Be Social

Twitter: LastFM: PLAYBACK:stl YouTube: PLAYBACK:stl Instagram: Instagram

CDs | Joe Bowman

| Print |

cd_goldfrapp.jpg1. Goldfrapp | Seventh Tree (Mute)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The term "don't quit your day job" would normally apply when an actor decides to release an album, but in the cases of Scarlett Johansson and Zooey Deschanel (under the moniker She & Him, alongside M. Ward), quit your day job and your feeble attempts to moonlight as a "singer" seems more appropriate. Unfortunately, and maybe this is due to the ever-shifting nature of the music industry, most of what I listened to from 2008 fall under the "mixtape" category: unstable (or just underwhelming) albums with a particularly excellent track or two. Don't let anyone tell you differently; Lykke Li's "Little Bit" and Youth Novels were the best pop song and album of the year. Perhaps my inclusion of Cat Power's Jukebox is me taking my love for Chan Marshall too far (a lot of people I know really dislike it), but it was more consistent than any other cover album I've heard in the past few years and much better than The Greatest. Also, I was finally able to shake my initial disappointment in Portishead's Third six months later. Unfortunately, I never got around to picking up Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! or the new albums from Tricky, Tindersticks, Jenny Lewis, Carla Bruni or Ryan Adams, so they were not considered when making this list.

1. Goldfrapp | Seventh Tree (Mute)

2. Sigur Rós | Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (XL Recordings)

3. Lykke Li | Youth Novels (Atlantic)

4. Grace Jones | Hurricane (Wall of Sound)

5. Portishead | Third (Mercury)

6. Sébastien Tellier | Sexuality (Phantom Sound & Vision)

7. TV on the Radio | Dear Science (Interscope)

8. Cat Power | Jukebox (Matador)

9. Poni Hoax | Images of Sigrid (Tigersushi)

10. M83 | Saturdays = Youth (Mute)

Runners-up: Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago; Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy | Lie Down in the Light; Neil Halstead | Oh! Mighty Engine; Antony & the Johnsons | Another World EP; The Radio Dept. | Freddie & the Trojan Horse EP.

order sildenafil online

Latest in Photogallery


bastille_75_lnd_thumb.jpg
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:14
Grouplove_75.gif
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 00:59
The-Urge_75.gif
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:23
Bottle-Rockets_75.gif
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:40
MGMT_75.gif
Monday, 18 November 2013 11:09

For the Couch


iamdivine_75.jpg
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:44
Mystery_Science_Theater_75.jpg
Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:26
Thebigamist_75.jpg
Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:20
geoclub_75.jpg
Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:49
wonderwall_collect.jpg
Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:43

From the Theatre


undertheskin_75.jpg
Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:20
once_75.jpg
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:14
wintersoldier-header.jpg
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00
Howler_75.jpg
Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:02
draftday_75_copy.jpg
Thursday, 10 April 2014 21:25