Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tim Needles Top of 2008 List

Well, it's Thanksgiving and we are quickly nearing the end of another year so here are my favorites in the music category so far this year. I was asked to put together a list by one of the blogs I work with but I thought I'd share them here as well.

2008 Top Albums
01. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
02. Tokyo Police Club – Elephant Shell
03. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
04. What Made Milwaukee Famous – What Doesn't Kill Us
05. Kristoffer Ragnstam – Wrong Side Of The Room
06. Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
07. The Walkmen – You & Me
08. Metallica – Death Magnetic
09. The Whip – X Marks Destination
10. Nas – Nas
11. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cardinology
12. Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us
13. Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel
14. The Roots - Rising Down
15. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
16. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
17. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
18. Qtip - The Renaissance
19. Lil Wayne - The Carter III
20. Beck - Modern Guilt

*Radiohead's album In Rainbows would certainly be high on the list but it was officially released in 2007.

2008 Best Music Video:
Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul

2008 Best Rock Single:
Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma

2008 Best Pop Single:
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl

2008 Best Hip-Hop Single:
Kanye West - Love Lockdown

2008 Best EP:
The Decemberists – Always the Bridesmaid

2008 Best Reissue:
Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club

2008 Best Music Bio Film:
The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light

2008 Best Benefit Show:
Dave Brubeck Benefit for Long Island Music Hall of Fame – Brookhaven Amphitheater 8/22/2008

2008 Best Live Show:
REM, Modest Mouse, & The National – Jones Beach Theater 6/14/2008

2008 Best Music Festival:
Rock the Bells – Jones Beach Theater 8/03/2008

I'll be putting together a list of films for the year shortly but so far my leading contenders are The Wrestler and The Dark Knight. Now back to the turkey!

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