Albums of the Year

50. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

49. Fleet Foxes - S/T

48. Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty

47. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

46. The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

45. R.E.M. - Accelerate

44. The Verve - Forth

43. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs

42. The Killers - Day & Age

41. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

40. V/A - A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

39. Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Angels

38. DeVotchka - A Mad & Faithfull Telling

37. The Roots - Rising Down

36. Flight of the Conchords - S/T

35. Islands - Arm's Way

34. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali

33. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath

32. Hot Chip - Made In the Dark

31. Beck - Modern Guilt

30. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

29. V/A - Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog

28. School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms

27. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

26. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

25. Coldplay - Viva La Vida

24. The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed

23. The Music - Strength In Numbers

22. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

21. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

20. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

19. Santogold - S/T

18. Man Man - Rabbit Habbits

17. TV On the Radio - Dear Science

16. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

15. Pale Young Gentlemen - Black Forest (Tra La La)

14. Portishead - Third

13. Q-Tip - The Renaissance

t11. Glasvegas - S/T

t11. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

10. Hercules and Love Affair - S/T

9. Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It

8. The Republic Tigers - Keep Color

7. Bloc Party - Intimacy

6. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

5. M83 - Saturday=Youth

4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

3. Conor Oberst - S/T

2. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

1. Vampire Weekend - S/T


Cougar said...

Awesome! I got some new stuff to spin on my Rhapsody account. When's the Top Films of 2008 coming out?

- Jester - said...


Engelbert said...

You're missing out on several awesome albums, including "Come All You Madmen" by the Briggs and "White Noise" by the Living End (US release date unknown).

Then again, you do like things that suck, evidenced by scrolling down your list.

alex said...

Is the MGMT album as dancy/up-beat/gay-seeming as "Time to Pretend"? Because I really like that song.

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- Jester - said...

Engelbert - If the album did have a US release date in 2008 it would obviously not be on the list. Also you are the only one that still listens to faux-punk/ska aussie TRL bands from the late 90s. Now go find Frank Stallone for me - bastard ain't returning my calls.

Alex - nothing is as gay-seeming as you think it is, how is this not obvious to you by now? That said yeah there are a couple other trax y'll prolly like but it not like its the next Circus or anything. (How is the Leave-britney-alone-guy fanclub coming along BTW?)

Engelbert said...

Nothing is mentioned about this list being limited to US releases.

Clearly, Carson Daly tells you what to listen to... and you fervently follow.

Did you get the new Chumbawumba album? Furthermore, I didn't see NKOTB on your list. Are you waiting until you see them live before you complete your evaluation?

- Jester - said...

dude, I made the TRL joke - you can't make the same joke back, lame-o. Also Chumbawumba totally broke up like years ago and the NKOTB show isn't for a few weeks.

James Lipton said...

No need to list your favorite movies of 2008... here are your top five:

1. The Hottie & the Nottie
2. The Love Guru
3. Meet the Spartans
4. What Happens in Vegas
5. High School Musical 72

It is well documented that you find these flicks to be scrumtrilescent.

Hollywood said...

I have to agree with the Living End "White Noise" recommendation. It's not their best album, but it's still damn good and one of the best of 2008. So I guess that makes two of us who are still listening to faux-punk/ska aussie TRL bands.

Looking over your list I have about 80% of your non-weird selections.

- Jester - said...

So thats like 6 of 'em?

James, I still haven't seen #1 & #3, would you give your triumphant recommendation?