Best of 2008 (albums, tracks & concerts)


14 déc. 2008, 23h58m

Here's my list of personal favourites in 2008. Any comments are welcome.


1. The Broken West - Now or Heaven
(just the kind of album you can listen to ten times in a row and it never gets boring, wonderful tunes, my favourite of 2008)
2. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
(certainly one of the most hyped artists this year. And „Oracular Spectacular“ is indeed a fab album. However, MGMT were this year's poorest live act)
3. Foals - Antidotes
(For no particular reason I fall asleep every time I listen to this album. Not because it’s’s just...I don’t know. I really like it and now listen to it whenever I need to take a quick nap on the train. Took me a few weeks to discover the great track #9 „Big Big Love (Fig.2)“, though ;))
4. Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue
(took me almost 2 years to actually get into these guys’ music. I am still not quite fond of the singer’s voice. However, their sound really grew on me over the last few months and therefore the album made it into my personal top 10 of 2008)
5. Shearwater - Rook (They’ll never disappoint. Magical)
6. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
(I am not that much into electronic music. But his album really kicks ass. Try listening to it while walking through the empty streets of a big city at night. Just perfect!)
7. Pete and the Pirates - Little Death
(Totally addictive! Make sure you listen to „Knots“- the louder the better!)
8. Mystery Jets - Twenty One
(should be tagged „makes-you-wanna-jump-around-all-day-while-singing-along“)
9. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
(clearly not as good as its predecessor Apologies to the Queen Mary but still a pretty decent album of one of my favourite bands)
10. Get Well Soon - Rest Now weary Head You Will Get Well Soon


1. Pete and the Pirates - Knots (incredibly addictive!)
2. Foals - Big Big Love (Fig. 2) (BEAUTIFUL!)
3. MGMT - Electric Feel (good times)
4. The Broken West - Ambuscade (the guitar is just amazing in this track)
5. Shearwater - Century Eyes (way too short!)
6. Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines (wonderful duet between Will Sheff and Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater)
7. Cut Copy - So Haunted
8. Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down (great track, kind of stupid lyrics, though)
9. Born Ruffians - Hummingbird (party time :))
10. Portishead - We Carry On (dark and twisty)

Best concerts:

Sigur Rós @ Tempodrom
Okkervil River @ Knust and Postbahnhof
Shearwater @ Paradiso, Postbahnhof, and Nachtasyl
Elbow @ Columbia Club
The Stills @ Molotow and Bang Bang Club
Wolf Parade @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Sunset Rubdown @ Tacheles
The Wombats @ De Oosterpoort
A Whisper in the Noise @ Schokoladen


  • Zeljana

    I really loved your list. This year's been, imho, rather bland, but you picked up my favorites as well.

    16 déc. 2008, 11h04m
  • LastFlowers

    I used to feel the same way about At Mount Zoomer but now I think I like it better than Apologies. At the very least, they're equals!

    18 déc. 2008, 17h49m
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