Saturday, January 10, 2009

favorite cuts of 2008

in no particular order:

The Rentals—Colorado
Blissed-out acoustic-synth-pop.

Madonna & Timbaland & Justin Timberlake—4 Minutes

Timbaland's magical dancing unicorn beat.

Raphael Saadiq—100 Yard Dash

Perfect? Maybe.

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 Lif
Because it sounds like it did.

Beyoncé—Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Pop gold. Seriously. Should replace the C-note.

Lenka—The Show

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.

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