Monday, March 31, 2008

Q1 '08: Top Albums/Songs

The first quarter of the year is gone. New Music has been to a slow start, as expected. Jan and Feb were pretty boring, but I think March really kicked things off, including leaks. So here are my top songs/albums/looking forward to.

Top 10 Songs:

1. Animal Collective - Water Curses
2. Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
3. Cloud Cult - Everybody Here Is A Cloud
4. Cloud Cult - Love You All
5. Los Campesinos! - Death To Los Campesinos!
6. E.S. Posthumus - Oraanu Pi
7. Envelopes - Party
8. Michelle Branch - Lay Me Down (recorded in 2003, but wasn't released until this year)
9. Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
10. Balmorhea - Barefoot Pilgrims

Top 25 Albums:

25 - Anti-Flag - The Bright Lights of America (april 1)
24 - Asian Kung-Fu Generation - World World World (march 5)
23 - Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple (march 18)
22 - The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride (february 19)
21 - Hayden - In Field & Town (january 15)

20 - This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You (january 29)
19 - The New Frontiers - Mending (march 11)
18 - Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree (february 26)
17 - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing (april 8)
16 - Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge (march 11)

15 - The Hush Sound- Goodbye Blues (march 18)
14 - Forest City Lovers - Haunting Moon Sinking (march 11)
13 - The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead (january 29)
12 - Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (june 3)
11 - Sun Kil Moon - April (april 1)

10 - Animal Collective - Water Curses (may 6)

Really good EP.

09 - She & Him - Volume One (march 18)

Zooey's voice is classy.

08 - What Made Milwaukee Famous - What Doesn't Kill Us (march 4)

It's like a greatest hits album

07 - Balmorhea - River Arms (february)

Simply, but beautiful instrumental work.

06 - Why? - Alopecia (march 11)

Very interesting.

05 - Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster (april 1)

So damn catchy.

04 - The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely (march 25)

Not a fan of Jack Black, but this album is great.

03 - Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (january 29)

For almost two months, this was my top album of the year and nothing came close to matching a full album of quality songs. Thankfully march came because I don't think the album is AOTY worthy.

02 - Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (june 17)

Thank god for this album, it's almost as good as American Water.

01 - Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) (april 8)

Insane band, my first exposure to them and I love it to the fullest.

Looking Forward to:

1. Michelle Branch - Title TBA
2. Moving Mountains - Foreword (may)
3. Sigur Rós - Title TBA
4. Girl Talk - Wild Peace IV: Feed the Animals, Raise the Dead
5. Jakob Dylan - Seeing Things (may 13)
6. YUI - I Loved Yesterday (april 9)
7. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound (august 18)
8. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (june 10)
9. Jack's Manniquin - The Glass Passenger (april 22)
10. Tilly and the Wall - O (june 17)

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