2008-12-20end of the year 2008 okay, so december has been a quiet month, in terms of cd purchases (i haven't bought any so far). it's the end of the year, so let's do like everyone: make a 'best of' list of some sort.
here is a list of my favourite 2008 releases, with a stream of my favourite track(s).
amanda palmer - who killed amanda palmer
not only is this a great song, the video is the funniest that i have seen.
armin van buuren - imagine
song: unforgivable (feat. jaren)
yeah, i went through an electronica phase at some point this year.
conor oberst - s/t
song: cape carnaveral
i'm a fangirl.
devotchka - a mad and faithful telling
song: the clockwise witness
balkan-inspired type of music.
final fantasy - spectrum, 14th century [ep]
song: the butcher
another crazy video. an ep with a few new songs. i hope he releases a new album soon.
jaguar love - take me to the sea
song: highways of gold
song: bats over the pacific ocean
ex-members of the blood brothers and pretty girls make graves, so it's obvious that i would like this band. i like both songs; one sounds similar to their old bands, the other not so much.
leandra - metamorphine
song: tyberi folla
a random discovery. dark fairy music? she even sings in her own made-up language.
los campesinos! - hold on now, youngster...
song: death to los campesinos!
song: my year in lists
i love this band; their songs are so much fun. i had trouble picking out my favourite track.
mogwai - the hawk is howling
song: the sun smells too loud
no surprises, sounds like a typical mogwai release.
nine inch nails - the slip
song: the four of us are dying
his second free album released this year. i really like the second half of this, which has a more atmospheric sound.
rachael yamagata - elephants... teeth sinking into heart
song: sidedish friend
this is like two different albums in one.
thursday/envy - split
song: appeared and was gone (thursday)
song: an umbrella fallen into fiction (envy)
i was quite impressed with the thursday tracks. i hope they experiment more with this new sound.