Thursday, 18 December 2008


In what's becoming some kind of annual tradition [think Christmas with less bells on], we asked some of our contributors and friends to give us their favourite musical moments from the last twelve months. In this case, their '8 from '08'. Just that we could present some kind of end of year round-up type thing. This is apparently what happened:

I Am Sam

Alter Ego - 'Gary (Carl Craig remix)'
Lindstrom - 'Grand Ideas'
Snoop Dogg - 'Sexual Seduction (instrumental)'
M83 - 'We Own the Sky'
The Chap - 'Ethnic Instruments (Joakim remix)'
Little Boots - 'Stuck on Repeat'
Joakim and the Discos - 'Love & Romance & a Special Person'
Metronomy - 'Radio Ladio'

Daniel Nolan

MGMT – 'Kids'
Sam Sparro – 'Black and Gold'
Ashlee Simpson – 'Outta My Head'
The Chemical Brothers - 'Electronic Battle Weapon 10'
The Aspirins For My Children – 'Attention (feat. thecocknbullkid)'
Little Boots – 'Stuck On Repeat'
Hot Chip – 'Ready for the Floor'
Mystery Jets – 'Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont reconstruction)'

Jamila Scott

Santogold - 'Unstoppable'
Health - 'Triceratops (Acid Girls Rmx A)'
Solange - 'I Decided'
Dinosaur Pile Up - 'Love Is A Boat And We're Sinking'
Florence & The Machine - 'Dog Days'
Be Your Own Pet ' 'Heart Throb'
Kanye West ft. Mr Hudson - 'Paranoid'
Feist - 'I Feel It All (Diplo Remix)'

Danny McFadden

Whitest Boy Alive - 'Golden Cage (Fred Falke remix)'
Aeroplane feat. Kathy Diamond - 'Whispers'
DJ Mujava - 'Township Funk'
Estelle feat. Kanye West - 'American Boy'
Little Boots - 'Meddle (Treasure Fingers remix)'
Ghostface Killah - 'Charlie Brown (DJ Mehdi remix feat Mapei)'
Midnight Juggernauts - 'Road To Recovery (Curses! remix)'
Black Kids - 'I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)'

Gary Ryan

MGMT – 'Time To Pretend'
Mystery Jets – 'Two Doors Down'
Hot Chip - 'Ready For the Floor'
Neon Neon – 'I Told Her On Alderaan (Richard X Andress remix)'
Black Kids – 'Hurricane Jane'
Girls Aloud – 'Hoxton Heroes'
Frankmusik – 'Three Little Words'
B-52s - 'Funplex (CSS mix)'

Dan Gent

I listened to Elton John and Pink Floyd this year, plus re-listened to Kings Of Convenience (Quiet Is The New Loud) lots. I also enjoyed listening to Slum Village and Madlib. And Late In The Evening by Paul Simon [thanks, Danny Webb].
New records? Some of the Aeroplane stuff ('Now Till 69' in particular). I also enjoyed a Supermayer remix of one of the Hot Chip records. Can't remember much more. 'Time To Pretend' was the best record.
Best gig was My Bloody Valentine.

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