Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas

I'm not the best at lists. I love to read them but I hate to create them. However, since 'tis the season for giving I give you the Skog Blog 12 Days of Christmas. Rather than patridges, golden rings or leapin' lords I will present you with my choices for the top 12 albums and songs of 2008.

Song of the Year - # 12

That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

When you listen to this song (if you haven't heard it) you might think, really? KG likes this song? Really? Well guess what. This song was P's favorite song of the year and therefore it was one of my favorites. One of my greatest joys this year was watching P sing and car seat dance while rockin out to this little number. Consider it the 'Hey Mickey' of this generation.

Album of the Year - # 12

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket is one of my all time favorite bands. Seeing them live is a mind blowing experience that everyone should experience at least once. Evil Urges was a bit of a departure from their usual sound. I am all for bands trying to grow and expand their music, however, a few of these songs just didn't work. Were they going for some kind of homage to Prince? I'm not quite sure. Luckily for MMJ there are many songs on this album that are right up there with their finest work which allows for repeated listening of the album. Here are the two best singles from Evil Urges - and the only ones for which I can find some videos.


Corbie said...

All I can say is 'good luck'. If you survive this countdown without needing some serious mental therapy then you are more sane than I. You sure about your #12? You know, no second-guessing yourself?

Anonymous said...

Alright so I haven't left a comment here since someone dared question my ranknig of Biggie, but I couldn't resist this one. This album literally blew me away. "Highgly Suspicious" could seriously be the song of the year as far as I'm concerned. If you don't have this album, buy it. Sincerly your half poly friend....