Born Ruffians

The year’s not over yet, but now is as good a time as any to look back on the past 12 11 months of music and highlight the stuff that shone the brightest for me this year. After a huge star-power filled 2007 that brought out releases from some of my favourite bands like Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Spoon, and Interpol, 2008 was largely a blank slate for me. Outside of the new Death Cab for Cutie album, I wasn’t particularly anticipating anything, so the void was filled with a variety of releases from bands both new and old I discovered throughout the year. Mind you, I’ve likely missed out on a lot so far, so consider this list fairly fluid. Without further ado, the best of what I’ve heard in ’08.


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— , December 2, 2008    4 Comments

“Death to Los Campesinos” is the first song on Hold on Now, Youngster…, the soon-to-be-released debut album from Los Campesinos!.

Those Dancing Days are a all-girl band from Stockholm. Here’s the video for the self-titled single “Those Dancing Days.”

To warm us up for the debut LP Morning Tide to be released in April, The Little Ones have released “Ordinary Song”, their first single seperate from their debut, the Sing Song EP.

“Waving Flags,” the first single taken from the third British Sea Power album Do You Like Rock Music?, continues their seemingly perfect streak of epic singles.

Delays deliver another dancefloor-filler with “Love Made Visible” from their new EP of the same title.

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— , January 26, 2008    1 Comment