Monday, December 15, 2008

Vince's Top 25 of 2008


Vince Amoroso's Top 25 of 2008

When you come across a "Best Of" list, what are you immediately drawn to? The number one spot of course. Some find it necessary to write a paragraph description per each listed album. If you think about it, at approximately 50 words a write up, multiplied by say, 25 "Best Of" write ups, that is 1250 words you probably don't want to read. Below you will see a one word description for each of my top 25 -- these were obtained by repeatedly skipping from track-to-track on the entire album, and writing the first, FIRST word that came to mind for each. Some may make sense, some may not... Such is the power of the mind. Enjoy.

25. Wye Oak: If Children
"Ebbing"







24. The Felice Brothers (Self Titled)
"Revealing"







23. Laura Marling: Alas, I Cannot Swim
"Delicate"







22. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
"Atavistic"







21. The Walkmen: You And Me
"Smoldering"







See the rest after the jump.


20.
Cheap Time (Self Titled)
"Raucous"








19.
Ezra Furman: Inside The Human Body
"Defiant"








18.
Crystal Castles (Self Titled)
"Exploratory"







17.
Caitlin Rose: Dead Flowers E.P.
"Timeless"







16.
Blitzen Trapper: Furr
"Crafty"







15.
David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
"Retrospective"







14.
No Age: Nouns
"Typifying"







13.
Hot Chip: Made In The Dark
"Rambunctious"







12.
Drive By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark
"Internalized"







11.
The Gaslight Anthem: The '59 Sound
"Reckless"







10.
Santogold (Self Titled)
"Determined"







9.
School Of Seven Bells: Alpinisms
"Orphic"







8.
White Denim: Exposion
"Spastic"







7.
War On Drugs: Wagonwheel Blues
"Phantasmal"







6.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: We Brave Bee Stings And All
"Undulating"







5.
The Dodos: Visiter
"Hybrid"







4.
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
"Tireless"







3.
MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
"Bold"







2.
Fleet Foxes (Self Titled)
"Sprawling"







1.
The Tallest Man on Earth: Shallow Grave
"Introspective"

3 comments:

Luehrs said...

You missed "A Very Hessian X-Mas" by DTB. Other than that, I'm pumped to listen to some of these CD's upon our return to the slum we call home.

Vince said...

I love the Downtown Brown Xmas edition of "A Very Hessian (remix.)

murphay said...

gaslight anthem... love it