Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Best Of

As Rolling Stone,NME,Spins,Q ect have been putting out there best of 2008 lists I thought I'd join them as obviously my opinion is just if not more important and influential on the music world so here you have my top ten tracks of 2008.

10) Rusko - "Cockney Thug"
Awesome Dubstep on Sub Soldiers. I have danced many fucked up nights to this. My metalhead friends like this as well as those hip hop lads think this tune is "massssiiifff".

9) MGMT - Time To Pretend.
On every best of list and rightly so,first time I heard in some small club somewhere I was like woah. I then saw the video and it made me feel like i'd just dropped acid and definatley was the song for the summer. "Move to Paris shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars" wouldn't suprise me if MGMT had already done that.

8) Florence and The Machine - Kiss with a fist
Ok I first heard this song with everyone else on the adverts for the start of 4music but I loved it. It's lyrics are a big fuck you to the likes of Kate Nash. Dog days are over,the other single she's released this year is also very very very good.

7) Tom Gabel - Random Hearts
Against Me! frontman Tom Gabels solo album Heart Burns is amazing from the first song to last, this is my personal favourite. He has awesome lyrical abilities and he is a folk hero for our generation with the right message behind it.

6) Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
Preppy as they are you can't help loving the happy care-free beats of Vampire weekend. This song is the best on the album,an uplifitng song aslong as you know your grammar.

5) Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
It's fucking Kings Of Leon come-on! There new album makes them alot more stadium friendly,but as it is Kings Of Leon they kick ass at it. I personally prefer the earlier albums but this album is still very very good and sex on fire won't leave your head for days.

4) Brand New - Fork and Knife
You guys are like OMG how is brand new not at the top of your chart? It's a very very good song released at the begining of the year,but it is still a B-Side. I cannot wait for the new album that will be hopefully in 2009. I'm liking the piano to brand new,but I hope they stick with a grungier guitar song like brickhouse for the album as Jesse Laceys voice when it breaks leaves me with goosebumps.

3) Spank Rock - Loose
This song is nassssty. Fucking aweomse though,big big party song from one the best hip hop groups around at the moment. Fuck you Pharrell this is how you do it.
WARNING. Alot of nudity in this video,if that'll stop you you won't like spank rock.

2) The Death Set - Around The World
I first saw the motherfucking death set in clwb ifor bach by accident and I was like who the fuck are you guys. After checking out there myspace and seeing them after the gig with girls and falling off tables I realised there fucking genius. It's punk rock on nintendos with sugar/MDMA depending on how you look on it.

1) Be Your Own Pet - Becky.
Why oh why did BYOP break up? This song was banned,but it's still fucking good. The whole album is short bursts of brilliance and they are no older than I am. I'm just hoping for some sort of reunion or other bands that are fucking kick ass. Plus Jemima Pearl rules.

Other songs that need big mentions.

Adele - Hometown Glory (High contrast remix) Left it off because it is in every other fucking club right now and that pisses me off but it's another awesome high contrast remix and I'm generally not a big fan of Adele but I loves this remix.

Radiohead - Spor remix of Nude.
What already was a creepy and very good song,spor made it dark as fuck and added a bassline that is amazing.

Santogold - You'll find a way
I love this track,but have only just got into keeping it off the 10 list. It's amazing like if Gwen Stefani had never sold out mixed with great dance beats and her voice is amazing.

Youngblood Brass Band - Nuclear Summer
Amazing band. Two MCs. Two Drummers. Full brass band = awesome.

This City - We move
Post-Punk metal indiecore is the way to describe them. They make awesome tunes that could go head to head with Bloc Party or Biffy Clyro or even The Bronx. It's post-punk dance rock. They have blagged tours with TBS and local kids KIGH definatley going to be big in the future.

Shaped By Fate - They Told Me You Were Dead
Brutal Cardiff boys,new album actually as good if not better than the last. You have to catch these guys live as it's like having your front teeth kicked in by sound,and you have to look out for the insane fans too as the owner of a venue in reading in which the ceiling was destroyed will tell you.

Los Campesinos - We Throw Parties,You Throw Knives
Happy party rock from Cardiff. You can't help sing along to it.

There are probably alot more great songs out there. I know there are,but that's all I can be bothered to do. I hope all two of you who read this enjoy it

Peace in the middle east

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