The Conclusion to the best tracks of 2008…
25, Cage the Elephant – In One Ear … Simple Blues still prevails!
24, Buckcherry – A Child Called ‘It’ … Big riffs, big issues, big hit!
23, Guns’n Roses – Better … The wait was long (14 Years)….but it isn’t as bad as I feared!
22, Apocalyptica – I Dont Care … Its amazing what you can do with a guest Vocalist and 4 Cellos!
21, Ida Maria – I Like You So Much Better When Your Naked … A whole bundle of fun with these infectious pop rocksters!
20, Bloc Party – One Month Off … Triumphant return to form!
19, Johnny Foreigner – End of Everything After … Some of the best new indie music to come out of the UK this year.
18, Cut Copy – Feel the Love … Australian electro kicks ass!
17, Stone Gods – Don’t Drink The Water … Remnants of The Darkness go from strength to strength on this cracking rocker!
16, Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave … Indie Electro with a catchy as hell keys.
15, Rise Against – Kotov Syndrome … Politically charged punk with unexpected brilliance
14, Flight of The Conchords – Hiphopopotumus Vs Rhymenoceros … You can’t fault the comedy rapping of the Conchords!! There ain’t no party like my nana’s tea Party!
13, Foxy Shazam – The Rocketeer … Eclectic piano bashing, crazy singer and trashing guitars make a beautiful mess of a track.
12, The Hold Steady – Constuctive Summer … Highlight of their new LP
11, The Gaslight Anthem – Great Expectations … Fantastic american thinking mans punk with lyrics drilling deep into your subconcious.
10, Pete & The Pirates – Mr. Understanding … Pop never sounded quite so superb!
9, Friendly Fires – In The Hospital … New electro complete with cowbells, dance beats and funky rythmns runs in its veins.
8, Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution … Jack and Brendon doing what they do best, blast out the blues rock!
7, Enjoy Destroy – LBJ … Politically charged rocking ballad, so catchy you’ll be humming it all year… i have been!
6, The Killers – Human … A superb offering with pumping electro and the usual killers nonsence lyrics.
5, Motion City Soundtrack – Point Of Extinction (Acoustic) … Taken from their Acoustic Ep this stripped down version of this ace MCS track. Characteristic idiosyncratic lyrics take the limelight as they rightly should. Packed with fun and pop brilliance.
4, Black Tide – Warriors of Time … Fantastic mixing in the hard rock/metal melting pot track of no nonsens Iron Maider influenced rock and roll. Great riffage and blazing guitars rule this roost!
3, Black Stone Cherry – Things My Father Said … Huge power ballad with more than a few cheesy lyrics. Yet its uplifting and emotionally charged hard rock at its soppiest.
2, Rose Hill Drive – Sneak Out … On this form these guy shoudl be massive. Huge chugging bluesy riffs with catchy lyrics, a cracking solo and super melodic breakdowns.
1, Frank Turner – Long Live The Queen … The most amazing track filled with simple catchy strumming, superb heartfelt lyrics about a friend who passed away. Simply stunning song which despite being sad is soo uplifting, the hallmark of a classic!