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Mix Disc: The Best of 2008

I should note that some of my favorite discs from the year aren’t represented for various reasons. Sometimes because the whole of the record works better for me personally than individual tracks do, and sometimes just because I couldn’t decide between cuts.

In perusing this year’s “best of” lists, I think a lot of killer stuff is being neglected, so I stretched my mix out over two discs:

2008: Shading Dark Toward the Light


  1. Victoria’s Secret by Quiet Village
  2. Someone’s Gotta Change Your Mind by Lindsey Buckingham
  3. Taking Tips From the Gallery G by Bound Stems
  4. Feel the Love by Cut Copy
  5. Two Daughters And a Beautiful Wife by Drive-By Truckers
  6. Ponce de Lone Ave. by Butch Walker
  7. Quiet Houses by Fleet Foxes
  8. Red Tide by Foxboro Hot Tubs
  9. Paper Planes by I’m From Barcelona
  10. Rockferry by Duffy
  11. These Days by Glen Campbell
  12. Climbing Up Fire Escapes by Head of Femur
  13. Working Poor by Horse Feathers
  14. Pain Song by It’s a Musical
  15. Bubbles by James
  16. So Small by Jim Guthrie
  17. Brand New Start by Little Joy
  18. Disappear by Pacific!
  19. Bye Bye Bye by Plants and Animals
  20. The Show by Lenka


  1. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head) by Ben Folds
  2. Go Go Go by the 88
  3. The Step and the Walk by The Duke Spirit
  4. What Is Happening? By Alphabeat
  5. Sleepytime in the Western World by Blitzen Trapper
  6. Can You Tell by Ra Ra Riot
  7. Dance ‘til We’re High by The Fireman
  8. Cellulose Sunshine by Stereolab
  9. Sweet Darlin’ by She & Him
  10. You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
  11. Who Are You Now by the Boticellis
  12. My Mistakes Were Made For You by the Last Shadow Puppets
  13. Houses by Vetiver
  14. The Good Old Days by the Lodger
  15. The Stations by the Gutter Twins
  16. Straight ‘Til Sunrise by Barry Adamson
  17. Boy, Did She Teach You Nothing? by Absentee
  18. Sultan by What Made Milwaukee Famous
  19. Two Girl Area by Boston Spaceships
  20. Singing to the Earth (To Thank Her for You) by Apollo Sunshine
  21. Freeway by Aimee Mann
  22. Stay Free by Black Mountain



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