Friday, December 19, 2008

2008 In Music

As the end of the year is approaching I am beginning to think about the best music that was released in 2008. I do this every year and I take it very serious.

Last year I picked In Rainbows by Radiohead as album of 2008.

I was not suprised when I found that many music critics picked the same album. They could just contact me, and I could tell them every year what album is the best of the year.

I have been thinking for the past few months on what album I beleive is the best this year. I am having some trouble so in this post I am going to offer some possible best album choices.

To top my list is:
The End Is Not the End by House of Heroes. I have one word for this album, AMAZING!

Second on My list is:

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends by Coldplay

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (also simply known as Viva la Vida) is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was released on 11 June 2008 in Japan, 12 June 2008 in the United Kingdom, and 17 June 2008 in North America. Coldplay released four singles from the record: "Violet Hill" and "Viva la Vida" in May 2008 and "Lost!" and "Lovers in Japan" in November 2008. "Viva la Vida" is the band's first song to reach number one in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The album has, to date, been the number-one-selling album in 36 countries around the world. In the United States, it sold 316,000 copies in its first day, and 720,000 in its first week. In the UK, the album sold 302,074 in three days, debuting at number one. Viva la Vida has become the most paid-for downloaded album of all time.[1][2]

I was at the store the day the CD was released ready to buy it. The album is good but I was not that moved by most of the lyrics. I just did not connect with a lot of the songs. It is still a very good album.

The next one I cannot necessarily recommend the entire album but you can count on this album being talked about as one of the best of 2008:
Bon Iver
Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
For Emma, Forever Ago sounds ghostly and ethereal, radiating otherworldly beauty, but it's also strangely gritty in a way that gives it heft.

Lyrics to Blindsided :
Bike down... down to the downtown
Down to the lockdown... boards, nails lye arond

I crouch like a crow
Contrasting the snow
For the agony, I'd rather know

'Cause blinded I am blindsided

Peek in... into the peer in

I'm not really like this... I'm probably plightless

I cup the window

I'm crippled and slow

For the agony

I'd rather know

'Cause blinded I am blindsided

Would you really rush out for me now?

Taught line... down to trhe shoreline

The end of a blood line... the moon is a cold light

There's a pull to the flow

My feet melt the snow

For the irony, i'd rather know

'Cause blinded I was blindsided

'Cause blinded I was blindsided

'Cause blinded I was blindsided

More to come and I also want the input of the readers.

Have a great night and listen to some music!
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