It has taken a LONG time to get this list made, I’ve spent the last hour alone trying to get it down to 50 songs but I just can’t do it. I wouldn’t want to be without any of these songs and depriving yourself of any one of them just might cause irreparable harm to your already dying soul. This is not something I want so I’m compelled to keep it at 51. These are what I would consider the 51 best songs of the year.
Obviously my tastes lean heavily toward college/indie/blog rock and electronic so please forgive me for missing the best (insert genre here) song. For those of you looking for a place to start, if there is a particular genre you are fond of (or one you hate!) hit me up in the comments and I’ll steer you toward a couple songs you might like.
Check for a podcast featuring the Top 10 in the coming days. For now, take some time to digest some of these and tell me what your favorite songs of 2008 were and tell me which songs on my list suck!
Right click and save as to download any song and of course if you find something you like, buy the album or support the band in some way.
13. Sébastien Tellier – L’amour et la violence (Boys Noize Remix)
25. Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes [XXXChange remix]
27. Why? – Fatalist Palmistry
31. MGMT – Time To Pretend
37. Tokyo Police Club – Tessellate
45. Busy P – To Protect And Entertain (Crookers Remix)
Unfortunately, those of you listening via podcast/RSS are only going to be able to listen to #11, I can’t figure out how to get all of the files in a single post to play. If anyone can help me out with that please give me some insight!