Well, the end of 2008 and nigh, and there were indeed a lot of crap music but also a lot of awesome new music to pump us up throughout the year. These ten songs are what I listened to the most this year.
#10 Oasis – “The Shock of the Lightning”
Official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fguOr7EGK0w
Now now, you all know how big of a Radiohead fan I am, “how could you have oasis in your top ten Sean!?!?!?” well honestly, I never REALLY liked Oasis, but after seeing Noah get tackled at V-fest in Toronto and I must admit The Shock of the Lightning is pretty darn catchy…they just squeezed into the top 10!
#9 Katy Perry – “Hot n’ Cold”
Live in Liverpool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP0D5sNKnoI
“Katy Perry huh?” YES! I love Katy Perry no matter what anyone thinks. I believe she has one of the best new voices and tracks of 2008.
#8 Coldplay – “Viva la vida”
It’s Coldplay…can they make a BAD song?
#7 Moby – “Everyday It’s 1989”
Now Moby was the dude I was really excited to see perform @ V-fest and boy oh boy did he deliver.
#6 Ra Ra Riot – “Ghost Under Rocks”
Official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9SKprgjH5k
#5 MGMT – “Time to Pretend”
Official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVnRzEjpUmE
#4 Kings of Leon – “Sex on Fire”
Official Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHhhcKxflMY
“Yaaaaaaouuu! you’re sex is on Firrreee!”
#3 Crystal Castles – “Black Panther”
Live @ Glastonbury 08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoQN6RbkcOY
Crystal Castles are the dynamic duo hailing from Toronto and are one of the best new bands of 2008. Singer Alice Glass was even crowed “Coolest person of the year” by NME with Jay-Z at #2.
Radiohead is my favorite band ever. Getting to see them live on their In Rainbow’s tour with one of my best friends @ the Molson Amphitheater was one of the best nights in my life.
#1 Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker – “Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole”
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker – “Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole” – dir. Alon Isocianu from reactiv on Vimeo.
I predict that USS are the next big thing for 2009. Their EP Welding the C:// is just phenomenal and their full-length album should be coming out next year. This duo is just so unique and innovative with their styles on different tracks, yet their EP flows like a river. When I first listened to the whole EP, I was just inspired.