#5-Cut Copy- Ghost Colour- I demand a Cut Copy Mad Planet Dance Party!!! The songs run into each other seamlessly and its impossible not to groove to this record. I’m a sucker for any band that rocks out like its 1986!!!
#4- Santogold- Santogold- SEXY mc SEXY and SASSY and SMART- This album reminds me of a less dirty version of Peaches. ‘Im a Lady’ is definitely on my personal walking into a bar and feeling feisty soundtrack.
#3- Los Campesinos!- We are Beautiful, We are Doomed- This is my first LC album, but
their lyrical brilliance (You worry a million raindrops'll die with their last memory of you and I in a soft porn version of the end of the world), strange giddiness and clash of lyrics and melody blew me away.
#2- Spiritualized- Songs in A & E- Most Amazing Album to Paint To In the Whole World- these 18 tracks are composed beautifully and dance among each other like a walk between the brinks of existence and danse macabre. I'm also going to give this album 'Album I most want to listen to while making the hot loving!' Project for 2009!?
#1- Bon Iver- To Emma, Forever Ago- Upon its inception in my head, this album destroyed me, broke me, and being the masochist that I am…… I couldn’t stop listening!!!! I love this album for its intensity and intimacy. The falsetto in Skinny Love and The Wolves (Act I and II) still haunts me and I drown in it everytime. Apparently every once in awhile, some amazing amount of goodness comes from locking yourself in a Sconny cabin.
Best 'Goodbye My Nomadic Lover' Song- Ingrid Michaelson- The Chain- I wasn't quite ballsy enough to put her on my list but a couple of her songs blow my mind, and this one kills it when it comes to the end of things.
Best Song About the glory of Mathematics- Death Cab for Cutie- Long Division
Best Album for your Mother- ELGAR E. (Violin Concerto in B minor) by Gil Shaham