Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Top 25 Songs of 2008 (In No Particular Order)

My buddy and awesome blogger Tara did this a few years ago, and I really enjoyed it. So here goes mine for 2008, which is turning out to be a much better year for music than I thought two months ago.

"2080" by Yeasayer
And the moon shines bright on the water tonight, so we won’t drown in the summer sound.

"Dig, Lazarus Dig!!" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
He never asked to be raised up from the tomb, I mean, no one ever actually asked him to forsake his dreams.

"Buffalo" by Kathleen Edwards
But I've run aground truth be told, and when it comes to me, I'll let you know.

"Cobwebs" by Ryan Adams
I always pause if I can on Fifth Avenue, look uptown with my head in the stars.

"Slight of Hand" by Army Navy
The thought of you makes me manic and brings tears to my eyes.

"Lovers in Japan" by Coldplay
They are turning my head out to see what I'm all about.

"Thirty-One Today" by Aimee Mann
I thought my life would be better by now, but it's not and I don't know where to turn.

"The Twist" by Frightened Rabbit
Twist and whisper the wrong name, I don't care nor do my ears, twist yourself around me, I need company I need human heat.

"Halfway Home" by TV on the Radio
The efforts to allay your dread, in spite of all you knew and said, were hard to see and harder still to say.

"Inner City Pressure" by Flight of the Conchords
You know you're not in high finance, considering secondhand underpants.

"Metal Heart" by Cat Power
How selfish of you to believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming.

"Lights Out" by Santogold
TV's dead, where's there to run, watch everybody come undone.

"Lost Coastlines" by Okkervil River
And see how that light you love now just won't shine, there might just be another star that's high and far in some other sky.

"Whatever You Like" by Weird Al
You like Top Ramen, need Top Ramen, got a cupboard-full of 'em, I'll keep 'em comin', you want it I got it, go get it just heat it, dump a flavor packet on it and eat it.

"Half Asleep" by School of Seven Bells
These things I say I mean are just traces of something I long to feel again

"Four Provinces" by The Walkmen
Hey you, am I getting through? You're shining now as a crater in the moonlight.

"Furr" by Blitzen Trapper
You can wear your fur like a river on fire, but you'd better be sure if you're making God a liar.

"White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes
I was following the pack all swallowed in their coats, with scarves of red tied round their throats.

"A Milli" by Lil' Wayne
Who that said they gon' beat Lil' Wayne, my name ain't Bic but I keep that flame.

"Bryn" by Vampire Weekend
Oh Bryn, you see through the dark, right past the fireflies that sleep in my heart.

"Doves" by The Black Angels
I think you're nervous, prove me wrong.

"This Is Not a Test" by She & Him
The summit doesn't differ from the deep, dark valley, and the valley doesn't differ from the kitchen sink.

"Cath..." by Death Cab for Cutie
As the flashbulbs burst she holds a smile, like someone would hold a crying child.

"Home" by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Heaven knows what keeps mankind alive, every hand goes searching for its partner in crime.

"Great Expectations" by The Gaslight Anthem
I saw taillights last night in a dream about my first wife, everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you.

And a hint...fifteen of these songs are from albums on my year-end Top 20 list, coming soon. Happy holidays everyone!


Anonymous Brad said...

ha! you posted it at 4:20. stoner.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh, man. I didn't do my top songs this year, just because I didn't have time, but I wish I had! "Tara's Favorite Fifteen Albums of 2008" list is coming up this week, though. Looks like it will be similar to yours, as usual!

1:34 PM  

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