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This just made me laugh.  Spin Magazine named it the 17th Best Video of the year.  I like to make it #1 on my list.  Enjoy!

-Koop

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It’s that time of the year again when all the music magazines post their favorite albums of 2008 and which artists24765824-24765826-large they are itching to hear their new records in 2009.  Here’s a few magazines that I enjoy lists.  Do you agree with them?  At times, I have to be honest, I did not.  And I felt there were a few albums left off Alternative Press’ 2009 Anticipated Album list. I added a few after their list. 

Under the Radar – Top 50 Alubms 2008

1.   Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

2.   Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3.   The dodos – Visitor

4.   Portishead – Third

5.   The Duke Spirit – Neptune

6.   She & Him – Volume One

7.   M83 – Satruday=Youth

8.   Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

9.   Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords

10.  The Dears – Missiles

11.  TV on the Radio – Dear Science23088720-23088723-slarge

12.  Deerhunter – Microcastle

13.  Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue

14.  Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

15.  Neon Neon – Stainless Style

16.  Okkervil River – The Stand Ins

17.  No Age – Nouns

18.  R.E.M – Accelerate

19.  Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

20.  Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

21.  Love Is All – A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night

22.  British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?

23.  Lykke Li – Youth novels

24.  Black Mountain – In the Future

25.  Tindersticks – The Hungry Saw

26.  Jamie Lidell – Jim

27.  Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

28. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair24766015-24766017-large

29.  Pop Levi – Never Never Love

30.  Frances – All the While

31.  Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree

32.  Fujiya & Miyagi – lightbulbs

33.  Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

34.  My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

35.  Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

36.  The Walkmen – You & Me

37.  Noah and the Whale – Peaceful, the Wolrd Lays Me Down

38.  Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping24766061-24766063-large

39.  Beck – Modern Guilt

40.  Ladytron – Velocifero

41.  Fuck Buttons – Street Horrsing

42.  Dungen – 4

43.  Jim Noir – Jim Noir

44.  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

45.  The Old Believers – Eight Golden Greats19863820-24765660-large

46.  The Verve – Forth

47.  The Week That Was – same

48.  School of Language – Sea from Shore24765813-24765816-slarge

49.  Hot chip – Made in the Dark

50.  Friday Hyvonen – Silence Is Wild

 

Spin Magazine Top 40 Albums of 200824766077-24766079-large

 

1.     TV on the Radio – Dear Science

2.     Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

3.     Portishead – Third

4.     Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

5.     Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

6.     Santogold – Santogold24765778-24765781-slarge

7.     Deerhunter – Microcastle

8.     Hot Chip – Made in the Dark

9.     Coldplay – Viva La Vida

10.    MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

 

List Continues Here.

 

Rolling Stone 2008 Albums of the Year

1 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science

2 | Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg
      Series Vol. 8

3 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

4 | My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

5 | John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love
      and Freedom

6 | Santogold: Santogold

7 | Coldplay: Viva la Vida or
       Death and All His Friends

8 | Beck: Modern Guilt

9 | Metallica: Death Magnetic

10 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

11 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

12 | Guns n’ Roses: Chinese Democracy

13 | Blitzen Trapper: Furr

14 | Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

15 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release

Continues Here.

 

Alternative Press – Anticipated Albums of 2009

Tegan and Sara – September – just announced!

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Green Day

A Day to Remember – February

Against Me! – Fall

All Time Low – Summer

Boys like Girls – Spring

Cartel – Summer

Chiodos – Fall

Circa Survive – Spring

Cobra Starship – February

The Devil Wears Prada – Spring

Envy on the Coast – August

Every Time I die – winter

Gallows – March

Killswitch Engage – Spring

Manchester orchestra – Spring

Mayday Parade – Summer

New Found Glory – March 10

NOFX – April

Panic At the Disco – Spring

Paramore – Summer

Past Lives – Fall

Rival Schools – Early Summer

The Rocket Summer – Summer

Saosin – April

Say Anthing – Summer

Silverstein – April

The Used – February

Taking Back Sunday – Spring

 

Also w/o Dates:

AFI

Ok Go

Deftones

Social Distortion

 

U2

Franz Ferdinand

Bruce Springsteen

Regina Spektor

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Rachael Cantu

Arcade Fire

Imogen Heap

 -Koop

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While perusing Spin Magazine’s November issue I came across a fun article.  Coming out this month,51aqa3lbu4l_ss500_Sleeveface: Be the Vinyl is a photo book by Carl Morris, owner of the small U.K label My Kung Fu Records and John Rostron.  The book began one night while Morris was DJing at a pub.  He came across a copy of McCarney II and being amused by the former Beetles expression, Morris held it up to his face and took a picture.  The craze caught on a people began synchronizing their clothing and movements to match the album covers.  Using 200 photos the book was assembled with vinyl from the iconic Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A to the controversial Strokes’ Is This It.  You can check out their website here.  You’ll find links to where you can buy the book, facebook it, and go to Sleeveface parties.  Yes, there are even parties.  And an instructional youtube video……

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