Saturday, August 30, 2008

Who Do Ya Love?

Top Albums for 1st Half of 2008*
(in NO particular order – b/c I generally love all of these)

Beck – Modern Guilt
Vampire Weekend – (s/t)
Fleet Foxes – (s/t)
Black Keys – Attack and Release
The Raconteurs – Consolers of the Lonely
The Virgins – (s/t)
The Black Ghosts – (s/t)
Foals – Antidotes
Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
(oops! forgot Girl Talk - Feed the Animals)

*that I own – there is plenty great stuff out there that I still have not gotten around to buying….I’ll catch up by the end of the year maybe

Favorite Songs

(Chronological/Autobiographical for all the Rob Gordon/Fleming, Nick Hornby, John Cusack and High Fidelity kids out there)

Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma
Beck – Inferno
MGMT – Electric Feel
The Black Hollies – Paisley Pattern Ground
Jack Penate – Second, Minute, or Hour
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin – Glue Girls
Frightened Rabbit – Head Rolls Off
Tapes n Tapes – Hang Them All
The Kooks – Always Where I Need to Be
The Selmanaires – Broken Mirrors in the Mud
She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
The Black Ghosts – Anyway You Choose to Give It
We Are Scientists – Lethal Enforcer
Death Cab For Cutie – No Sunlight
The Ting Tings – Great DJ
Foals – Cassius
Black Keys – Strange Times
Jukebox the Ghosts – Hold It In
Phantom Planet – Do the Panic
The Raconteurs – Many Shades of Black
Fleet Foxes – Your Protector
M83 – Graveyard Girl
The Kills – Getting Down
French Kicks – Abandon
The Dodos - Fools
Cut Copy – Lights and Music
The Futureheads – The Beginning of the Twist
My Morning Jacket – Evil Uges & I’m Amazed
Hercules & Love Affair – Hercules Theme
N*E*R*D – Everybody Nose
The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next to Me
Mezzanine Owls – Snow Globe
Nine Inch Nails – Discipline
The Hold Steady – Sequestered in Memphis
Beck – Gamma Ray
Dr. Dog – The Old Days
Mates of State – My Only Offer
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
The Virgins – Rich Girls
Albert Hammond Jr – Bargain of a Century
The Dutchess and the Duke – Reservoir Park
Throw Me the Statue – Lolita
Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Oxford Collapse – The Birthday Wars
The Walkmen – The Blue Route
Kings of Leon – Crawl
What did I miss? Plenty. I’ve been slacking….let me know what you loved?

Here are the songs I could find on Imeem (doesn't always have em all....)

Best 1/2 of 2008
Here are some videos of songs that Imeem didn't have the song alone

Best 1/2 of 2008 (cont.)
Here is one of my favs of the favs - Chester French (who I tipped earlier this year on here and their song Jimmy Choos - this song is better and makes me eager for their album which may never come out......pleased to know that Connor Farley is also a fan along with Pharell Williams who signed them to his label Star Trak with a Vulcan Nerve Pinch)

did I mention that these 2 are Harvard boys who recorded this in the basement studio at the school radio station....preppy!