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:
"We're Gonna Rise"