LivingEars Podcast Volume Six – Top 10 of 2008

After 6 months of bringing some of the best music of the year it is now time to recognize the top songs that made 2008 great. These are the 10 songs I kept going back to over and over, the 10 songs that have forever made their mark on 2008 and definitely some of the songs I’ll be going back to the most throughout 2009.

1. The Hold Steady – Constructive Summer
2. Titus Andronicus – Upon Viewing Brueghel’s “Landscape With the Fall of Icarus”
3. Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines
4. Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
5. No Age – Teen Creeps
6. The Dodos – Jodi
7. The Raveonettes – Aly, Walk With Me
8. Portishead – Machine Gun
9. Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
10. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind

I wanted to highlight some of the songs that I chose for the top 51 of 2008 as well so you will hear a couple of songs that you might not have otherwise heard before.

Entire playlist is in the comments.

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Happy 2009.


  1. LiquidHeaven says:

    Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!
    Fuck Buttons – Race You To My Bedroom / Spirit Rise
    Air France – Maundy Thursday
    Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit – Kamphopo
    Arch M – 21st Union
    Girls – Hellhole Ratrace
    Be Your Own Pet – Becky
    Why? – Fatalist Palmistry
    Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
    Born Ruffians – I Need a Life
    Hercules & Love Affair – Blind
    Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
    Portishead – Machine Gun
    The Raveonettes – Aly, Walk With Me
    The Dodos – Jodi
    No Age – Teen Creeps
    Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
    Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines
    Titus Andronicus – Upon Viewing Brueghel's "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus"
    The Hold Steady – Constructive Summer