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Friday, December 12, 2008

Spin Magazine's Top 40 Albums of 2008

Much a like the other shitty (and I mean shitty) year end lists, fans are not finding Spin Magazine's Top 40 Album List too favorable. However, I (me) think otherwise. This is one of the few lists that I've read that I agree with more than 70% of, especially albums #5,#4, and#3.

Take a look for yourself.

40 Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
39 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
38 Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
37 Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
36 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
35 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
34 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
33 El Guincho - Alegranza
32 The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
31 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
30 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
29 Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The Nigger Tape
28 Metallica - Death Magnetic
27 The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
26 R.E.M. - Accelerate
25 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
24 Duffy - Rockferry
23 Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
22 Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
21 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
20 Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
19 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
18 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
17 The Roots - Rising Down
16 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
15 Beck - Modern Guilt
14 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
13 No Age - Nouns
12 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
10 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
09 Coldplay - Viva La Vida
08 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
07 Deerhunter - Microcastle
06 Santogold - Santogold
05 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
04 Fucked Up - The Chemistry Of Common Life
03 Portishead - Third
02 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
01 TV On The Radio - Dear Science

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Awesome New Mixtape

This amazing piece of work, which I found at Gorilla vs. Bear (a lot of the stuff I post does), is a compilation of roughly 22 remixed singles entitled The New Deal from 10. Deep and Benzi. It includes new work from Wale, Kid Sister, and Diplo, and it's more than worth it.

New Single; Lovvers - No Romantics

This amazing little single crossed my path just in time before my Best of 2008 comes out. The English group, Lovvers (Myspace) have released a scratchy, buzz-driven single entitled "No Romantics" off of their Think EP (available via Wichita Recordings) and are currently on their European tour with Abe Vigoda (Myspace) and Mika Miko (Myspace).

Lovvers - No Romantics - MP3

Plus, there's a video from director Thomas Bush of the single.

MP3 and video posted by Marc Hogan on Pitchfork

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ahhhh ... I'm Busy

Look, I got a lot of stuff to do right now, and I can't take care of everyone. Here's A.C. Newman's (Myspace) newest single off of his upcoming album Get Guilty (due out January 26) entitled "Submarines of Stockholm."

I'll give you more in the future, but it might be a little light for a few days.

MP3 Posted by Brandon at Stereogum

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pavement's Slow Century

Pitchfork.TV has posted the beginning of Lance Bangs' documentary Slow Century: History Lesson 1989-1999 about the beginning, rise, and fall of 1990's Indie-rock icons Pavement, in celebration of the group's upcoming re-release of their Brighten the Corners: Deluxe Edition (available on Matador) next week.

Spankrock's Plane Ride

I found this new remix and video of Chris Devlin's (of Spankrock) super-psychodelic video in which he samples Animal Collective's "Cobwebs," entitled "Plane Ride" at Gorilla vs. Bear. Have your fun with it, because there's little to discuss.

The Things That Exist from Beautiful/Decay Magazine on Vimeo.

Back Again... Samberg's Newest Video

Andy Samberg, one of my favorite cast members on Saturday Night Live, has made another Digital Short that's making its rounds. Like his old, "Dick in a Box" that the ladies fell in love with, Justin Timberlake makes a small cameo (along with Molly Simms) in the new "Jizz in my Pants." Haha, yeah, I get it, semen, blah blah. Whatever, just watch the video jackass, stop giggling.