As you may have noticed from the lack of posts I’ve been very busy over the last 5 months. The main reason behind this is the fact that I am 4 months into a round the world adventure. Being on the road has left me gigless and unable to afford as much music as I would like.
However, have still been checking out and listening to alot of music as I circumnavigate the world on planes, trains and automobiles and there has been some great music released in 2008. So in addition to the annual top 10 albums list, i’ve been busy on putting together my top 50 tracks of 2008 (no repeating artists of course) which have been keeping my spirits high. Links below are of unverified quality, there is only so much you can do with slow hostel internet connections!
Top 50 Tracks of 2008
50, Weezer – Pork And Beans … Weezer return with this long and fun song from their 3rd self titled album!
49, Supergrass – Bad Blood … Can’t deny supergrass can pen a feelgood hit or two when they put their minds to it!
48, Mars Volta – Wax Simulacra … Screwball prog antics again from the Volta’s
47, Glasvegas – Daddy’s Gone … Depressed? You will be after listening to this!
46, Vampire Weekend – A-Punk … Ivy leaguers produce some summery goodness!
45, Mayday Parade – Jersey … Probably the best and catchiest Pop-Punk anthem of the year!
44, Local H – Jesus Christ, Did You See the SIZE of That Sperm Whale? … From the suprisingly good concept album about a beakup!
43, Lifehouse – Who We Are … American middle of the road, but i love it anyways!
42, Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost … Dreamy indie with the repeat lyrics never fails to draw you in.
41, Voodoo Six – Faith … Southern rock inspired, huge thundering riffs and classic vocalist.
40, Mae – Brink of Disaster … Electro laced indie rock from little known americans!
39, Story Of he Year – Tell Me (P.A.C.) … American big radio hit, but you cant deny its catchiness.
38, Feeder – I Miss You … Return to former selves afetr the glum of recent offerings
37, Rolo Tomassi – I Love Turbulence … Craze Spazcore jazz/metal/electro is intense, barrage of noise is cool!
36, We Are Scientists – After Hours … Oddball second album produced this great song.
35, Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist … Poppy indie anthem.
34, Joe Satriani – I Wanna Rock … Guitar Gods story of a robot sent to Earth with on mission! To ROCK!
33, Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire … Welsh metalheads with another cracking track
32, Stonerider – Rush Hour Baby … Guns’n Roses better watch out, these guys are after their crown.
31, Shinedown – Devour … Second Lp brings more hard rock highlights.
30, The Trews – I Can’t Stop Laughing … My fav canadians return with feelgood hit!
29, Phantom Planet – Do The Panic … Theres more to Phantom Planet that just “that” song
28, Los Campesinos – You Me…Dancing! … Indie darlings hit the spot on this fun eclectic track
27, Thrice – The Sky Is Falling … Progressive beauty from the reformed punksters
26, Be Your Own Pet – The Kelly Affair … Punk full of youthful energy and naivity