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.
The Walkmen - In the New Year
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood
13. Sébastien Tellier – L’amour et la violence (Boys Noize Remix)
White Denim - All You Really Have to Do
Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others (live on KCRW)
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (LA Riots Remix)
Frightened Rabbit - Fast Blood
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Bells of Creation (Machete Mix)
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)
Born Ruffians - I Need A Life
Lykke Li - Dance. Dance. Dance
Amadou & Mariam - Sabali
We Are Scientists - Chick Lit
25. Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes [XXXChange remix]
Atlas Sound - Holiday
27. Why? – Fatalist Palmistry
Be Your Own Pet - Becky
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
31. MGMT – Time To Pretend
Estelle - American Boy (Ft. Kanye West)
Kanye West - RoboCop
Sebastien Grainger - (Are There) Ways to Come Home?
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
Death Cab for Cutie - Cath...
37. Tokyo Police Club – Tessellate
Beck - Chemtrails
Conor Oberst - Cape Canaveral
Fan Death - Veronica's Veil
41. Arch M – 21st Union
42. Department Of Eagles – No One Does It Like You
43. Vivian Girls – Where Do You Run To
Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
45. Busy P – To Protect And Entertain (Crookers Remix)
Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit - Kamphopo
Lil' Wayne - A Milli (Produced By Bangladesh)
Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today
Beach House - Home Again
Jay Reatard - See/Saw
Air France - Maundy Thursday
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!