in no particular order:
Madonna & Timbaland & Justin Timberlake—4 Minutes
Timbaland's magical dancing unicorn beat.
Raphael Saadiq—100 Yard Dash
Olmecha Supreme—Bebestyle (Live)
NZ's best live band finally releases something resembling a live album. Seemlessly spans three musical genres in 3 and 3/4 minutes.
Mates of State—Get Better
"Everything's gonna get lighter, even if it never gets better"
Theresa Anderson—Japanese Art
Kitschy, crafty, catchy.
Lupe Fiasco—Hip-Hop Saved My Life
Because it sounds like it did.
Beyoncé—Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Pop gold. Seriously. Should replace the C-note.
2008's Feist releases 2008's 1 2 3 4
Britney Spears—Break the Ice
Ties what's left of Britney's sex appeal to dancetastic synth lines from heaven.
LCD Soundsystem—New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Find a New Yorker who can't relate. Triple dare.
Weezer—I Can Love
Buried in the bonus tracks of a mediocre album. God only knows why.