Monday, January 5, 2009

Top 7 Lists of the Top Albums of 2008, In Alphabetical Order

Hahahahahayou guys, I am easing into this year by not doing much work on these lists. Once again, I have let my friends do the work for me. Here are the individual lists that contributed to yesterday's Top Albums of 2008 list. (Thanks again, boyos and girlo.) As a bonus, I have included each contributor's ideal mashup.

1. James

1. Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers

2. The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride

3. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

4. Tift Merritt – Another Country

5. Martha Wainwright – I Know You're Married But I Have Feelings Too 

James' Ideal Mash-Up: Lucinda Williams' "Concrete and Barbed Wire" vs. Neko Case's "Star Witness" vs. Some song by whatever band composed of dudes I used to know will get famous next 

2. Jeff

15. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

14. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

13. Deerhunter - Microcastle

12. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kind

11. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

10. M83 – Saturdays = Youth

9. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst

8. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

7. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

6. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

5. Shearwater – Rook

4. Sigur Ros – With A Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly

3. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

2. Punch Brothers – Punch

1. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

Jeff's Ideal Mashup: Will.I.Am's "Yes We Can" vs. New Order's "Regret" vs. The Mayor of Helsinki mumbling in his sleep

3. Peter

15. The Very Best – The Very Best Mixtape

14. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

13. Nas – Untitled

12. Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

11. Feed the Animals – Girl Talk

10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

9. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

8. Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creation's Dark

7. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

6. Santogold – Santogold

5. Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster...

4. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

3. Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride

2. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

1. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

Peter's Ideal Mashup: Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland" vs. Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It" vs. That part in The Departed when DiCaprio is all, "You don't have any cats... I like that" vs. A computerized voice saying "The Minnesota Vikings are Super Bowl Champions" vs. The Talking Heads' "Naive Melody"

4. Phil

15. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

14. Al Green – Lay it Down

13. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

12. Okkervil River – The Stand-Ins

11. The Mountain Goats & Kaki King – Black Pear Tree EP

10. The Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

9. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash

8. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend 

7. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

6. Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst

5. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

4. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

3. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – Inside the Human Body

2. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

1. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

Phil's Ideal Mashup: Your uncle gently humming in your ear vs. Your heart weeping fearfully in your chest vs. The devil's own violin vs. Every rap skit ever

5. Pitr

1. The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride

2. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

3. Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us

4. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

5. Miley Cyrus – Breakout

6. The Walkmen – You & Me

7. E630 – Something for Everyone 

Pitr's Ideal Mashup: Mashup A vs. Mashup B vs. John Darnielle Reading His Grocery List vs. The Truth (note: John Darnielle's grocery list is the truth.)

6. Rob 

15. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels

14. Nas - Untitled

13. Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head

12. GZA - Pro Tools

11. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

10. Blitzen Trapper - Furr

9. Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With the Blues

8. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

7. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

6. Santogold - Santogold

5. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

4. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

1. Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws - Weather's Coming...

Rob's Ideal Mashup: Dogs Barking "Jingle Bells" vs. Tom Waits' "What's He Building in There?" vs. Rob Trump reciting his favorite things

7. Shruti

15. Mates of State – Re-Arrange Us

14. Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

13. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

12. Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

11. Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

10. Apes and Androids – Blood Moon

9. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

8. TV on the Radio – Dear Science

7.  No Age – Nouns

6. Sigur Ros – With A Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly

5. Portishead – Third

4. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3. Ra Ra Riot – The Rhumb Line

2. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

Shruti's Ideal Mashup: two cats making screechy cat-love vs. Lawrence Welk

OOH! And as a bonus-bonus:

8. Caitlin's ideal mashup: "This Christmas" vs. the prologue to Consciousness Explained vs. Tom sleep-singing (YES THAT IS A THING AND DOUBLE-YES IT IS BEAUTIFUL)

9. Laksh's ideal mashup: Lakshmi does not believe in mashups.

6 comments:

Caitlin said...

Thanks for including me, Petey ;)

Anonymous said...

I do not sleep sing. Do I?

Haha, they want me to type "stanch" to make sure I'm not a robot.

-Tom

Peter said...

It is less of a sleep-sing, and more of a sing-song style of sleep-talking.

Stanch sounds like a gross thing: "His stanch was weird."

Rob said...

It's almost stranger to imagine someone who's stanch wouldn't be weird. Because it's so obvious that _everyone's_ stanch is weird.

TK said...

Rob, I think you mean someone WHOSE stanch wouldn't be weird.

Now I have to type morspest,
Tom

Rob said...

OHSHIT I just got grammorwned