Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Begin to put a 'Fork in 08

In what, by all accounts, is a slightly down year for the single, Pitchfork still found 100 of 'em to give praise to (compiled in playlist below). What's amazing to me is just how many from the list are already in my son Eli's top 10. If you eliminated his current TMBG's Here Come the 123's fixation (God bless him,) his 2008 list wouldn't be that far off Pitchfork's 'refined' tastes.

Hercules And Love Affair garnered the top spot ("Blind") and also snuck another ("Hercules' Theme" at #21) in the top 25. Santogold also managed that feat ("L.E.S. Artistes" at #4, "Lights Out" at #22).

Others artists with two in the top 50 include Hot Chip, M83, Kanye West and No Age.

Playlist: Pitchfork Top 100 Singles 2008
Tracklisting of the 78 currently Rhapvailable

Playlist: Eli's Top 10 of 2008 (near as I can tell)
1. "Shut Up and Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings
2. "A-Punk" - Vampire Weekend
3. "L.E.S. Artists" - Santogold
4. "One Everything" - They Might Be Giants
5. "Time to Pretend" - MGMT
6. "High Five!" - They Might Be Giants
7. "Zeroes" - They Might Be Giants
8. "Blind" - Hercules and Love Affair
9. "Triops Has Three Eyes" - They Might Be Giants
10. "Ready For the Floor" - Hot Chip

1 comment:

drake lelane said...

Pitchfork Top 100 Singles 2008
1. Blind - Hercules And Love Affair
2. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
3. Ready For The Floor - Hot Chip
4. L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold
5. Kim & Jessie - M83
6. Nothing Ever Happened - Deerhunter
7. Hearts On Fire - Cut Copy
8. Machine Gun - Portishead
9. Wait A Minute [Just A Touch] - Estelle
10. Strange Overtones - Brian Eno
11. Out There On The Ice - Cut Copy
12. Flashing Lights - Kanye West
13. A Milli - Lil Wayne
14. Run to Your Grave - The Mae Shi
15. Black Rice - Women
16. Where Do You Run To - Vivian Girls
17. Happy House - The Juan Maclean
18. Hercules Theme - Hercules And Love Affair
19. Lights Out - Santogold
20. Single Ladies - Beyonce
21. House Jam - Gang Gang Dance
22. Constructive Summer - The Hold Steady
23. In The New Year - The Walkmen
24. No Matter What - T.I.
25. Eraser - No Age
26. M79 - Vampire Weekend
27. Time To Pretend - MGMT
28. Untrust Us - Crystal Castles
29. Street Flash - Animal Collective
30. The Snow Leopard - Shearwater
31. I Couldn't Say It To Your Face - Arthur Russell
32. Royal Flush - Big Boi
33. DLZ - TV On The Radio
34. Love Lockdown - Kanye West
35. Live Your Life [Featuring Rihanna] - T.I.
36. Sleeper Hold - No Age
37. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick Cave
38. Entropy Reigns (in the Celestial City) - Kelley Polar
39. One Pure Thought - Hot Chip
40. Shake That Devil - Antony and the Johnsons
41. Graveyard Girl - M83
42. Soul On Fire - Spiritualized
43. Always Wanting More - Jay Reatard
44. Cable Dazed - Invisible Conga People
45. Golden Age - TV On The Radio
46. Becky - Be Your Own Pet
47. Little Bit - Lykke Li
48. Love In This Club - Usher
49. Oxford Comma - Vampire Weekend
50. From Stardust to Sentience - High Places
51. Fools - The Dodos
52. Courtship Dating - Crystal Castles
53. Gettin Up - Q-Tip
54. Golden Cage - The Whitest Boy Alive
55. Which Song - Max Tundra
56. Dance, Dance, Dance - Lykke Li
57. Put On featuring Kanye West - Young Jeezy
58. Ribbons - Four Tet
59. The Rip - Portishead
60. Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
61. Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes
62. A&E - Goldfrapp
63. DVNO - Justice
64. The Modern Leper - Frightened Rabbit
65. Poison Dart Original Mix - The Bug
66. Sandcastle Disco - Solange Knowles
67. Upon Viewing Brueghel’s “Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus" - Titus Andronicus
68. Gila - Beach House
69. 16th Stage - Osborne
70. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks - Los Campesinos!
71. Untouched - The Veronicas
72. Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel) - Ponytail
73. All I Wanna Do - Jamie Lidell
74. River Card - Atlas Sound
75. Fatalist Palmistry - Why?
76. Paris - Friendly Fires
77. Sound Of Kuduro - Buraka Som Sistema
78. The Nun's Litany - Magnetic Fields