Monday, December 15, 2008
My Top 25 of 2008
I tried hard to make my own top 25 list before a lot of the major lists came out... I didn't want to be influenced by them, while at the same time understanding that some credit must be given to outside sources, such as my counter part Jeffrey. So I finished my top 25 with little help from the outside and upon conclusion and further research I discovered that I had some similarities but even more differences from other lists.
The more and more I make these lists, the more I believe much of them are based on opinion and popular view. If one album gets a low review by a popular blog/website, a lot of times it doesn't see the light of day. While on the other hand, if an album begins to be championed by a certain popular blog/website, suddenly it is all the rage. Much of this is connected to the big money machine on the internet and the desire for everyone to get a piece of the action.
Knowing this, we are left basically to opinion... and I have found it comforting that I have been able to find people with similar opinions and have been able to share music with them and them with me.
Preston's Top 25 2008
25. High Places - S/T
24. Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08
23. Blitzen Trappen - Furr
22. Shearwater - Rook
21. The Mumler - Thickets and Stitches
20. El Guincho - Allegranza!
19. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah pt. One (4th World War)
18. So So Glos - Tourism/Terrorism
17. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
16. Vampire Weekend - S/T
15. Foot Ox - It’s Like Our Little Machine
14. Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
13. Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP
12. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
11. Dodos - Visiter
10. Horse Feathers - House With No Home
9. Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
8. Frightened Rabbits - Midnight Organ Fight
7. Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom
6. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Graves
5. Delta Spirit - Ode to Sunshine
4. The Dutchess AND The Duke - She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke
3. French Quarter - S/T
2. Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
1. Dr Dog - Fate