Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Top Lists 2008

So here I go-my top lists of all things music for the year 2008:

Top 10 Albums:

1. Portishead-Third
2. Bon Iver-For Emma Forever Ago
3. Foals-Antidotes
4. The Notwist- The Devil You and Me
5. Laura Marling-Alas I Cannot Swim
6. TV On The Radio- Dear Science
7. Benga-Diary of an Afro Warrior
8. Elbow-The Seldom Seen Kid
9. Ez3kiel - Battlefield
10. Pivot-O Soundtrack My Heart

Just missed the cut: Kanye West-808s and Heartbreak, Sigur Ros-Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Late Of The Pier-Fantasy Black Channel, Lisa Hannigan-Sea Sew, M83-Saturdays=Youth, David Holmes-The Holy Pictures

Top 20 Singles:

1. Laura Marling- Night Terror
2. Portishead- Magic Doors
3. Yeasayer- 2080
4. Neon Neon- I Lust U
5. Kanye West- Love Lockdown
6. Elbow-Grounds for Divorce
7. Santogold- L.E.S Artistes
8. The Gutter Twins- Idle Hands
9. Sigur Ros- Gobbledigook
10. TV on the Radio- Family Tree
11. Beck- Walls
12. Lisa Hannigan- Teeth
13. Death Cab For Cutie- I Will Possess Your Heart
14. Grinderman- No Pussy Blues
15. Elbow- Some Riot
16. David Holmes- I Heard Wonders
17. Bon Iver- Flume
18. Kanye West- Welcome To Heartbreak
19. Foals- Olympic Airwaves
20. The Notwist- Boneless

Top 10 Gigs

1. Rage Against the Machine @ Oxegen
2. Radiohead @ Malahide Castle
3. Sigur Ros @ Electric Picnic
4. Kanye West @ NEC Birmingham
5. Lisa Hannigan @ Jean Monnet Theatre UL
6. Underworld @ Electric Picnic
7. The Roots @ Electric Picnic
8. Wiggle @ Life Festival
9. The Prodigy @ Oxegen
10. Mr Scruff @ Trinity Rooms Limerick

A good year on the Irish Front where more innovative and quality artist have been given well deserved (and vital) spotlight such as Lisa Hannigan, Rarely Seen Above Ground etc. etc.

2008 for me was a year of getting my ears around as much as possible....and despite this cold spell we are experiencing outside, my ears are warm and cosy from a year of spectacular sounds filling them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Franz Ferdinand to play Dolans

Franz Ferdinand will be playing Dolans Warehouse February 28, 2009 according to Jim Carroll!

That is quite a pull to be fair!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Youtubes new search feature...

....above each embedded video-I like very much.

Its the small things isnt it.