Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Best Tracks Of 2008: Episode 1

In next week's Very Special Christmas issue, we'll be publishing our Top Albums of 2008, a list as varied as every other publication's lists which I've been obsessively reading up on for the past two weeks. From Paste to Rolling Stone, NME, Pitchfork and NPR, the final judgments land all over the place. Paste boldly proclaimed She & Him as its album of the year while Rolling Stone put Chinese Democracy in its Top 10. I personally had a hard time pinning down the LPs that fit my criteria for "Best," but had no problem thinking of all the awesome tracks that rocked my year. So, for the next seven days I'll be posting some of my favorite single tracks for your enjoyment. Stay tuned, and let us know what you've been listening to for the past 365 or so days!

The following songs are by a couple of my favorite artists whose latest albums don't quite live up to their previous releases:

The Breeders
"We're Gonna Rise"

"Trans Canada"

(Jamie Gadette)


  1. I love love loved She & Him. What a breath of fresh air.

    my hands down favorite album this year was
    Say Hi's The Wishes & the Glitch.

    My favorite song on there is Spiders.

  2. fennesz - glide
    jay reatard - always wanting more
    vampire weekend - mansard roof
    vampire weekend - oxford comma
    MGMT - electric feel
    MGMT - time to pretend
    black mountain - stay free
    portishead - the rip


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