Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Will's Favorite Songs of 2008

Compiling a favorite songs list is damn hard. I try and limit it to one per artist to make it a little easier on myself (otherwise the top ten would almost always be from the same Kanye West album). I tried to be thorough, but I am still sure that there is something I missed. Still, here are numbers 50 through 11, and tomorrow I will post the top ten with detailed explanations.

50. "Swagger Like Us," Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne
49. "Sleepy Tigers," Her Space Holiday
48. "In the New Year," the Walkmen
47. "Ativan," Atlas Sound
46. "Can't You Wait," Geographer (mp3)
45. "The Way We Ride," Fulton Lights (mp3)
44. "Sober Driver," Dengue Fever (mp3)
43. "Jackie's Lament," The Baseball Project
42. "Machine Gun," Portishead
41. "Viva La Vida," Coldplay

40. "Your English is Good," Tokyo Police Club
39. "A Children's Crusade on Acid," Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
38. "Sensual Seduction," Snoop Dogg
37. "Many Shades of Black," the Raconteurs
36. "Vanished," Crystal Castles
35. "Thin," the Confusions
34. "Walls," Beck
33. "Sister Lost Soul," Alejandro Escovedo
32. "Lost Coastlines," Okkervil River
31. "Seven," Raphael Saadiq
30. "For Our Elegant Caste"/"An Eluardian Instance"/"Gallery Piece," Of Montreal

29. "American Boy," Estelle featuring Kanye West
28. "I'm a Lady," Santogold
27. "I Woke Up Today," Port O'Brien (mp3)
26. "Creeper," Islands
25. "I Will Posess Your Heart," Death Cab For Cutie
24. "Agoraphobia," Deerhunter
23. "Come on Over (Turn Me On)," Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
22. "Shooting Rockets," Destroyer
21. "Calling Lightning, Pt. 2," Howlin Rain
20. "Cape Canaveral," Conor Oberst

19. "Still Here," Girl Talk

18. "Whatever You Like," T.I.

17. "Chasing Pavements," Adele

16. "On the Edge of a Cliff," The Streets
15. "Videotapez," Amplive featuring Del the Funkee Homosapien
14. "Freeze and Explode," Cassettes Won't Listen
13. "Fatalist Palmistry," Why?

12. "Hit the Wall," Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning

11. "Strangers in the Wind," Cut Copy

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Top 50 is really hard to do. Especially the ranking, so kudos to you.