i figured that it would be pretty cool if everyone posted their top 10 or so favorite of whatever for 2008. then we can check out what everyone got into during the year and hopefully get into it as well. i am planning on just doing top musical releases, in the hopes that maybe someone else might be intrigued by some of the stuff that i was intrigued by. likewise, it would be cool if people posted top however-many of other kinds of shit as well as music. i was hoping to put up an example of a different type of top ten, but i think that everyone could come up with a better idea that suits them well. so here are mine:
top 20 albums of 2008 (in no particular order, besides the bananas being at the top)
the bananas "new animals"
the measure [sa] "one chapter in the book"
god equals genocide "life of doubt"
shorebirds "s/t 7"" and "it's gonna get ugly
sex/vid "communal living"
cheeky "choke on a cheeseburger"
todd congelliere "people in the sand e.p."
the underground railroad to candyland "bird roughs"
shellshag "destroy me, i'm yours"
dillinger four "civil war"
fucked up "the chemistry of common life"
hunchback "pray for scars"
eddy current suppression ring "primary colours"
doctor bird "meet dr. bird"
pangea "those new songs(?)"
jehova's fitness "worst summer ever"
killer dreamer "1000 years of servitude"
that list ended up being way longer than i was originally planning, but whatever.
top 5 shows of 2008
5. defiance, ohio; this bike is a pipe bomb; vena cava; neato-bandito; pcjs @ steinburg in january
4. NUX FEST
3. AWESOME FEST
2. CHAOS IN TEJAS
1. THE FEST
well there you go. i'm pretty excited to hear about some cool shit from everyone!
Top New Music of 2kHate (generally the higher = better)
Skull Collector - Oh Men of Mildewed Minds
Pygmy Lush - Mount Hope
Rudimentary Peni - No More Pain
Woods - Some Shame
Dystopia - s/t
Islands - Arm's Way
Verse en Coma - Rialto
Hypothermia - Gratoner
Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
Thou - everything released this year
Jaguar Love - Take Me to the Sea
Breathing Fire - Years of Lead
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra+ Tra-La-La Band - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Fall of Efrafa/Paper Aeroplane - Tharn
The Mae Shi - HLLLYH
Portugal. the Man - Censored Colors
Mortalized & the Guilty Connector - Concerto for Harsh Grind Noise #1
Failures - s/t
The All-American Rejects - When the World Comes Down (serious)
Top Old Bands I Revisited and Fell in Love with Again:
Top Shows (no order):
Portraits of Past/La Quiete
Skull Collector/Punch in SB
Graf Orlock/Dangers/Fischer/Skull Collector (aka Naked Juice dungeon)
this was so hard becasue i always forget what year shit comes out and im soooo indecisive..anyways.
goslings - occasion
(not my favorite goslings album but its the only 2008 one + super fuzzed out)
french quarter - st
(these songs stuck with me)
mount eeire - lost wisdom
verse - aggression
(always stuck in my head)
samothrace - lifes trade
sun araw - beach head
(i really liked this for some reason)
hatred surge - discography
grails - doomsdayers holiday
(riffs + this band is longtime fav)
punch - debut ep
skull collector - ep or whatever
(you guys worked hard on this..and the end result is awesome)
top 5 shows
nux fest, nobunny, corrupted, thee oh sees, sparrows gate (sike!)
top 5 burritos
that one place in longbeach, tonitas, tios, tortilla town, tonitas
that took way to much of my time..im gonna go hangout in the kitchen
most in order.
.Des Ark- Radio demo II.
.French Quart- S/T LP.
.Mount Eerie- Black Wooden Ceiling Opening E.P.
.Mount Eerie- Lost Wisdom.
.Thee Silver Mount Zion...-13 Blues for Thirteen Moons LP.
.Punch- Eyeless E.P.
.Cult Ritual- 2nd E.P.
.Cult Ritual- 3rd E.P.
.Mind Eraser - Conscious/Unconscious LP.
.Sex Vid- Communal Living LP.
.Dry-Rot- 3 records on 1 CD.
.Pygmy Lush- Mount Hope.
.Cower- Hatred Songs E.P.
i didn't feel like taking the time to figure out what stuff actually came out in 2008, so i just made a list of the stuff i enjoyed the most in 2008. in no order at all
1. mind eraser - conscious, unconscious
2. fall of efrafa - elil & owsla
3. dystopia - human=garbage
4. the ergs! - jersey's best prancers
5. oroku - living through the end of time...
6. ceremony - still nothing moves you
7. death cab for cutie - transatlanticism
8. dead in the water - echoes...in the ruins
9. modest mouse - the lonesome crowded west
10. blink 182 - mark, tom, and travis show
11. breathing fire - year of lead
12. wu-tang clan - enter the wu-tang (36 chambers)
13. tonitas - solo burrito w/ black beans
miguel's top tens (no order)
eat skull - sick to death (siltbreeze)
ty segall - ty segall (castle face)
nobunny - love visions (1234go!)
woods family creeps - woods family creeps (woodsist)
dystopia - dystopia (life's a rape)
underground railroad to candyland - bird roughs (recess)
blank dogs - on two sides (tmu)
sex vid - communal living (dom america)
the bananas - new animals (recess records)
wavves - wavves (woodsist)
catatonic youth - piss scene (hozac)
shorebirds - shorebirds (no idea)
nodzzz - i don't wanna (make a mess)