Monday, December 01, 2008

JK's Top Picks for 2008

    
  



It's December 1st and that means that there can't possibly be any new music released in the next month that will change my opinion of 2008. I'm also heading out on vacation later this week for 10 days so I'm ready to commit to this now. Overall, I think 2008 brought a lot of good quality albums with only a few stand-outs. For me, the first 3 selections were pretty easy while the rest were more difficult to piece together. Without further adieu:

My favorite albums:
20. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creations Dark
19. Okkervil River - The Stand-Ins
18. Shearwater - Rook
17. Foals - Antidotes
16. Constantines - Kensington Heights
15. Portishead - Third
14. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
13. Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
12. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
11. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
10. Fleet Foxes - s/t
09. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
08. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
07. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
06. Beck - Modern Guilt
05. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
04. Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
03. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
02. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
01. TV On The Radio - Dear Science,

EPs:
04. Sebastien Grainger - American Names

03. One Day As A Lion - s/t
02. Trail of Dead - Festival Thyme
01. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant

Shows:
05. Fleet Foxes @ Bowery (7/9/08) [Read]
04. Hold Steady/Drive-By Truckers @ Terminal 5 (11/7/08) [Read]
03. Pearl Jam @ MSG I & II (6/24-6/25/08) [Read | Read]
02. The National @ Howard Gilman Opera House (2/23/08)  [Read]
01. Eddie Vedder @ NJPAC (8/7/08) [Read]

Songs:
20. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - "Gardenia"
19. Sebastien Grainger - "American Names"
18. Drive-By Truckers - "Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife"
17. These New Puritans - "Elvis"
16. Cloud Cult - "The Ghost Inside Our House"
15. TV On The Radio - "DLZ"
14. Silver Jews - "San Francisco B.C."
13. Constantines - "Our Age"
12 & 11. My Morning Jacket - "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Pt 1 & 2"
10. Foals - "Red Sock Pugie"
09. Tokyo Police Club - "Tessellate"
08. Elbow - "Grounds for Divorce"
07. Plants and Animals - "New Kind of Love"
06. Black Mountain - "Tyrants"
05. TV On The Radio - "Golden Age"
04. Beck - "Chemtrails"
03. The Hold Steady - "Stay Positive"
02. Portishead - "The Rip"
01. Fleet Foxes - "Mykonos"

1 comment:

azali said...

Great! It looks pretty clever and sweet, i love it so much.

Cheers,
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