Best of 2008.

The place where no good punk-asses and aimless hipsters come to discuss a rather lousy comic.

Best of 2008.

Postby Yeahduff on Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:24 pm

Albums in 2008

25 Smoking Popes. Stay Down.
24 Black Milk. Tronic.
23 Nine Inch Nails. The Slip.
22 Ladytron. Velocifero.
21 Johnny Flynn. A larum.
20 Duffy. Rockferry.
19 Scarface. Emeritus.
18 Coldplay. Viva La Vida.
17 Wolf Parade. At Mt. Zoomer.
16 Mates of State. Rearrange Us.
15 Jenny Lewis. Acid Tongue.
14 The Walkmen. You & Me.
13 Kanye West. 808's and Heartbreak.
12 Sybris. In the Trees.
11TV On the Radio. Dear Science,

10. Ida Maria. Fortress Around My Heart.
Beautiful mess of a frontwoman belts out in front of a killer band.

9. Those Dancing Days. In Our Space Hero Suits.
Adorable teenage girls making undeniable pop music.

8. TI. Paper Trails.
The finest in Southern hip-hop.

7. Q-Tip. Renaissance.
Former Tribe Called Quest frontman returns with some smooth hip hop that never gets sleepy.

6. Hercules and the Love Affair.
Antony and the Disco Gods command you to dance.

5. Love Is All. A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night.
Swedes doing what Swedes do best: Power Pop. Lead singer sounds like she stumbled onstage after a bender at a cocktail party.

4. Van Hunt. Popular.
Funk/Soul/Rock in the Prince mold about love, sex, and obsession. Never got a proper release, which tells us just how fallen this world is.

Image
3. Portishead. Third.
Fuck Guns N Roses. This is the long decade plus late release worth caring about this year. Ambitious, dark, dense, a classic album from a classic band.

Image
2. Deerhoof. Offend Maggie.
Art Rock at its catchiest. Cute Japanese girl sings about basketballs and bunnies as her band burns the theatre down.

Image
1. Laura Marling. Alas I Cannot Swim.
I fancied myself an artist when I was 17. Won an award or two, even. But nothing I've made then or now competes with the beauty and depth of this brief, seemingly simple record, created by teenager. Folk pop by a girl with an ear for melody and a gorgeous voice that rarely strains. A subtle work by a young artist with the maturity to know when to hold back and when let the music swell up behind her in lush drama. Keep an eye on her.
Image
I won't be the stars in your dark night.
User avatar
Yeahduff
Resident Stoic (Moderator)
 
Posts: 9092
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:16 pm
Location: I jumped into your grave and died.

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Mo on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:21 am

I knew there was a good reason to login here today. Thanks for the tip on Laura Marling, I hadn't heard from her before (I live in Nowheresville). Right up my alley. :D

I'll have to see if I can come up with a list myself. It's been a pretty dead year for me, music- and otherwise.
User avatar
Mo
Cartoon Villain (GTC)
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:55 am
Location: On the shoulder of a giant

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Yeahduff on Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:49 am

Heh, thought you'd like that.
Image
I won't be the stars in your dark night.
User avatar
Yeahduff
Resident Stoic (Moderator)
 
Posts: 9092
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:16 pm
Location: I jumped into your grave and died.

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Nanda on Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:27 am

Oh, wow... She's something else, isn't she?
Image Image
User avatar
Nanda
Cartoon Hero
 
Posts: 4268
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:06 am
Location: Peeking out of the closet.

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Yeahduff on Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:40 am

Not sure if you mean Laura Marling or Cookie, but in both cases, yes, yes she is.
Image
I won't be the stars in your dark night.
User avatar
Yeahduff
Resident Stoic (Moderator)
 
Posts: 9092
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:16 pm
Location: I jumped into your grave and died.

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Mo on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:17 am

Ahh Duff, always the ladies' man. :wink:
User avatar
Mo
Cartoon Villain (GTC)
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:55 am
Location: On the shoulder of a giant

Re: Best of 2008.

Postby Yeahduff on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:53 am

Couldn't shut it off even if I wanted to.
Image
I won't be the stars in your dark night.
User avatar
Yeahduff
Resident Stoic (Moderator)
 
Posts: 9092
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:16 pm
Location: I jumped into your grave and died.


 

Return to Eight to One



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest