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What Are Your Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008?

I know all the music bloggers and magazines have been writing about their favorite albums, songs and moments of 2008, but instead of reading another journalist’s massive “best of” list for 2008, I’m more curious to know YOUR favorites. Was there an album you continually had on repeat in your car or your iTunes play list? What song could you absolutely not get out of your head no matter how hard you tried? What about your least favorite song you seemingly couldn’t escape from wherever you went — be it your drive to work, shopping at the mall or at your favorite bar? I’d love to read your “best of” lists! Plus, it’ll give me some new music to listen to as I ring in 2009!

Below, I’ll post some of the music I’ve featured on my blog this year — hinting at 10 of my favorites to give you some possibilities of new music to check out for yourself. Take a listen. I think you’ll enjoy them as well.

Brent Shuttleworth‘s video for “When I Reach California” below.


Joshua Radin – “I’d Rather Be With You” listen here.

Jason Reeves – “You In A Song.” For Windows click here, for Quicktime click here.

Brett Dennen‘s music video for “Make You Crazy” featuring Mandy Moore below.


Passenger – “Night Vision Binoculars” check out here.

Pete Murray performing “Opportunity” live below with John Mayer or check out the music video here.


Serena Ryder – “Brand New Love” here. For Windows users you can listen here.

Sia performing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. For Windows. For Quicktime.

Theresa Andersson‘s video for “Birds Fly Away” recorded live in her kitchen.


Lastly, Ray LaMontagne‘s “You Are the Best Thing.” You can listen to it here for Windows Media or here for Quicktime if you haven’t yet.

What do you think? Can’t wait to read your lists! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

2 replies on “What Are Your Favorite Albums and Songs of 2008?”

-Priscilla Ahn’s debut album, “A Good Day”
-Tristan Prettyman, “Hello…x”
-Ingrid Michaelson, “Be OK”
-Meiko, “Meiko”
-Joshua Radin, “Simple Times”
-Erin McCarley, “Love, Save the Empty”
-The Hush Sound, “Goodbye Blues”
-KT Tunstall, “Drastic Fantastic”
-Amos Lee, “Last Days at the Lodge”
-Mutlu, “Livin’ It”

Awesome picks Emily! I’m familiar with most of the albums and am checking out the rest! Listening to Tristan Prettyman right now. Her voice is so beautiful! Thanks for your suggestions 🙂

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