Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas - # 2

Song of the Year - # 2

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

When I heard this song I was so excited for the new Coldplay album to be released. This song is a pop masterpiece and I have been a Coldplay fan since their debut. Alas, the album that bears the same name as this song was a bit of a letdown and quickly fell out of my musical rotation. However, this song stuck and received 'do not delete' status on my mp3 player.

Album of the Year # 2

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Choosing between the Top 2 albums of the year was like picking a favorite between my 2 girls. Depends on the day, depends on the mood. I kid of course but that's how close it was on the final call. Vampire Weekend is awesome. Everyone of their songs is enjoyable. Whenever one of their songs came on while listening on shuffle I would end up listening to the entire album. I had the pleasure of seeing them live and I couldn't help but think to myself that someday I will look back and say, "I got to see Vampire Weekend in a tiny club before they became the biggest band in the world..." I would describe them as what The Police would sound like if they had met at an Ivy League school and had grown up listening to Paul Simon's Graceland or Peter Gabriel. If you like pop, reggae, rock, punk or you are just a wannabe hipster like myself pick this album up. This album never gets old and I can't say enough good about it. Just buy it. Don't ask questions. You won't regret it.

1 comment:

Corbie said...

I agree that the previous Coldplay albums were better but this song in particular was definitely deserving of a spot on your top ten. Good pick.