2008 Highlights – Music Edition

The list is not in any preferential order — Song previews will expire eventually, so don’t be bummed if you get an error message — If you read this off facebook, you may not be able to see the music player.


HIGHLIGHTS IN MUSIC : Live and/or Recorded

Portishead (album: third — for being gently psychadelic and violently catchy at the same time)
(live tour and best b-side ever — for being the best concert I’ve ever been to in my life and giving us the gift of Bangers and Mash)
The Luyas
(album: faker death — for being so delicate you could break them)
(album: parlovr and live shows — for being the catchiest act in town)
(album: Microcastle — for being just great)
Aimee Mann
(album: @!#!@$ Smilers — for being  both compelling and lyrically fascinating)
Sigur Ros
(live tour : despite my general disinterest in their last album, their live show delivered the most emotional 10 minutes I’ve ever experience in my concert-going life)
Benjamin Biolay
(album: Trash YéYé and live tour —  for being so subtle and referential on his new record, and for delivering a surprisingly rocking live performance) (myspace)


ALSO : Non-2008 releases that graced my ears

King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
Philip Glass – Glassworks , Symphony #3 & Kronos Quarter Performs Philip Glass
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Bob Dylan – Modern Times


Momentary Setlist (oct 13)

Portishead – Plastic
Parlovr – Sandwalking
Wolf Parade – Call it a ritual
Aimee Mann – Medicine Wheel
N.E.R.D – Spaz
Christina Aguilera – Keeps Getting Better
Does it Offend you yeah – Wearerockstars
My Morning Jacket – Touch me I’m Going to Screem 2
The Luyas – Dumb Blood

White horses took me away…
June 8, 2008, 3:50 pm
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Radiohead covering Portishead. Am I in heaven ?

May 8, 2008, 3:35 pm
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I couldn’t resist.

Here’s another portishead gem. This one’s called Plastic.

Machine Gun
May 3, 2008, 12:06 am
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Machine Gun – Portishead

the new portishead album is mesmerizing and perfectly crafted from head to toe. listen to this track to get an idea of how subdued it can be, while still giving you a punch in the face.

(PS: the song link is temporary)