Best Songs of 2008
Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully. Tags: Lists, Music.
#1) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “Albert Goes West”
Just as fiery as 2004’s “Nature Boy” – another one of my favorite Bad Seeds songs.
#2) M83 “Kim & Jessie”
This is the best proper single of the year; despite it sounding so familiar I’ve never heard anything like it before.
#3) Drive-By Truckers “Daddy Needs a Drink”
One of the most powerful songs from an album dripping with classics.
#4) Nas “Black President”
Nas’ best effort at securing the position off Secretary of Illness in the new administration.
#5) T.I. feat. Rihanna “Live Your Life”
Take an internet meme and combine it with two of the year’s biggest pop stars, and you get the surprisingly fantastic “Live Your Life.”
#6) Al Green “Lay It Down”
Best slow-jam of the year, slightly edging out Green’s “No One Like You.”
#7) School of Seven Bells “Chain”
My favorite track from a highly under-appreciated album.
#8) Beck “Gamma Ray”
Modern Guilt was a little too hit or miss for my taste, but “Gamma Ray” was definitely a hit.
#9) The Game feat. Lil’ Wayne “My Life”
My favorite track from The Game this year… and mark my words, this Weezy character is going places.
#10) Conan O’Brien & The Max Weinberg 7 “Blue Moon”
A moment of genius during the writer’s strike, Conan jumped on the mic and blew me away. I knew he could play, but I didn’t know that his charisma would transfer as well as it did.