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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A No Night Sweaty 2008

I thought 2008 was a pretty good year for music releases overall. I actually found a couple of new albums that I enjoyed all the way through which makes a change: TV On The Radio and Ladyhawke amongst them. But the tendency seems to be towards tracks and I don't see that changing too much - back to the 60s and singles culture in many ways. Although my understanding is that you stil have to release a physical CD with a barcode, etc before online agregators will pick it up. So that's something which will have to change eventually.

I saw very little live music except for the other bands A Slow Rip performed with in September and, a couple of weeks ago, the Adrian Belew Power Trio at Bulli (of all places). They were great, as long as you like that heavy King Crimson sound. Luckily I do in small batches. Next year there's a heap of good artists coming out for various festivals and we're booked in to see just a few - the Nick Cave curated Australian ATP (looking forward to Harmonia a lot) although 13 hours on an island in the middle of Summer may be stretching it; Juana Molina (hurrah - loops!) and Bon Ivor (who will be at the end of a world tour so he may be great or just winding down). I may even post something about them.

Until then - here's the track listings for my compilation of 2008 favourites:

Turn The Sheet Around
01. Estelle / American Boy 04:37
02. Golden Age / TV on the Radio 04:09
03. Ladyhawke  / Dusk Till Dawn 02:32
04. Hercules & Love Affair / Raise Me Up 03:46
05. Annie / I know Your Girlfriend Hates Me 02:54
06. Little Jackie / The World Should… 02:53
07. Lykke Li / I'm good, I'm gone 03:06
08. Gabriella Cilmi / Sweet About Me 03:15
09. The Chap / I Saw Them 03:52
10. Donna Summer / I'm A Fire 07:02
11. Grace Jones / This Is 05:24
12. Blackbelt Andersen / Sandoz 08:03
13. Hercules & Love Affair / Hercules' Theme 04:23
14. Metronomy / Radio Ladio 03:30
15. Ladyhawke / Paris is Burning 03:43
16. The Ting Tings / That's Not My Name 04:53
17. TV on the Radio / Red Dress 04:39

Rockin' La Monia With The Booger On The Shoe

01. Breeders / Bang On 01:59
02. TV on the Radio / Dancing Choose 02:38
03. The Chap / Proper Rock 03:48
04. Eagles Of Death Metal / Heart On 02:39
05. White Denim / I Can tell you 01:54
06. Kings of Leon / Crawl 04:05
07. Wild Beasts / The Devil's Crayon 03:33
08. The Kills / Cheap And Cheerful 02:22
09. The Fall / Can Can Summer 03:02
10. Santogold / L.E.S Artistes 03:15
11. Jim Noir / Don't You Worry 03:22
12. School of Language / Poor Boy 04:19
13. The B-52s / Hot Corner 03:20
14. The Ting Tings / Great DJ 03:19
15. Elvis Costello / Stella Hurt 04:45
16. Juliana Hatfield / Just Lust 03:23
17. The Kills / What New York Used To Be 03:06
18. Fujiya & Miyagi / Knickerbocker 02:54
19. TV on the Radio / Halfway Home 05:18
20. White Denim / Shake shake shake 02:33
21. Wild Beasts / Brace Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants 03:56
22. Annie / My Love Is Better 03:24

The Moody Clues

01. Wild Beasts / The Old Dog 04:14
02. Christine Tobin / Bye Bye 04:08
03. Elbow / Grounds For Divorce 03:34
04. Emiliana Torrini / Big Jumps 02:56
05. Holly Throsby / The Time it Takes 04:00
06. Laura Marling / Ghosts 02:52
07. Juliana Hatfield / The Fact Remains 03:38
08. Aimee Mann / Freeway 03:44
09. Lykke Li / My Love 04:27
10. Martha Wainwright / Bleeding All Over You 03:40
11. She & Him / Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? 02:22
12. Jenny Lewis / Black Sand 02:47
13. Goldfrapp / Monster Love 04:11
14. The Streets / The Escapist 04:21
15. Byrne and Eno / Strange Overtones 04:13
16. The Ting Tings / Traffic Light 02:51
17. TV on the Radio / Shout Me Out 04:09
18. Wire / Patient Flees 05:15
19. Walter Becker / God's Eye View 05:57

Avant To Be Yer Fren

01. The Advisory Circle / Everyday Electronics 03:14
02. The Chap / They Have A Name 02:23
03. Max Tundra / My Night Out 01:52
04. Nico Muhly / Skip Town 04:15
05. Matmos / Rainbow Flag 03:32
06. Quiet Village / Victoria's Secret 03:21
07. Juana Molina / Un Dia 05:10
08. Nick Cave / Night Of The Lotus Eaters 04:40
09. Cloudland Canyon / You & I 05:59
10. Valet / We Went There 06:29
11. Grey Scale / Fennesz 03:12
12. HJ Roedelius & Tim Story / Serpentining 05:06
13. A Slow Rip / Swung and Hung 04:21
14. Tricky / Joseph 02:24
15. Nomo / Brainwave 03:54
16. Rhys Chatham / Guitar Trio Pt. 1 (Excerpt) 06:16
17. Stereolab / Fractal Dream Of A Thing 03:32
18. The Chap / Ethnic Instrument 03:10

4 Comments:

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  • yes, taken down by the admins. i'll have to just post the lists again

    By Blogger Phil, at 7:42 am  

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