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10 Jan 2009, 13:05 by sharevariI think I must have listened to less music this year as I didn't have as many candidates this time, so I'm going to limit it to 50 tracks.
The top 50 songs I listened to in 2008
1. Jens Lekman - Sipping on the Sweet Nectar (Bogdan Irkük's Love Nectar Mix) (2008)
I think the reason I like this song so much is that it manages to combine a huge number of the aspects that I appreciate the most in music. Great pop feeling, a fantastically lush production, rich melancholic chord progressions, an insistent dance beat, sweeping strings, arpeggiated synths, italo disco flourishes and a beautiful vocal. Wait for the drop to almost complete silence at 4:57. Breathtaking.
2. E.R.P. - Vox Automaton (2007)
Sleek, futuristic and absolutely sublime modern electro. The pads that come in at 1:56 just lifts it off this planet and straight up to heaven. Don't think I will ever tire of this one.
3. Familjen - Huvudet i sanden (2007)
This song made me want to jump up and down with a silly smile…
7 Apr 2008, 23:11 by thisisall1wordThe Whitest Boy Alive
Golden Cage (3.5)
Played at 45 rpm this sounds like a great dance track and then the high vocals come in and spoil the fun. Back at 33 its a slower cool dancey vibe - think Belle & Sebastian meets Phoenix.
Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix - Instrumental) (4)
Parisian sounding house with the underwater daft punk effect that I really love and a quick wash of 80s vocoder synths make for a happy instrumental mix. Nice one.
Golden Cage (Fred Falke remix) (4)
Well, its the best of both the above versions pretty much and so I would mark this as the one. Shades of Back In The High Life Again by Steve Winwood anyone? Might just be me but listen close people, it's there.
Late of the Pier
The Bears Are Coming (4.5)
First of all; YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS 12" FOR THE AWESOME GLASSES. No 3D affair here, we are talking some sort of cool light refraction that makes 9 of everything bright. And seeing as the cover looks like a Bridgit Riley colourfest its pretty fucking spectacular.