Monday, December 29, 2008

Best of 2008

My husband, Jeff, just LOVES podcasts. One tradition we have when we drive to Iowa is to listen to some of our faves: The Moth, Wait Wait Don't Tell me, This American Life, 60 Minutes, Relevant Podcast, and sermons by Rob Bell via Mars Hill Church.

One podcast I found on our little trip last year was All Songs Considered by NPR. At the end of each year they do a rundown of the best of the year-- best new bands, best albums, best songs, etc. Last year I was so inspired (although all they could talk about was Radiohead- hands down the best of last year) I made a Best of 2007 mix. So, this year I did the same after listening to the long-awaited podcast on my way up to Iowa on Christmas night. Some are from their suggestions, some are my own, but here is the playlist:

1) Ra Ra Riot, Can you Tell, The Rhumb Line
2) Okkervil River, Unless it Kicks, The Stage Names
3) Bon Iver, Re: Stacks, To Emma, Forever Ago
4) MGMT, Time to Pretend, Oracular Spectacular
5) Mates of State, The Re-arranger, Re-Arrange Us
6) Noah and the Whale, 2 Atoms and a Molecule, Peaceful the World Lays me Down
7) Foals, Olympic Airways, Antidotes
8) Son Lux, Betray, At War with Walls and Mazes
9) Santogold, LES Artistes, Santogold
10) Death Cab for Cutie, Cath..., Narrow Stairs
11) Fleet Foxes, White Winter Hymnal, Fleet Foxes
12) Blitzen Trapper, Furr, Furr
13) Jenny Lewis, Pretty Bird , Acid Tongue
14) The Helio Sequence, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, Keep Your Eyes Ahead
15) Vampire Weekend, Walcott, Vampire Weekend
16) Beck, Modern Guilt, Modern Guilt
17) The Black Keys, Psychotic Girl, Attack and Release

1 comment:

How Long Have I Been Asleep? said...

I will 100% have to check out some of those suggestions. I am always looking for new and exciting things to which I have not listened. Thanks for making my life easier.

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