With all the traveling I’ve been doing there are more songs that I remember listening to again and again than normal, even considering that I already made a mix for my time in New Zealand.
As always all picks are songs I’ve added to my library this year, so no long-time favorites or re-discoveries. Also, please note how I restrained myself when it came to bandom bands, most particularly Fall Out Boy… *g*
Alphabetically sorted because I cannot possibly rank them.
The Academy Is… – About a Girl: www.sendspace.com/file/flqcwy
Album leaked just before I saw them live in Perth. Instant singalong.
Amanda Palmer – Oasis: www.sendspace.com/file/2ktc3e
Dresden Dolls singer, offers free downloads of her album on her website.
Anika Moa – Dreams in My Head: www.sendspace.com/file/xcia6n
Kiwi singer. Prettypretty singer-songwritery music.
Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song (Pacific Remix): www.sendspace.com/file/6vpk7s
Love the clappy bits. Not sad at all despite the title.
Ben Folds & Regina Spektor – You Don’t Know Me: www.sendspace.com/file/cy3jyi
Awesome duet, I love this to pieces.
Boy Eats Drum Machine – Planets + Stars: www.sendspace.com/file/2pdkey
Interesting mix of hip hop rhythms and electronica.
The Boy Least Likely To – I Box Up All the Butterflies: www.sendspace.com/file/s5pln7
Happy twee with rather creepy lyrics, reminds me of the 60s for some reason.
The Cardigans – For the Boys: www.sendspace.com/file/gplzf3
Totally irresistible – thanks for hooking me on it, Märrie!
The Cat Empire – Hello (Edit): www.sendspace.com/file/vahiy1
Fun Aussie band mixing a variety of styles. You’ll love them if you like Gogol Bordello.
Charlotte Sometimes – Waves and the Both of Us: www.sendspace.com/file/yieomt
So, Pete Wentz recced her, but don’t let that stop you – it’s a lovely soft song.
Cobra Starship – I Kissed a Boy: www.sendspace.com/file/66ehvw
I’ve listened to this approximately a million times and linked it a couple of times here, too. Catchy like the original with none of the tacky questionable lyrics.
eMDee – Gheeta: www.sendspace.com/file/divd3q
Didge n’Drum. Heard them at the Sunset Market in Darwin, had to have the CD.
Empires – Valmont: www.sendspace.com/file/0fvr4i
Boys in bands, the best way possible.
Fall Out Boy – 27: www.sendspace.com/file/nl7dl6
This is totally my song for this year – after all, I’m still 27 for another 6 days…
Glen Hansard & Marketa Iglóva – Falling Slowly: www.sendspace.com/file/tkdx2e
I fell in love with the movie, and the song totally deserved the Oscar it got. One of the prettiest love songs ever.
Hellogoodbye – If You Wanna… I Might: www.sendspace.com/file/vly7fw
Headbopping all the way. Such a cute song!
The Hush Sound – Love You Much Better: www.sendspace.com/file/ihfodr
Love the Hushies and this is one of my favorites from the latest CD.
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am: www.sendspace.com/file/jspy9g
Discovered her when she opened for Jason (see below *g*). Singer-songwriter, rather cute.
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours (Live at Montalvo Winery, Saratoga California 2006): www.sendspace.com/file/4wejfq
One of my all-time favorite songs EVER, no doubt about it.
The Killers – Joy Ride: www.sendspace.com/file/f09xr9
From their new album, I really like this one. Perfect driving song, I’d say if I drove. 🙂
Kimya Dawson – Loose Lips: www.sendspace.com/file/vnroah
I had to pick a song from ‘Juno’ – that whole soundtrack was the soundtrack for my life for a couple of months… This song feels like a lovesong for bloggers.
Kristeenyoung (feat. Patrick Stump) – That’s What It Takes, Dear: www.sendspace.com/file/kmk4fn
Downloaded because of Patrick, obviously, but it sounds like a cross between Kate Bush and Tori Amos, duetting with Peter Gabriel, so I actually really really love it. 🙂
Kristin Andreassen – Crayola Doesn’t Make A Color For Your Eyes: www.sendspace.com/file/dgwzf5
Absolutely adorable, can’t help but sing along. Again with the clapping.
Lily Allen – Everyone’s At It: www.sendspace.com/file/ine6fq
Rhythm that has me swaying.
Lykke Li – Little Bit: www.sendspace.com/file/xvwvsj
Twee’s never been so twee.
The Matches – Papercut Skin: www.sendspace.com/file/ua9ihq
Another discovery through bandom.
MC Lars – iGeneration: www.sendspace.com/file/iwe7a1
Meta song about the internet generation. Electronic hip hop.
Metro Station – Wish We Were Older: www.sendspace.com/file/9jry9z
Lala dance pop of the very enjoyable kind.
Mindless Self Indulgence – Revenge: www.sendspace.com/file/igigu3
Much to my surprise ‘If’ was one of the albums I listened to the most this year, as it’s somewhat screamier than my usual fare. Makes me want to jump and dance.
Mint Royale – Singin’ in the Rain (FuzzyGroove Mix): www.sendspace.com/file/7oahld
Courtesy of SYTYCD Australia.
Mirah – The Garden: www.sendspace.com/file/nlvyb0
Very sexy with the thumping beat.
Missy Higgins – Peachy: www.sendspace.com/file/82gvrg
Lovely pop song, very catchy hook.
Motion City Soundtrack – Lgfuad: www.sendspace.com/file/rcem93
More boys in bands, teenage angst galore.
My Chemical Romance – You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison: www.sendspace.com/file/tw4b6y
I listened to ‘The Black Parade’ a lot this year, but I’d already had it. It never fails to surprise me that this is the kind of music I like now. *g*
Of Montreal – When A Man Is In Love With A Man: www.sendspace.com/file/ka677r
Oh, come on, a song with that title? Every slash girl’s theme song!
Opshop – Maybe: www.sendspace.com/file/166tim
My favorite kiwi band. This is a lovely soft song that takes off with a great hook, like most their stuff.
Paolo Nutini – These Streets: www.sendspace.com/file/cn2em0
Somewhat ironically (because it’s a song about missing familiar things) I listened to this quite a bit while traveling around New Zealand.
Patrick Wolf – Peter Pan: www.sendspace.com/file/mpscff
Re-discovered Patrick Wolf this year, bought this from the title alone. Simple tune.
Pelle Carlberg – I Love You, Imbecile: www.sendspace.com/file/mkhjtz
A rather adorable love song. Also one of my PxP theme songs. 🙂
Poets of the Fall – Save Me: www.sendspace.com/file/zmge6x
One of those driving angst bombs. Perfect for songvids, imo.
Sara Bareilles – Love Song: www.sendspace.com/file/ac524a
Catchy girl pop.
Scouting for Girls – She’s So Lovely: www.sendspace.com/file/b6989u
Heard this in Australia, had to have it. Fun pop.
The Shell – Journeys of a Thousand Miles: www.sendspace.com/file/8vgrue
Swiss band that opened for The Bosshoss the other week. NOT country-rock, a bit harder.
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook: www.sendspace.com/file/rwhi1u
Unusually upbeat for this band, I like it a lot.
Snow Patrol – The Golden Floor: www.sendspace.com/file/fhospn
New CD from one of my favorite bands. Good fare, as always.
The Sounds – Hope You’re Happy Now: www.sendspace.com/file/nlz3e3
Another song that has me bopping my head and singing along. Very catchy chorus.
Stars – My Favourite Book: www.sendspace.com/file/o8jp55
One of my favorite love songs ever.
Tullycraft – Twee: www.sendspace.com/file/2birhm
A twee song about twee!
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk: www.sendspace.com/file/78goyo
I dare you not to bop along to this.
Yael Naïm – New Soul: www.sendspace.com/file/ewni73
That song from the iPod commercial.
All songs: multifaceted-abnormal.net/2008.zip (226mb, 50 mp3 + m4a)