Posted by: Joe | January 27, 2009

Soundtrack 2008

I’ve had this ready for a while, but I’ve been to lazy to post anything. Once again, this isn’t a “Best of” list of any type, and some of the albums aren’t even from this year–it’s simply the playlist of songs that will remind me of 2008.

I had a feeling throughout the year that this was a somewhat weaker year for indie music than 2007–I went several months where I had trouble finding anything new that caught my ear. So while there are maybe fewer artists on this list than in years past, the stuff that I like I really *really* liked (Frightened Rabbit/Constantines/Holy Fuck/Woodhands).

The Acorn – Glory Hope Mountain – “Flood Pt. 2”
Apostle Of Hustle – “Chances Are (Jim Eno remix)”
The Black Keys – Attack & Release – “Psychotic Girl”
The Black Keys – Attack & Release – “Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be”
Black Mountain – In The Future – “Bright Lights”
Black Mountain – In The Future – “Stormy High”
British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music? – “Waving Flags”
Buck 65 – Situation – “Dang”
Buck 65 – Situation – “Way Back When”
Cansei de Ser sexy – Donkey – “Jager Yoga”
Cansei de Ser sexy – Donkey – “Rat Is Dead (Rage)”
Chromeo – Fancy Footwork – “Fancy Footwork”
Constantines – Kensington Heights – “Hard Feelings”
Constantines – Kensington Heights – “I Will Not Sing A Hateful Song”
Constantines – Kensington Heights – “Million Star Hotel”
Constantines – Kensington Heights – “Our Age”
Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours – “Far Away”
D.O. – The Northstarr – “Bring It!”
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs – “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs – “Long Division”
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs – “No Sunlight”
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs – “Your New Twin Sized Bed”
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism – “Passenger Seat”
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism – “The Sound Of Settling”
Destroyer – Trouble in Dream – “Introducing Angels”
The Duke Spirit – Neptune – “Lasso”
Estelle Feat Kanye West – American Boy – “American Boy”
The Fembots – Calling Out – “Good Days”
Flobots – Fight With Tools – “Handlebars”
Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing – “Sweet Love For Planet Earth”
Frightened Rabbit – Sing the Greys – “Be Less Rude”
Frightened Rabbit – Sing the Greys – “Go-Go-Girls”
Frightened Rabbit – Sing the Greys – “The Greys”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “Backwards Walk”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “Floating in the Forth”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “Good Arms vs. Bad Arms”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “Keep Yourself Warm”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “Old Old Fashioned”
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight – “The Modern Leper”
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound – “Great Expectations”
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound – “The ’59 Sound”
Goldfinger – Hello Destiny – “Get Up”
Goldfinger – Hello Destiny – “One More Time”
Goldfinger – Stomping Ground – “99 Red Balloons”
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight [Original Soundtrack] – “I’m Not a Hero”
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight [Original Soundtrack] – “Like a Dog Chasing Cars”
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight [Original Soundtrack] – “Why So Serious?”
Holy Fuck – Holy Fuck – “/ K – RHYTHM PART 2”
Holy Fuck – LP – “Lovely Allen”
Holy Fuck – LP – “Milkshake”
Holy Fuck – LP – “Royal Gregory”
Holy Fuck – LP – “Super Inuit”
K’naan – The Dusty Foot Philosopher – “In The Beginning”
K’naan – The Dusty Foot Philosopher – “Rap Gets Jealous”
Kanye West – 808’s And Heartbreak – “Say You Will”
Kara Keith – Kara Keith EP – “Kick This City”
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl – Single – “I Kissed A Girl”
Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster… – “Death To Los Campesinos!”
Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster… – “Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks”
Major Maker – People Carrier (Bonus Track Version) – “In Love With You”
Major Maker – People Carrier (Bonus Track Version) – “Rollercoaster”
Mark Ronson – Version – “L.S.F. (Feat. Kasabian)”
Mark Ronson – Version – “Toxic (Feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Tiggers)”
Mark Ronson – Version – “Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse)”
Mates Of State – Re-arrange Us – “Get Better”
Mates Of State – Re-arrange Us – “The Re-arranger”
Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling – “Batcat”
The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride – “How To Embrace A Swamp Creature”
The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride – “Sax Rohmer #1”
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea – “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea”
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea – “King of the Carrot Flowers Part 1”
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea – “Two Headed Boy”
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema – “Sing Me Spanish Techno”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”
Nine Inch Nails – The Slip – “1000000”
Nine Inch Nails – The Slip – “Discipline”
Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins – “Blue Tulip”
Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins – “Calling And Not Calling My Ex”
Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins – “Pop Lie”
Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins – “Starry Stairs”
Paramore – Riot – “For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic”
Paramore – Riot – “That’s What You Get”
Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue – “Bye Bye Bye”
Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue – “Feedback In The Field”
Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue – “Good Friend”
Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue – “Guru”
Port O’Brien – All We Could Do Was Sing – “I Woke Up Today”
The Proclaimers – Life With You (Deluxe Edition) – “Whole Wide World”
Queens of the Stone Age – Era vulgaris – “Make It Wit Chu”
The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely – “Consoler of the Lonely”
The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely – “Old Enough”
The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely – “Salute Your Solution”
Rat Silo – November 2007: What The Butler Saw – “Getupgotoworkgohomegotobed”
Ruby Coast – Projectable Collections – “Brittle Bones”
Ruby Coast – Projectable Collections – “Laugh At Alice”
The Rumble Strips – Girls And Weather – “Girls And Boys In Love”
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns – “Frank, AB”
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns – “In The Summertime”
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns – “The Ballad of the RAA”
Sam Roberts – Love At The End Of The World – “Them Kids”
Sam Roberts – Love At The End Of The World – “Words & Fire”
Santogold – Santogold – “L.E.S. Artistes”
Santogold – Santogold – “Lights Out”
Santogold – Santogold – “Say Aha”
Santogold – Santogold – “You’ll Find A Way”
Shad – The Old Prince – “The Old Prince Still Lives At Home”
Soko – EP 1 – “I’ll Kill Her”
Spy Machine 16 – How Things Come Apart – “Disappointed Tourist, Lost and Confused After Wandering into a Free Trade Zone By Mistake”
Spy Machine 16 – How Things Come Apart – “For the Jocks Who Scream from Cars”
Spy Machine 16 – How Things Come Apart – “I Lost My Edge Last Night”
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing – “Great DJ”
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing – “That’s Not My Name”
Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell – “Tessellate”
Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell – “Your English Is Good”
TV on the Radio – Dear Science, – “Dancing Choose”
TV on the Radio – Dear Science, – “Halfway Home”
TV on the Radio – Dear Science, – “Shout Me Out”
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker – Welding the C:/ – “Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole”
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
Weezer – Weezer (The Red Album) – “Pork and Beans”
Weezer – Weezer (The Red Album) – “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)”
Weezer – Weezer (The Red Album) – “Troublemaker”
Wendy McNeill – The Wonder Show – “Such a Common Bird”
Willie Nelson – Moment Of Forever – “Gravedigger”
Woodhands – Heart Attack – “Can’t See Straight”
Woodhands – Heart Attack – “Dancer”
Woodhands – Heart Attack – “I Wasn’t Made for Fighting”
Wordburglar – Burglaritis – “Word Owner”
Wreckless Eric – Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack – “Whole Wide World”

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