Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

too cold to go outside these days; here's the view from my office window.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

favorites of 2008

1. sigur ros "med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust"
2. son lux "at war with walls & mazes"
3. fleet foxes "sun giant" ep/self titled album
4. miles benjamin anthony robinson, self titled
5. hauschka "ferndorf"
6. pete & the pirates "little death"
7. bonnie "prince" billy "lie down the light"
8. beck "modern guilt"
9. tv on the radio "dear science"
10. air france "no way down" ep
11. giant sand "provisions"
12. the mountain goats "heretic pride"
13. shearwater "rook"
14. passion pit "chunk of change" ep
15. calexico "carried to dust"
16. hercules and love affair, self titled
17. cut copy "in ghost colours"
18. vampire weekend, self titled
19. alaska in winter "holiday" ep
20. the rosebuds "life like"

most overrated
the gaslight anthem "the '59 sound"
she & him "volume one"

most underrated
son lux "at war with walls & mazes"

best compilation
belle & sebastian "the bbc sessions"

most disappointing
four tet "ringer" ep

most confusing nonsense
man man "rabbit habits"

most awesome nonsense
the flaming lips "christmas on mars" (with backyard sci-fi film, of course)

noteworthy songs (no particular order)
hercules & love affair "blind"
fleet foxes "mykonos"
liam finn "second chance"
miles benjamin anthony robinson "buriedfed"
school of seven bells "Iamundernodisguise"
pete and the pirates "she doesn't belong to me"
alaska in winter "we are blind and riding the merry-go-round"
tv on the radio "stork & owl"
tilly and the wall "pot kettle black"
karl blau "before telling dragons"
son lux "wither"

PS I didn't put bon iver in my 2008 list because that album actually came out in 2007.