Friday, December 19, 2008

Hipster Gold: Dr. Thomas Beckett's Best of 2008

[Photo Credit: Mind Your Do's and Don'ts]

From the bowels of the JFK School of Government, using his own hipster rating scheme.

***ALBUMS***

BLAZERS (21+)
"and put a fucking hooded sweatshirt on underneath!" - TB

21) Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours

BIRKAS (15-20)
"let's give the vets some PTSD!" - Anonymous

20) Vic Chesnutt – Dark Developments
19) Dr. Dog – Fate
18) Devotchka – A Mad and Faithful Telling
17) Shearwater - Rook
16) Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood

FINGERLESS GLOVES (11-15)
"trigger fingers shouldn't be covered by nothing..." - TB

15) Elf Power – In A Cave
14) Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
13) The Dodos – Visiter
12) MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
11) Portishead – Third

STRIPED CARDIGAN SWEATER (6-10)
"and that shit better not fit you" - TB

10) Sun Kil Moon – April
9) Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
8) Mount Eerie – Lost Wisdom
7) TV On The Radio – Dear Science
6) Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold

SKINNY JEANS (1-5)
"if I can't see your balls - you're wrong" - TB

5) The Music Tapes – Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes
4) Cloud Cult – Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
3) The War on Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues
2) My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
1) Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

***SHOWS***

5) Aimie Mann Xmas Show – Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
4) Cloud Cult – Middle East, Cambridge, MA
3) Radiohead (x3), Verizon Center, Indianapolis, IN
2) My Morning Jacket (x2), Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
1) Elephant Six Holiday Tour (Wasn’t there, but should have been…Jeff Mangum singing Engine live is just as good in my dreams)

1 comment:

JK said...

nice choices. There are some exceptional songs on that War on Drugs album. I've been listening to that a lot lately.