the wizards.bestoftherestPLAYLIST.2008

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this has been a really wild year. really incredible. i mean really, i have had so much fun. shit IT HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE! and i’ve done so much! i’ve seen europe, well some of it.. barcelona, antwerp.. benicassim! literally the best summer in time, and in terms of music what a year. electro – well we have our own playlist for that so i think it speaks for itself.. BUT the rest of it! brilliant. 

so many small acts coming big- i mean blogging – it has just been huge – the reality of internet hype – making somebody big in minutes.wowzer

so here it starts// i’ve tried to keep it down but i think you’ll agree a year is a very long time-  - – and sorry i have missed out SO much but i’ve had to be selective. and in terms of massive labels/massive artists of course – they dont need posting - kings of leon, HOT CHIP, vampire weekend, BENGA, fleet foxes, lykke li, JUSTICE, cut copy, MG-BLOODY-MT….holy mazoly.

enjoy it……..AND BUY THESE ALBUMS – i don’t lie – they are all insane!

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electronic/pop

metronomy – nights intro [shit hot melodic intro]

dan le sac vs. scroobius pip – look for the woman [cool, cool act - great album, my highlight along of course with 'thou shalt always...']

late of the pier – focker [BEST ALBUM THIS YEAR – NO DOUBT – GET IT GET IT GET IT – AND WHAT A SONG!]

bjork – dull flame of desire (modeselektor remix for girls) [modeselektor have taken over my head a lot this year - extreme peace]

apparat – fractacles pt. 1 [fractacles=insane. insane=fractacles. end of]

modeselektor – godspeed [as above - best (NON 'ELECTTRO') electro song of 2008]

HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR – BLIND [dISCO RETURNS in amazing light and brilliance – 2ND favourite album this year!]

crystal castles – untrust us [simple and amazing]

folk/blues/indie

times new viking - call and respond [LO FI GENIUS - THINK ANGRY KIDS]

vivian girls - where do you run to [insane reverb. i am in love with the vivian girls]

the correspondents – rentaclown [BEST new live act - any chance you have - see them!hire them!buy their music!]

laura marling – ghosts [the best of the london folk scene - like one giant fairytale]

florence and the machine – hospital beds [florence kicks ass. its official]

yeasayer – sunrise [HEART MELTING PSYCHEDELIC INFINITY – 3RD FAVOURITE ALBUM ]

man man – whalebones [ again - so good cant describe words RUNNING OUT!]

kimya dawson – loose lips [ if you missed juno or its soundtrack you shouldnt have - her voice is so cool]

animal collective – water curses [UNEXPLAINABLE - BRILLIANT - NEW ALBUM OUT SOON!!!]

mumford and sons – white blank page [up-and-coming folk - tthey will just get better and better and better]

bon iver – lump sum [4TH Favourite alBUM – so serene and beautiful buy buy buy it honestly you cant not like this music]

flight of the conchords – THINK ABOUT IT [JERMAINE WINS COOLEST PERSON PRIZE THIS YEAR]

dub/step/drum

chase and status – eastern jam [banging bangingness chase and status are on top form]

the bug – poison dart (ft. warrior queen) [bringing dub to the fore]

KID SISTER – pro nails (RUSKO REMIX) [dUBSTEP has been sick this year, so much good stuff, this has been a massive highlight -rusko, caspa, benga, skream - what a lot of talent] 

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thank you! WIZARDS XXXXXXX

One response to “the wizards.bestoftherestPLAYLIST.2008

  1. I like your list. Vivian Girls especially, oh and Animal Collective, their going to have a massive 2009. But 2008? Water Curses was just an EP, anyways. I was also wondering what you thought of the ‘Beach House’ album ‘Devotion’, Benoit Pioulard’s Temper and the rather spectacular album ‘Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill’ by ‘Grouper’. Please reply soon, I think I may have found a blog I like. Happy New Year

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