Wednesday, December 31

The Ice Of Boston By Dismemberment Plan

It will be 2009 soon, what are you doing reading mp3 blogs? You should probably be listening to "The Ice Of Boston" ( mp3) by The Dismemberment Plan.

Myspace page is here.
Southern page is here
Desoto Records page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Dismemberment Plan


The End O' The Year Dump 2008

Welcome to the Second Annual End O' The Year Dump where I post a bunch of good stuff I meant to post but didn't get around to. Enjoy!

"Party On The Death Star" ( mp3) by Beta Satan

Beta Satan

"I'll Never Let You Go" ( mp3) by Teenage Prayers

Teenage Prayers

"Whirlwind" (strange attractors mp3) by Landing


"Machine" (home tapes mp3) by Slaraffenland


"Chapels" (lp mp3) by Genghis Tron

i assure you... that is Genghis Tron

If you liked this Swan Fungus post, then you'll love The Crust Brothers, Listen: "You Ain't Going Nowhere" (comedy minus one mp3)

The Crust Brothers

Elizabeth Sharp (of New Radiant Storm King and Skinner Pilot) = Ill Ease. Listen: "Too Much Sucky (I Hate Drum Machines)" ( mp3)

ill ease

"Basement Life" (ernest jennings mp3) by Disband


Old Fucked Up? "Baiting The Public" (jade tree mp3)

fucked up

Three Mystery Of Two zips for further examination:
"01sheheldtheshovel" (zip)
"03pitfallsandbrokenboards" (zip)
"04_demons" (zip)

"Downstairs" (ecstatic peace mp3) by religi0us knives

religious knives

"Fly On The Window" (mp3) by Numbers


"Victory" (skin graft mp3) by Zeek Sheck

Zeek Sheck

"You're Shit" by The Squad

The Squad

"Run Through" by Oneida


"Bury A Flower" (troubleman unlimited mp3) by Meneguar


"Telephone Attack (Secret History)" (jeff conlin mp3) by Baby Asprin

baby asprin

"Kill Yourself (Demo)" (mp3) by SOD


Ex-Dead Milkman Joe Jack Talcum performs in The Low Budgets. Listen: "50 Cents" (mp3), also a video... FNI!

low budgets

BONUS myspace pages to check out (clicky clicky):
Awesome New Republic
Blue Ribbon Glee Club
Full Of Fancy
Holy Hail

Last Year's Dump is here.


Tuesday, December 30

Top 51 Downloadables Of 2008

I know you've been waiting. It's almost freakin' New Years here. I am hoping you have not developed year end list fatigue a/k/a YELF syndrome. Every song you download here can go to help prevent YELF. It can be a rather debilitating condition. The afflicted wander around and try to argue with people about who is better Fleet Foxes or Cut Copy. Sad. Annnyway, the methodology here: (a look through stuff I posted + a look through my charts) / 51 tracks.

I won't keep you any longer. Without any further ado, Ladies and Gentlemen... Here they are in alphabetical order, the Top 51 Downloadables Of 2008.

"Abandon" ( mp3) by French Kicks
Award: Song that sounds the most like the band playing it of the year

"Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood" (beggars mp3) by Future Of The Left
Award: Best awesomeness of the year

"Bad Blood" (mp3) by The Big Sleep
Award: Best bedroom metal of the year

"Balloons" (sub pop mp3) by Foals
Award: Best misheard lyrics of the year

"Bang On" (4ad mp3) by The Breeders
Award: Best comeback of the year

"Bats Over The Pacific Ocean" ( mp3) by Jaguar Love
Award: Best song to listen to while all your shit is out on the lawn of the year

"Beach Demon" ( mp3) by Wavves
Award: Best "double v" band name of the year

"Beg Waves" ( mp3) by Ponytail
Award: Best unformed vocal expressions of the year

"Black Rice" (flemish eye mp3) by Women
Award: Best 50's song to come out in 2008 of the year

"Boredom Is The Feeling That Everything Is A Waste Of Time" ( mp3) by Shooting At Unarmed Men
Award: Best song that took for fucking ever to be released in the states of the year

"Bright And Shining" (terrorbird mp3) by Koushik
Award: Best downbeat track of the year

"Broke Calculator" ( mp3) by Royal Bangs
Award: Best bleeps (but not bloops) of the year

"Cappo" ( mp3) by No Age
Award: Best guitar and drums combo of the year

"Catalogs" ( mp3) by Double Dagger
Award: Best bass and drums combo of the year

"Cat Swallow" (pirate mp3) by Royal Bangs
Award: Best catchy ass track of the year

"Chromes On It" ( mp3) by Telepathe
Award: Best song that made me feel like I am living in the future of the year

"Cooker" (mp3) by Made Out Of Babies
Award: Best HEAVY of the year

"Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. David Wolf)" ( mp3) by Health
Award: Best bleeps and bloops of the year

"Dickshakers Union" ( mp3) by Surf City
Award: Best song by a piece of a Barbed Wire Kisses reference of the year

"Eatchyo Samwich" ( mp3) by Yea Big And Kid Static
Award: Best song about a sandwich... hands down... of the year

"ELECTRIC ARC" ( mp3) by Oxford Collapse
Award: Best song about not remembering shit of the year

"Everything With You" ( mp3) by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Award: Best late 80's/early 90's retro of the year

"Extinction" ( mp3) by The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims)
Award: Best not "pussy" song of the year

"Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" ( mp3) by The Sword
Award: Best riffage of the year

"Graveyard Drug Party" ( mp3) by Thee Oh Sees
Award: Best song name of the year

"Hairvest" ( mp3) by When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth
Award: Best sludge of the year

"Head Spins (Extended Version)" ( mp3) by High Places
Award: Best tweedub of the year

"Hibernation" ( mp3) by Blood On The Wall
Award: Best song by a Brooklyn, NY via Lawrence, KS band of the year

"In Dead Sleep (I Snore ZZZZ)" ( mp3) by The Night Marchers
Award: Best song that make you feel that (maybe) it was a good idea for Hot Snakes to break up of the year

"I Sold My Organs" (better looking mp3) by Meho Plaza
Award: Best noisy synth of the year

"Joset Of Nazareth's Blues" ( mp3) by Titus Andronicus
Award: Best reason to "kiss her where it smells, take her to NJ" (R.I.P. George) of the year

"Kalise" ( mp3) by El Guincho
Award: Best trance inducer of the year

"KA$H" ( mp3) by James Pants
Award: Best whiteboy space funk jamz of the year

"Kicking Machine" ( mp3) by The Melvins
Award: Best 1970's rock with two drummers of the year

"Lock And Key" (dovecote mp3) by Mason Proper
Award: Best major producer of textiles of the year

"Love Your Spaceman" (mp3) by Robert Pollard
Award: Best dug up instrumental track that finally got vocals over it of the year

"The McLaughlin Group" ( mp3) (may also be called "The McLaughlin Groove") by Andrew W.K.
Award: Best astonishment of the year

"Misfit (Daytrotter Session)" ( mp3) by The Thermals
Award: Best cover of the year

"No One Does It Like You" (beggars mp3) by Dept. Of Eagles
Award: Best Grizzly Bear-related track of the year

"Nothing Ever Happened" ( mp3) by Deerhunter
Award: Best leaked song of the year

"Nowheres Nigh" ( mp3) by Parts & Labor
Award: Best noisepunk turned artrock of the year

"Play Your Part (Pt. 1)" ( mp3) ( mp3) by Girl Talk
Award: Best mashup of the year

"Promises, Promises" ( mp3) by Die! Die! Die!
Award: Best NZ rock of the year

"Puerto Rican Jukebox" (krs mp3) by Panther
Award: Best Portland funk of the year

"Run To Your Grave" ( mp3) by The Mae Shi
Award: Best RUN! of the year

"See/Saw" (matador mp3) by Jay Reatard
Award: Best single of the year (OK, best Jay Reatard single of the year)

"Shove It (Feat. Spank Rock) (Switch Remix)" ( mp3) by Santogold
Award: Best dubby-ass remix of the year

"Top Drawer" ( mp3) by Man Man
Award: Best multiple POV dating song of the year

"Where Do You Run To" ( mp3) by Vivian Girls
Award: Best Tiger Trap song of the year

"xxzxcuzx me" ( mp3) by Crystal Castles
Award: Best glitch of the year

"88th Precinct" ( mp3) by Team Robespierre
Award: Best Brooklyn song of the year (sorry Jay-Z)

Consider CLICKing
- Best Of 2008: Check out some Favorite Netaudio Moments in 2008 @ Phlow Magazine... here.

- Best Of 2008: Fingertips Favorites Top (20) Free and Legal MP3s.... here.

- Best Of 2008: The Best Audible Vitamins... Part One (here) and Part Two (here).

- Dig on some noisy noiserock from Dr. Powerful with a little help from BOAWS... here.

- Gorilla Vs. Bear expects big things from Here We Go Magic in th eyear 2009. Find out why... here.

Top 51 Downloadables Of 2008


Sunday, December 28

YOUTUBE: Cherry Lips (Live) By Archie Bronson Outfit

One thing to look forward to in the new year... a new new new Archie Bronson Outfit LP. They reported (back in July)" "Our new album is taking shape. DFA guru Tim Goldsworthy in the producers chair - we've completed two recording sessions in Michigan, U.S. and the album is currently being mixed over in NYC also by Mr TG. More updates to come!" Since then, no updates. On the other hand, there has been no news of the band breaking up. So, I assume Domino is sitting on the record for release in '09 (or is the Outfit possibly gonna jump over to DFA?). That's just pure speculation right there. In the meantime, I bring you some streams. The live "Cherry Lips" is pretty kickass.

Streamable: "Cherry Lips (Live On London Live)" (youtube)

Here is the Ohh-ffical Ohh-bjectifing vid: "Cherry Lips" (youtube) (Possibly NSFW)

Here's their Domino Player:

Myspace page is here.
Domino page is here
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

BONUS mp3: "Cherry Lips" ( mp3)

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- Check out a big ass list of (potentially) exciting upcoming releases @ non-My Bloody Valentine fansite MBV... here. NOTE: Archie Bronson? Not on the list.

- New Old Arcade Fire/Miroir Noir plug @ s'gum... here.

- Best Of 2008: Jay Reatard's year end list... here (no mp3s).

- Best Of 2008: Sound Bites' Best Albums... here.

- Best Of 2008: Surviving The Golden Age's Top Songs Part 2... here.

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Saturday, December 27

7 Albums From 2007 That Rocked In 2008

Just because a year ends doesn't mean you have to stop listening to albums from the past year (right?). I wanted to give some props to the following albums from 2007 that had some real staying power, well, on my ipod at least. Check 'em (and if you like buy 'em).

7 Albums From 2007 That Rocked In 2008

7 Albums From 2007 That Rocked In 2008:

The Forms
The Forms by The Forms
Comment: This whole album is awesome. Every single track. Do you realize how hard it was to choose one track to post?
Listen: "Bones" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Love Of Diagrams
Mosaic by Love Of Diagrams
Comment: I don't know why this track was not included on the original release. Hopefully, the demos that were on the internet this year will make for another great album in 2009.
Listen: "Big Chord Champion" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here (without bonus tracks).
eMusic page is here (with bonus tracks).

The National Anthem Of Nowhere
The National Anthem Of Nowhere by Apostle Of Hustle
Comment: Andrew Whiteman (of Broken Social Scene) does it again. He should get his own "Broken Social Scene Presents..." album next, yo.
Listen: "My Sword Hand's Anger" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Ragged Rubble by Double Dagger
Comment: While I (unfortunately) missed every opportunity to see Double Dagger live this year, I am certain this will be rectified in the coming year. Plus, they should have a new LP out soon on Thrill Jockey. I mean, come on... look at them, how can you not love this?
Double Dagger
Listen: "The Psychic" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Security by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Comment: This track really helped me get through the last year of the Bush regime.
Listen: "Filibuster XXX" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here (older material).

Weirdo Rippers of No Age
Comment: I had to listen to something while waiting and waiting for Nouns to leak, err, I mean get officially released by the nice people at Sub Pop.
Listen: "Boy Void" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

You Are Beautiful At All Times by Yppah
Comment: Great music for walking around the city in a daze. Try it sometime.
Listen: "I'll Hit The Breaks" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.
NOTE: This album was originally released in 2006, but when I first came up with this post I did not know that. I have decided to include it anyway.

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- Three. Count 'em. Three new Le Loup tracks have been recorded and are available @ Daytrotter... here. Awesome.

- FYI: Frisk Frugt is Anders from Kirsten Ketsjer. Indie encoding phenom PUKEKOS recommends you take a listen... here.

- Social Registry BONUS: "Hibernation/Ditch (Live @ SXSW 2008)" By Blood On The Wall

- Best Of 2008: BIGSTEREO's big best of post... here.

- Best Of 2008: Not your usual best of list. Clouds In The Head has four end of year mixes... here.

- Best Of 2008: Transmissions From Wintermute' Years Best New (for me) Music... here.

- Best Of 2008: Wow, that's it no more. Here are the rest of the Pop Tart Suck Toasted best ofs (unless there is like a best PTST videos post or something like that in the works)... Albums #1-2 (here) #3-4 (here) #5-6 (here) and Singles #1-10 (here) #11-20 (here) #21-30 (here).

- Best Of 2008: Tullycraft's Top Ten Songs... #5 (here) #6 (here) #7 (here).

- Best Of 2008: Surviving The Golden Age's Top Songs Part 1... here.

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Thursday, December 25

Off My Radar 2008, Part 3

If you are looking for something Christmasy or Hanukkahlicious I refer you to this post. Also, Kindercore has a free holiday EP... here.

Let's get to another installment of Off My Radar.

Off My Radar 2008

"Solemn Solon" ( mp3) by Knife the Symphony
"You Don't Have To (If You Don't Want To)" ( mp3) by Gentleman Jesse And His Men
"Knapp (Feat. Lars Wiik)" ( mp3) by Dokkemand

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- Ok, Ok... "It's Christmas Time in Hollis, Queens..." @ Spinner (here) and The Smudge (here).

- Also, get some handcuffs for the holidays (plus an awesome xmas mix) @ SUCKAPANTS... here.

- MBV posts a new new new Bob Pollard track... here.

- One more mp3... the "I knew this was coming out, but I didn't actually hear it until I saw it on Pitckfork's Best 100 Tracks of 2008" BONUS: "Ribbons" ( mp3) by Four Tet

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Wednesday, December 24

Starting Over By The Black Lips

Flowerpunkers The Black Lips have a new album coming soon-ish (Feb 24th). It is called 200 Million Thousand. They decided to drop this mp3...

Downloadable: "Starting Over" ( mp3)

I am definitely not the first to post on this one. And does it seems like they are mellowing out a lil' bit??

AND they decided to run a video contest for said song. Upload your vid to starting Jan 12th. Contest ends Feb 15th.

Myspace page is here.
Vice page is here.
In The Red page is here.
Bomp page is here.

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- Marathonpacks posts a vid of Women live in Amsterdam... here. Also, in best of 2008 news, Marathonpacks end of year mixes are here.

- The Lymbyc Systym postrocks it up at Daytrotter... here.

- Best Of 2008: The 16 Most Awesomest Society-Rific Albums Of 2008 with Accompanying Mixtape!!! @ TSURURADIO... here.

- Best Of 2008: You mean there are more Pop Tarts Suck Toasted best of posts? I thought that must have ended. Nope. Top #21-30 Singles (here) and Top #7 & 8 Albums (here).

- Best Of 2008: WOXY's Best Of Lounge Act Year end mixes... here.

- Best Of 2008: EAR FARM's Top Albums of 2008... here.

- Best Of 2008: Badical Beats presents Mikey's Top 10 Albums... here.

- RANDOM REPOST: "Here's Your Future" (sub pop mp3) by The Thermals

Can you see the face?
The Black Lips

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Tuesday, December 23

Wrangler For Higher By Male

Male is Ben Mjolsness and Jonathan Krohn (do not confuse them with MEN). Together, they arranged "a series of recording sessions to document their take on improvisation." The sessions featured contributions from members of Exploding Star Orchestra, Pan American, and Joan of Arc. The resulting album, All Are Welcome is coming out on Other Electricities in Februray and is filled with postrock/experimental/jazzy goodness.

Listen: "Wrangler For Higher" ( mp3)

Other Electricities is here.
Other Electricities eMusic page is here.

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- The Best Of 2008: Part 2 of The Contrast Podcast "Festive 50"... here.

- The Best Of 2008: The #1 download from Stereogum for 2008 if ??Marnie Stern?? Whaa? I know she shreds and that THIS IS IT AND I AM IT AND YOU ARE IT AND SO IS THAT AND HE IS IT AND SHE IS IT AND IT IS IT AND THAT IS THAT, but really? OK. Listen: "Transformer" (krs mp3). More of Stereogum's top downloads (plus a zip and a torrent)... here.

- The Best Of 2008: 20 Jazz Funk Greats Best Of... here.

- The Best Of 2008: PTST!!!! Top 50 Albums #9&10... here, PLUS new list alert... Top 50 Singles #41-50... here.

- The Best Of 2008: cover art = (1000 words * image resolution), the Covert Curiosity top 25 of 2008... here.

- Alright then, are you ready for some 2006 nostalgia?? "Cowbell" (mp3) by Tapes 'n Tapes


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Monday, December 22

ALBUM STREAM: Power + Light By 50 Foot Wave

Streamable: Power + Light (cash music) by 50 Foot Wave

Downloads and more info coming soon.

Myspace page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Power + Light By 50 Foot Wave


African Rhythms By Mi Ami

The SF drum punk trio Mi Ami (with two members of Black Eyes) is filled with "spastic energy."

Get pysched... their new single, Echoonecho will be out Jan 27 and full length Watersports will be released Feb 17. They will be touring A LOT in the coming year. They have two NYC-centric shows coming up with Thank You... Feb 11 @ Cake Shop and Feb 12 DEATH BY AUDIO.

Downloadable: "African Rhythms" ( mp3)

Quarterstick Records page is here.
Insound query is here.
Black Eye's eMusic page is here.
Touch & GO's eMusic page is here.

BONUS Anthem DJ MIX!: "One's & Two's: Mi Ami" (anthem magazine mp3)

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- Best Of 2008: You Ain't No Picasso's favorite songs... here. Also, check out the songs picked by D. Crane of BOAT's class for YANP's 12 days of Mixmas... here.

- Best Of 2008: The Smudge Of Ashen Fluff's Top 10 Albums... here (no mp3s).

- Best Of 2008: hearsay's best of mixwit and opentape... here.

- Best Of 2008: Cable & Tweed's favorite albums... here.

- Best Of 2008: Built On A Weak Spot's Top 20 Records... here.

- Best Of 2008: Tullycraft's songs of the year... #8 (here) and #9 (here).

- Best Of 2008: EARFARM's Top Songs... here.

- Jape remixed by Tapedeck... "I Was A Man (Tapedeck Remix)" ( mp3)

Mi Ami

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Saturday, December 20

Green Flag By Growing

Today I have Music For Walking Through Slush And Ice...

Listen: "Green Flag" (social registry m4a) By Growing

Growing is playing the Santos Party House on Monday night.

Myspace page is here.
The Social Registry is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

BONUS Embed: "Wrong Ride" (mov)

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- Speaking The Social Registry, check out their year end mixtape @ Gorilla Vs. Bear... here.

- When Peter Gabriel sings "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" you realize not that Vampire Weekend is bad (per se), but rather Peter Gabriel is awesome. Plus, he has Hot Chip backing him up @ Pretty Much Amazing... here.

- Best Of 2008: When You Awake's 2008 In Review is... here (no mp3s, but check out the Mixtape section of the website)

- Best Of 2008: I Rock Cleveland's Year End Extravaganza posts 40 items that were excellent this past year... here.

- Best Of 2008: Raven Sings The Blues' Year in 7"... here.

- Best Of 2008: Check out Can You See The Sunset From The Southside's Year End Lists... here.

- Best Of 2008: Life's Bathroom's "not a good year for music" Top 15 Albums... here.

- Best Of 2008: Oh, Warfair & Therapy's Favorite Songs of 2008 (in parts)... here (uno), here (dos), here (tres), here (cuatro), here (cinco), here (seis), here (siete)

- Best Of 2008: captain's dead's Top 12 Songs... here.

- Best Of 2009? Stereogum looks forward to albums coming out next year... here.

- RANDOM (RE)POST: "Copper" (t&g mp3) by Shellac Of North America who "will have a new LP anytime between now and the future" (ha!).


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Thursday, December 18

Off My Radar 2008, Part 2

And now the next installment of Off My Radar, where I post killer tracks I had not heard until reading other people's best of 2008 lists.

Off My Radar 2008

"Harper Lewis" ( mp3) by Russian Circles

"Un Día" ( mp3) by Juana Molina

"Daily I Will Calculate The Distance" ( mp3) by ((Sounder))

"Hole In My Head" ( mp3) by Box Elders

Check out Part 1 of Off My Radar... here.

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- Holy Crap... I just noticed the fourth release from Staggering Statistics, I'm Thinking About Changing is available on their website for freees... here. Listen: "Learned Quarry" (mp3)

- Best Of 2008: Pretty Much Amazing's pretty amazing 212 best songs... here.

- Best Of 2008: Pop Tart Suck Toasted is getting closer to #1... here (19-22).

- Best Of 2008: The Consequence Of Sound Year End Report: The Top 100 Albums... here.

- Best Of 2008: Tullycraft's Tullyblog is doing a piecemeal Top Ten Songs listing. Check out #10... here.

- Best Of 2008: Two more staff member's lists are up at The Tape (is not sticky)... here and here.

- Best Of 2008: Pitchfork posts The 50 Best Albums... here.

- Best of B00M!!: Did you ever wonder what would happen if you put a butane lighter in a blender? Find out (in slo-mo)... here.

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Wednesday, December 17

The Job Flavored Minimix

Today I have another minimix inspired by the Contrast Podcast...

The Job Flavored Minimix
"A&R Job" ( mp3) by The Oranges Band
"Rush Job" ( mp3) by Shellac
"Loosen This Job" ( mp3) by No Age
"Hatchet Job" ( mp3) by Hot Snakes
"We Drink On The Job" ( mp3) by Earlimart

Be sure to check out the latest Contrast Podcast... here.

BONUS Job mp3: "God Damn Job" (ysi mp3) by The Replacements

Consider CLICKing
- The latest annual mashup MySplice from Team9 is available at Stereogum... here.

- The Best Of 2008: Another Top 10 is up at The Tape... here.

- The Best Of 2008: Covert Curiosity has the year's Best Videos... here.

- Gorilla Vs Bear posts a Phaseone remix of the shoegazey goodness of Grouper... here.

- I am so fucking sick of excessive Auto-Tune. At this point, it's like nails on the chalkboard. But I do admit, the technology has its uses. Listen a recent NPR story on Auto-Tune... here.

this was the #1 hit for 'job' on google images

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Monday, December 15

Top 15 Albums Of 2008

Out of the all the albums that came out this year, these here... these are the tops. This list was put together with a little help from Also, I don't apply any number ranks to my year end lists. I use the power of the alphabet, but if you really want a #1 album of 2008, let's just say it's... HLLLYH. Ok, let's go...

Top 15 Albums Of 2008

Top 15 Albums Of 2008:
Alegranza by El Guincho
Comment: A trance enducing world trip
Listen: "Cuando Maavilla Fui" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Palmitos Park" (beggars mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Crystal Castles by Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles
Comment: The glitch masterpiece of the year
Listen: "Magic Spells" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Curses by Future Of The Left
Comment: Runner up for Album Of The Year... out of all these records, this is the one I listened to the most.
Listen: "Fingers Become Thumbs" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Manchasm" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Feed The Animals by Girl Talk
Feed The Animals
Comment: Mr. Gillis makes me want to wrap my iMac in Saran Wrap. If you haven't yet, take a look at the Wikipedia dissection of Feed The Animals... here. Kind of like The Soup but with music.
Listen: "What It's All About" ( mp3)
Pay-What-You-Want is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Comment: This will blow your mind. The best remix album of the year (maybe ever?)
Listen: "Heaven (Narctrax Remix)" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Lost Time (Pictureplane Remix)" ( mp3)
Listen Even More: "Tabloid Sores (Nosaj Thing Remix)" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

HLLLYH by The Mae Shi
Comment: Album of the year (for now).
Listen: "PWND"
Listen More: "The Melody" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Liferz by Blood On The Wall
Comment: Like the 90's all rolled up into one album. The Pixies and Sonic Youth influences shine through, but you know what there's nothing wrong with that. This rocks.
Listen: "Rize" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Hibernation" ( mp3)
eMusic page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.

The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In by Thee Oh Sees
The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In
Comment: R-O-C-K
Listen: "Ghost In The Trees" ( mp3)
Listen More: "The Coconut" ( mp3)
eMusic page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.

Nouns by No Age
Comment: Amazing.
Listen: "Teen Creeps" (sub pop mp3)
Listen More: "Eraser" (sub pop mp3)
Sub Pop page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.

On Two Sides by Blank Dogs
On Two Sides, not On Both Sides
Comment: distorted vocals with instrumentals that sound like The Cure if they had been Birmingham and not West Sussex.
Listen: "Meltdown Cloud" ( mp3)
Sacred Bones Records page is here.
(Free) download is here.

Out My Window by Koushik
Out My Window
Comment: downbeat bliss
Listen: "Be With" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Nothing's The Same" ( mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Third by Portishead
Comment: a remarkable return (and the only major label artist on the list, sorry Beck)
Listen/Watch: "Machine Gun" (youtube)
Amazon MP3 page is here.

We Breed Champions by Royal Bangs
We Breed Champions
Comment: These guys crafted one of the best indie rock albums of the year even if my best friend can never remember their name. A good way to remember their name: it's a euphemism for sex with a monarch.
Listen: "Let's Get Even" ( mp3)
Audio Eagle page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.

Welcome by James Pants
Comment: The space funk album of the year
Listen: "Finger On The Knife" ( mp3)
Listen More: "We're Through" (stones throw mp3)
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

WOMEN by Women
Comment: Canadian indie rock drenched in droney lofi goodness. SEE THEM LIVE. That is all.
Listen: "Lawncare" ( mp3)
Listen More: "Group Transport Hall" (jagjaguwar mp3)
Jagjaguwar page is here.
eMusic page is here

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- Panther covering The Silos... here. Listen: "justthismorning" (krs mp3)

- Best Of 2008: Captain's Dead's Top Ten Records... here.

- Best Of 2008: The Tape's 25 favorite songs... here.

- Best Of 2008: The Daily Growl's Top 20 albums... here.

- Best Of 2008: So Much Silence's Favorite albums... here.

- Vice Gives You The Gift Of Good Music... here.

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