I was jamming out Terra’s blog today (as I do most days) and she said that I one of her top referreres? neat.
hmmm, My top drivers for traffic here as of today are Vancityrockgirl, Terra, Jamie and Laura.
Fun. Thank you guys!
I finally got through my Top 10 of 2008. But I have a feeling I am missing some gems. If they come to me later, I’ll fix that on here. We’ll explore my top 10 in Youtube video magic.
10) Jack Johnson – Sleep Through the Static
I just put this record here to start and then as I thought about it, yeah I like Jack Johnson… so what?
09) Mother Mother – O My Heart
Fun poppy band from Vancouver. I played this record a ton over Hallowe’en.
08) Bloc Party – Intimacy
There are a ton of cool songs off this record. “Signs” showed up on Gossip Girl last night during a big scene. “Flux” is my favourite but isn’t a “true” single as it was recorded between albums and included on the North American physical release of Intimacy only.
07) The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
This record didn’t change my world like Boys and Girls in America, but the disc did get lots of play and still lives in the Jeep.
06) MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
I think this was 2008…
05) Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue
One of my best surprises on the year, a go to when making a playlist, and a favourite night out with Coral back in the Spring.
04) Grand Archives – The Grand Archives
Another favourite for late nights when I am alone or feeling lonely. The song “Swan matches” is the soundtrack to Madelyn’s birth and the first few days home from the hospital. Actually this record should be number one… but I already handed it in, so I’ll call it a strong 4.
03) Radiohead – In Rainbows
A record that got lots of spins int he winter of ’08 and one of Coral’s favourites. We had a Valentine’s Day dinner at home when Coral was pregnant and we put this disc on front-to-back and it was perfect.
02) Coldplay – Viva La Vida
No record got more play over 2008 in the Jeep than Coldplay. It was the soundtrack to our summer holiday and big part of the hype for Pemberton.
01) Kings of Leon – Only By the Night
fuck this album kills. Its a tie between Akon (anything he touches) and “Use Somebody” as my song of the year.
I also really jived on Alkaline Trio this summer, Nine Inch Nails, if only for the outrageous concert, I am late to the party, but Fleet Foxes is growing on me. I listened to a ton of top 40 and dance music and Cut/Copy stood out. Fucked Up is also new so I have not had time to digest it fully, but pretty rad. Deerhunter is another solid one that I just downloaded but haven’t had time to full appreciate.
One of Coral’s faves might also include Jason Mraz.
hmmm, how’s that?
Go with yourself.
ACK! I forgot Beck – Modern Guilt
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