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Best of 2008
So, all in all, 2008 wasn't the best year in music, but that doesn't mean it wasn't horrible either. For instance we saw a lot of new bands with loads of potential. I hope to see some strong follow ups to some of these next year and the year after.

Backward looking, but forward thinking music was once again a large theme this year, whith disco being one of the newest and most surprising revivals. And then we had the epitome of recycled music, Girl Talk. I started this blog in February of this year.

And even though it started as a hobby, it has now grown into something more. Because of it, I have been more involved in music than I ever have been before. I have big plans for this blog next year.

More features, moving it to its own domain and a complete design make-over are in store. Now, I totally geeked out with my top ten list this year. I don't need to tell you the whole process, but I did want to point out that several factors went into the selection my top 10, even including album design.

So here are my favorites of 2008... 10. FIGHT BITE Emerald Eyes Fight Bite - Swissex Lover 09.

MGMT Oracular Spectacular MGMT - Time to Pretend 08. CRYSTAL CASTLES Self-Titled Crystal Castles - Good Time 07. YELLE Pop-Up Yelle - Ce Jeu 06.

BON IVER For Emma, Forever Ago Bon Iver - Flume 05. DR. DOG Fate Dr.

Dog - The Breeze 04. LOVE IS ALL A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night Love Is All - A More Uncertain Future 03. BEACH HOUSE Devotion Beach House - You Came to Me 02.

The Dodos Visitor The Dodos - Fools 01. PONYTAIL Ice Cream Spiritual Ponytail - Beg Waves Best New Band of 2008 High Places - New Grace Best New Band of 2009 Stricken City - Tak o Tak Best Song of 2008 Chad VanGaalen - Willow Tree Most Underrated Album Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today (from All We Could Do Is Sing) Best Artist of 2008 You Never Heard Of Pepi Ginsberg - The Waterline (from Red ) Best Live Performance Ponytail - Die Allman Bruder Runners Up Lykke Li - Youth Novels / Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood / M83 - Saturdays=Youth / Department of Eagles - In Ear Park / Santogold - Self-Titled / Blitzen Trapper - Furr / Times New Viking - Rip It Off / El Perro Del Mar From the Valley to the Stars.
- 9:05 a.m. Saturday 13th December 2008 EST
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