Saturday, 10 January 2009

2008:Year in review

A review of 2008, originally posted over on

albums of 2008
'Wilderness' by Brett Anderson (yes, I'm still banging on about that one, using every opportunity I get to do so becaue the press coverage is destructively negative or barely there; the album is a heartfelt, moving, brave and uncompromising piece of work).
'Seventh Tree', Goldfrapp (listen to it as a whole rather than cherry picking tracks; atmospheric and soothing, and deserving of acclaim)
'District Line' by Bob Mould (at least 3 tracks on here would be welcome on a best of compilation- surely a sign of a strong album)

Tracks/singles of 2008 (in alphabetical artist order)'Chinese Whispers', Brett Anderson'A&E', Goldfrapp'Paris is Burning', Ladyhawke'Tell Me What It's Worth', Lightspeed Champion'Kids', MGMT'Very Temporary', Bob Mould'Supernatural Superserious', REM (arguably, too little-too late, but it reminds me why REM's music touched me so much all those years ago)

Films of 2008 (alphabetically)
(I'm sure there are others, but I only managed to watch 6 or so new ones... 'Lust Caution' and 'Happy-Go-Lucky' were disappointing)

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