My Year in Song | December 31, 2008
January – “Forgiveness” by Engineers
I got this album around Christmas time and it’s been my drifting to sleep music ever since.
February – “Catastrophe And The Cure” by Explosions in the Sky
Explosions have been playing in the office for the previous 12 months, thanks largely to James. However it really came to the fore after seeing them play live.
March – “Chemistry” by Unkle
This one’s been on the boil since christmas, but the thumping intensity of Chemistry finally bubbled over in March.
April – “The Salmon Dance” by The Chemical Brothers
Stupid but fun.
May – “Kicking and Screaming” by The Presets
I picked the album up in Australia and it quickly became the soundtrack to my roadtrip and one of my most played albums of the year.
June – “A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend
Another Aussie roadtrip purchase, this one took a bit longer to grow on me.
July – “Salute your Solution” by The Saboteurs
I really liked this song when I accidentally saw the music video on MTV (or equivalent). The album took a while to grow on me but it’s actually quite good if you don’t mind the country aspect.
August – “Latchmere” by Maccabees
Another album that’s been played a lot in the office, it reached it’s peak towards the end of the summer.
September – “Electric Feel” by MGMT
I listened to MGMT loads during my summer jaunt to Devon and just kept playing it.
October – “Is There a Ghost?” by Band of Horses
This haunting track kept getting played throughout 08, with it’s peak in October.
November – “C-C (You Set the Fire in Me)” by Tom Vek
Another artist I’ve played to death, I finally managed to track the album down after scouring all the local record shops to no avail.
December - “Cassius” by Foals
Another group that’s been hanging round in my iPod playlist for some time and I finally got round to buying the CD. Definitely my theme tune this Christmas.
Posted at December 31, 2008 8:51 PM