Favorite jams of 2008

Inspired by memories of listening to year-end countdowns on the radio, I've put together a little post highlighting my favorite sounds of 2008. Be sure to share your favorites too.

Here are my top 10 favorite sounds of the year.



Lykke Li - Youth Novels: I love her sound, hip style, and how she dances.



Bon Iver : When I first downloaded "For Emma, Forever Ago" I listened to it like five times in a row. See previous post here. His soothing voice and guitar strums are super comforting.



Coldplay: Viva La Vida is their best album yet, and according to my high play count numbers they got added to this list.


Joshua Radin - Simple Times a brilliant songwriter and overall pleasant album.



Cat Power - Jukebox my go-to chill music, she has definitely got rhythm and soul.




Vampire Weekend: listening to this album makes me happy, great music to lift your spirits.



Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree : This video that I posted here let alone makes me put their album on my favorite list. Love it. Go take a peek, it'll make you smile.


Once: Music from the Motion Picture - This album is mesmerizing and brilliant.



Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs - My brother introduced to me this hip Seattle group over ten years ago and it has been fascinating to see how they have evolved. This is another great album to add to their collection.


Ingrid Michaelson- Be OK - I like her simplicity and genuinely crafted songs.

14 comments:

Krissa said...

I love Joshua Radin, Death Cab for Cutie, and Coldplay! I am excited to listen to the others you have listed above. Thanks! Love your blog!!!

Valerie said...

I'm a longtime blog fan, and I know I've broadened my music listening already because of you, but THIS LIST! Awesome! I checked out Vampire Weekend, and well, I am in love. I've heard of the others, but I did make a few new iTunes purchases thanks to your list. Keep the music coming!

Abbie, Syncopation said...

I think I like Death Cab's album art work more than I like their music. Maybe that's just a product of my music snobbery. hehe.

Deb said...

Great list - all of those artists are great. You might also like Vetiver, Fleet Foxes, and Jamie Lidell, if you haven't heard their stuff already :)

Anonymous said...

How freaky... this is my ipod playlist in its entirety :)

Wind and Windows said...

Love Lykke li and bon iver; was thrilled they played together:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4-3Znrbh6c

Stanton & Rubi Jones said...

cat power. love her.

Megan said...

Oh you have so many amazing albums listed. I love Joshua Radin. I could listen to him forever!

Stephanie said...

Um, can I have a copy?? I've never heard of most of these people (proving how un-hip I am musically it seems!) but would love to discover some new jams...new melodies...whatever they may be.

yuko said...

Great list! I found new artist from your list! Joshua Radin, Ingrid Michaelson are my new favourite! I like also Laura Marling, and Emilia Torrini. Thank you for sharing!

Jenny said...

Great music, thanks for charing :)

thedeliberatelife said...

Oh geez. With the exception of a couple, these are also my favorite sounds of 2008. Everything you listed covers the entire spectrum of emotions.

Courtney said...

Awesome list, I love all of those suggestions! And somehow I missed that Ingrid Michaelson released a new album this year (Don't know how that happened), so I'm so glad I saw this!

Brandon said...

The new Bon Iver is great as well. You should check out "Blood Bank".

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