Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008: The Year That Was

Here's my annual 2008 mix. I wanted to fit 25 songs on a single CD (for a perfect 5x5 iTunes grid), but came up a song short. Close enough for an imperfect year like 2008. I ended up not including the Coldplay song, but there's still a Jonas Brothers track, as my indie cred sneaks quietly out the door.

The hidden theme of this mix is "light" (as in "lumina" not as in "light rock") since at least six songs have some form of light in the title.

01. School of Language - Rockist Part 1
02. Army Navy - Saints
03. British Sea Power - A Trip Out
04. The Bye Bye Blackbirds - Leave A Light On
05. Death Cab For Cutie - No Sunlight
06. Even - I Am the Light
07. Firewater - Borneo
08. David Byrne & Brian Eno - The Lighthouse
09. The Fireman - Light From Your Lighthouse
10. Robert Forster - Let Your Light In, Babe
11. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
12. Jonas Brothers - Pushin' Me Away
13. The Kooks - Shine On
14. The Lonelyhearts - Harlequin Bands
15. The Lucksmiths - Good Light
16. Matthew Sweet - Let's Love
17. Nada Surf - I Like What You Say
18. Pugwash - Take Me Away
19. The Baseball Project - Past Time
20. R.E.M. - Living Well Is the Best Revenge
21. Shake Some Action! - Unusual Girl
22. Sloan - Cheap Champagne
23. Sparks - Lighten Up, Morrissey
24. The Week That Was - The Good Life

For emusic subscribers, here's a simple way to legally download the songs that are available there. The rest of you can illegally grab the whole thing here and here.


125records said...

How did I miss out on The Lonelyhearts? That song is brilliant. Also, there are plenty of Jonas Brothers songs that people our age would like if they heard them without knowing who the artist was!

PCarino said...

Nice mix! Thanks, Hot Rox!

PCarino said...

I also meant to mention that until I heard your mix, I had no idea that Firewater put out an album this year!

Devon Reed said...

Why is your mix alphabetized? Anyway, if you like Matthew Sweet, make sure you don't miss the song he did for The Bigtop soundtrack, "Wild."

Steve said...

The mix isn't perfectly alphabetized, there are a few tracks out of sequence, but I always end up sticking things in order for some reason.