For the Indie music guys: Best music of 2008?

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    Dec 28, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    Now that it is the end of the year I'm going over the music I liked and listened to the most.

    What are your favorite new bands/albums of the year? I'd like to hear from you guys so I can get some new music suggestions!


    some of my favorite bands/new music are:
    - Hot Chip, Made in the Dark
    - Band of Horses, Cease to Begin
    - Ratatat - all their albums
    - Fleet Foxes
    - Beck, Modern Guilt
    - Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours



    I think the video below might be my favorite video/song from this year, Hot Chip, I was a Boy from School.

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    Dec 28, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    I really enjoy Cut Copy's CD. I burned a copy for my boyfriend and he loved it too. I liked Vampire Weekend and the Ting Tings too (do the Ting Tings count as indie?).

    At first, I didn't like Nada Surf's CD, "Lucky", but I'm really starting to enjoy it now.
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    Dec 28, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
    Okkervil River: The Stand-Ins
    Tallest Man on Earth: Shallow Graves
    Frightened Rabbit: Midnight Organ Fight
    Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours
    Dodos: Visiter
    Man Man: Rabbit Habits
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
    Wale: Mixtape About Nothing
    Lil Wayne: The Carter III (I know, I know ... not Indie. But one of the best albums of the year, hands down.)
    Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

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    Dec 28, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    Boy In School was not 2008, btw.



    Of Montreal "Skeletal Lampin"
    Vibesquad "Dawn Patrol"
    Raconteurs "Consolers of the Lonely"
    Eagles of Death Metal "Heart On"
    TV on the Radio "Dear Science"
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    Dec 28, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    Q-Tip -- The Renaissance
    My Morning Jacket -- Evil Urges
    The Hold Steady -- Stay Positive
    Kings of Leon -- Only By Night
    Bon Iver - For Emma...
    Kanye West -- 808's and Heartbreaks
    Adele -- 19
    Conor Oberst -- Conor Oberst


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    Dec 29, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    10. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
    9. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
    8. Ben Folds - Way To Normal
    7. Vampire Weekend - S/T
    6. Emily Wells - The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties
    5. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
    4. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
    3. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    2. The Faint - Fasciinatiion
    1. Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers

    I think I'd posted my list on another thread, but here it is again. I'm aware that Kanye and Ben Folds aren't particularly indie. Aimee Mann is pretty mainstream, but she is business-wise quite independent. And, screw it...her album is fantastic.

    I'm really surprised to keep seeing Cut Copy on lists of favorites. I haven't listened to the new album, but I did buy Bright Like Neon Love back in 2004 and found it incredibly boring. Maybe I need to check Ghost out.
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    Dec 29, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    musclearchitect saidNow that it is the end of the year I'm going over the music I liked and listened to the most.

    What are your favorite new bands/albums of the year? I'd like to hear from you guys so I can get some new music suggestions!


    some of my favorite bands/new music are:
    - Hot Chip, Made in the Dark
    - Band of Horses, Cease to Begin
    - Ratatat - all their albums
    - Fleet Foxes
    - Beck, Modern Guilt
    - Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours



    I think the video below might be my favorite video/song from this year, Hot Chip, I was a Boy from School.





    i have to agree with you here. Hot chip - I was a boy from school was one of my favorites this year...
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    Dec 29, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    That Hot Chip album was great. My favorites on it were The Warning for the great lyrics and So Glad to See You for the backing vocals. I haven't picked up Made In the Dark yet, but it looks to be pretty highly regarded.
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    Dec 29, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    easy.
    Delta Spirit.


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    Dec 29, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    hobronto saidI'm really surprised to keep seeing Cut Copy on lists of favorites. I haven't listened to the new album, but I did buy Bright Like Neon Love back in 2004 and found it incredibly boring. Maybe I need to check Ghost out.


    Well, in the same spirit I saw Magnetic Fields open for They Might Be Giants around 96. 'Suck' doesn't describe the magnitude to which stank. Practically the whole audience sat down on the floor and heckled a monumentally bad show. So, you give Cut Copy a new go and I will the Magnetic Fields.
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    Dec 29, 2008 1:42 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidWell, in the same spirit I saw Magnetic Fields open for They Might Be Giants around 96. 'Suck' doesn't describe the magnitude to which stank. Practically the whole audience sat down on the floor and heckled a monumentally bad show. So, you give Cut Copy a new go and I will the Magnetic Fields.


    Wow! Crazy! While I love both of those bands and have really enjoyed live shows by both, I cannot begin to imagine them performing together.
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    Dec 29, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    hobronto said
    9. Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life


    Oh! Yes! I forgot this one. Amazing album.

    Another one I forgot is Department of Eagles' In Ear Park -- that's a great one too. Subtle's Exiting Arm is up there. Oh! And Ponytail's Ice Cream Spiritual! All great.


    I'm really surprised to keep seeing Cut Copy on lists of favorites. I haven't listened to the new album, but I did buy Bright Like Neon Love back in 2004 and found it incredibly boring. Maybe I need to check Ghost out.


    I felt the same way -- I was like, really? Cut Copy? They were so mediocre and uninteresting. Then, I listened to In Ghost Colours. Talk about a turn around... It's by far my favorite dancey album this year. And that's saying something in a year of great indie dance music -- Hercules And Love Affair, Shy Child, and Hot Chip all released great dance records this year.


    On another note, what are your biggest disappointments this year?

    For me, Nick Thorburn had a pretty shitty year -- Human Highway's Moody Motorcycle, Islands' Arms Way, and Reefer's debut all fell way short of Islands' Return to the Sea super-brilliance. Especially because you can create one great playlist from the highlights of each of his albums this year. Seems like he's spreading himself too thin.

    Another disappointment was No Age's Nouns. I just DO NOT GET what everyone sees in this album. I could replicate the effect by banging on some pots and pans while The Beach Boys and Deerhunter simultaneously played really low in the background. Yuck.

    Finally, I just didn't get TV on the Radio's Dear Science,. Despite my favorite single song of the year being DLZ, the rest just did not stack up to anything from Return to Cookie Mountain.

    What do you all think?
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    Dec 29, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    why? "alopecia"
    quiet village "silent movie"
    no age "nouns"
    fleet foxes album
    m. ward's album
    dodos "visiter"
    vivian girls
    zomes self-titled
    neon neon "stainless style"
    mgmt "oracular spectacular"
    santogold
    lindstrom 3-track album
    jonas reinhardt self titled
    jape "ritual"
    bon iver album
    deerhunter album
    david holmes "the holy pictures"
    foals "antidotes"

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    Dec 29, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    carabin saidwhy? "alopecia"



    How did I forget this one too!?!? This was a great year for music, apparently...

    Also, can I just say how much I love this thread? I can never talk about indie music stuff with my real life friends without sounding like a pompous windbag!
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    Dec 29, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    this dude collects and posts links to a bunch of best of lists at the end of the year and throughout, if anyone is interested: http://djmartian.blogspot.com/
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    Dec 29, 2008 3:35 AM GMT
    final fantasy, the butcher



    chad vangaalen, willow tree



    the acorn / ohbijou, burrows

    the coast, tightrope

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNy1A2XGkrY

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    Dec 29, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Album of the year is a toss up between Fleet Foxes and TV on the Radio. Nada Surf's Lucky gets an honorable mention from me, but I might be biased.

    Biggest disappointment of the year was the new Portishead...I just didn't get it.
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    Dec 29, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    If you like indie music, you can probably find stuff you like here ..
    http://magnatunes.com/
    Their slogan is "we are not evil" because they don't have all the restrictive baggage and digital rights garbage that "labels" do. You can listen to all the music you want for free and pay for what you want to download as plain mp3's

    I highly recommend it! icon_biggrin.gif

    here are some links ..
    http://magnatune.com/artists/video2?video=ammonite.mov (I like this video)
    http://magnatune.com/collections/indie_rock a large collection of indie type music
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    Dec 29, 2008 6:13 AM GMT
    Finding this thread has just cost me at least half a day.

    God damn it.
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    Dec 29, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    BlueEyedPop19 saidAlbum of the year is a toss up between Fleet Foxes and TV on the Radio. Nada Surf's Lucky gets an honorable mention from me, but I might be biased.

    Biggest disappointment of the year was the new Portishead...I just didn't get it.


    some of the tracks on that portishead are quite awesome (hunter, the rip) .. others, i def. agree with you.

  • Dec 29, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    I agree with some of you. I'll have to check out some of your picks. Here are mine...

    Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers

    The B-52s - Funplex

    Duffy - Rockferry (originally Indie label)

    Carly Simon - This Kind of Love

    Dolly Parton - Backwoods Barbie

    Cyndi Lauper - Bring It to the Brink

    Jem - Down to Earth (indie label - major distribution co)

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    Dec 29, 2008 6:41 AM GMT
    The Faints new album fasciination is awesome, as is all theyre albums.

    im not sure if this it 2008, but logan lynn has made some sick music also.

    ladytrons velocifero is a good album too.

    and for more of an indie rock sound the teenagers also are awesome with homecomming.
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    Dec 29, 2008 7:34 AM GMT
    Imma go a little more hardcore on yall.

    Liferuiner - No Saints

    Jacks Mannequin - The Glass Passenger (not really indie but the best of the year)

    Minor Threat - Discography released this year

    Boyce Avenue - youtube these guys!!!

    Carnifex

    You get the point. icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 29, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    Biggest disappointments? I'll just list stuff I bought and was excited about.

    Bran Van 3000 - Rosé - What a friggin' nothing album. Such a downer, too, as I was so jazzed to hear that they'd gotten back together to record it.

    Girl Talk - Feed The Animals - Hype hype hype.

    Travis - Ode to J. Smith - I guess I should know better by now.
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    Dec 29, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    hobronto said
    Girl Talk - Feed The Animals - Hype hype hype.

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    haha...I got a couple free tickets to Girl Talk last night. I wanted to check out the hype, which is all it was. He, to me, is a wedding dj with mediocre beats. We left, he SUCKED.

    Disappointment...easy


    HANK WILLIAMS III "Damn Right Rebel Proud" He nailed it with the music but his lyrics on this one were so bad compared to his previous records, especially "Straight To Hell," which is an amazing record.