Monday, 5 January 2009

MUSICLARITY: Eyeris' Favorite Music Of 2008

It's never too late to have Best of 2008 lists, so here, better late than never, is my favorite music of last year. I listened to A LOT of music last year, but these are the only ones that I actually played often and like enough to remember them by year end... No MP3s this time because I'm too lazy to post ALL the songs...



20 Favorite Albums of 2008

1) Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart (Rachael Yamagata)
2) Lucky (Nada Surf)
3) American Demo (The Indelicates)
4) We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things (Jason Mraz)
5) Honeysuckle Weeks (The Submarines)
6) Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (Sigur Ros)
7) Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Coldplay)
8) Day & Age (The Killers)
9) Seventh Tree (Goldfrapp)
10) A Hundred Million Suns (Snow Patrol)
11) Dear Science (TV On The Radio)
12) The Hawk Is Howling (Mogwai)
13) Finding My Way (Mia Palencia)
14) Made In The Dark (Hot Chip)
15) The 59' Sound (The Gaslight Anthem)
16) Fleet Foxes (Fleet Foxes)
17) Rockferry (Duffy)
18) Narrow Stairs (Death Cab For Cutie)
19) 19 (Adele)
20) Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend)


Eyeris' 100 Favorite Songs of 2008

1) A & E (Goldfrapp)
2) I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
3) I Like What You Say (Nada Surf)
4) Crack The Shutters (Snow Patrol)
5) Xavia (The Submarines)
6) We Hate The Kids (The Indelicates)
7) Elephants (Rachael Yamagata)
8) Last Significant Statement To Be Made In Rock N' Roll (The Indelicates)
9) Gobbledigook (Sigur Rós)
10) Spaceman (The Killers)
11) Never Miss A Beat (Kaiser Chiefs)
12) Lonely Buoy (Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong)
13) Mercy (Duffy)
14) Details In The Fabric (Jason Mraz & James Morrison)
15) Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
16) I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Black Kids)
17) I Will Possess Your Heart (Death Cab For Cutie)
18) Oxford Comma (Vampire Weekend)
19) Not As We (Alanis Morissette)
20) Whose Authority (Nada Surf)

(In alphabetical order. Songs in bold are the best of the rest)
  • 1492 (Counting Crows)
  • A Dustland Fairytale (The Killers)
  • Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis)
  • Always Be My Baby (David Cook)
  • Anak Siapa (Mia Palencia)
  • Another Heart Calls (The All-American Rejects feat. The Pierces)
  • Another Way To Die (Jack White & Alicia Keys)
  • Autoclave (The Mountain Goats)
  • Bag It Up (Oasis)
  • Bank Holiday Monday (Stereophonics)
  • Being Here (The Stills)
  • Bixby Canyon Bridge (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Bleeding All Over You (Martha Wainwright)
  • Business Time (Flight of The Conchords)
  • Caravan Girl (Goldfrapp)
  • Chasing Pavements (Adele)
  • Dance Dance Dance (Lykke Li)
  • Death And All His Friends (Coldplay)
  • Distant Dreamer (Duffy)
  • Duet (Rachael Yamagata & Ray LaMontagne)
  • Falling Down (Oasis)
  • Family Tree (TV On The Radio)
  • Finding My Way (Mia Palencia)
  • Flakes (Mystery Jets)
  • Geometry & C. (Chris Walla)
  • Going On (Gnarls Barkley)
  • Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros (Flight of The Conchords)
  • Hometown Glory (Adele)
  • Human (The Killers)
  • I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
  • I Will Not Sing a Hateful Song (The Constantines)
  • If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It (Snow Patrol)
  • In Certain Circumstances (The Otherside Orchestra)
  • Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur (Sigur Rós)
  • Leggy Blonde (Flight of The Conchords feat. Rhys Darby)
  • Life Being What It Is (Kaki King)
  • Live In Technicolour II (Coldplay)
  • Living Well Is The Best Revenge (REM)
  • Losing Touch (The Killers)
  • Love You All (Cloud Cult)
  • Made In The Dark (Hot Chip)
  • Mother Mary (Foxboro Hot Tubs)
  • My Only Offer (Mates of State)
  • Never Want To Say It's Love (Dido)
  • New Art For The People (The Indelicates)
  • Next Plane Home (Daniel Powter)
  • No Lucifer (British Sea Power)
  • Ocean And A Rock (Lisa Hannigan)
  • On A Day Like This (Elbow)
  • Orchid (Alanis Morissette)
  • Over and Over (Rachael Yamagata)
  • Perfect Symmetry (Keane)
  • Possesive (The Otherside Orchestra)
  • Ready For The Floor (Hot Chip)
  • Salute Your Solution (The Raconteurs)
  • Scandinavian Blonde (Frida Hyvönen)
  • Skinny Love (Bon Iver)
  • Stop Drop And Roll (Foxboro Hot Tubs)
  • Strawberry Swing (Coldplay)
  • That's Not My Name (The Ting Tings)
  • The 59' Sound (The Gaslight Anthem)
  • The Backseat (The Gaslight Anthem)
  • The Day Before The Day (Dido)
  • The Film Did Not Go 'Round (Nada Surf)
  • The Ice Is Getting Thinner (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • The Lightning Strike (Snow Patrol)
  • The Re-Arranger (Mates of State)
  • The Rip (Portishead)
  • The Sun Smells Too Loud (Mogwai)
  • Too Drunk To Dream (The Magnetic Fields)
  • Transliterator (Devotchka)
  • Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
  • White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes)
  • Wire to Wire (Razorlight)
  • Wrestlers (Hot Chip)
  • You Can Do Better Than Me (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • You Cheated Me (Martha Wainwright)
  • You Me And The Bourgeoisie (The Submarines)
  • You! Me! Dancing! (Los Campesinos!)
  • You've Done It Again, Virginia (The National)

Favorite Concerts & Gigs of 2008:

1) Death Cab For Cutie (Esplanade, Singapore)
2) Explosions In The Sky (Ruums Club, KL)
3) Camera Obscura (Esplanade, Singapore)
4) Broken Social Scene (Esplanade, Singapore)
5) Urbanscapes (KLPac, KL)

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