I have been going back and forth about this, but I have decided just to post it. Here is the list of all the music I liked best in 2008, with my favorites in bold, and excluding quite a few things I'm forgetting, and even more things I haven't listened to yet.

Aeroplane - "Whispers", Grace Jones remix, Allez Allez remix

Allez Allez – Best Of

A-Trak - DJ sets, "Shake It Down", "Say Whoa"

Beyonce – "Single Ladies"

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (not their live show), "Out There on the Ice", "Lights & Music" and Boys Noize remix

Duke Dumont – EP, Mystery Jets remix

Erol Alkan – He can do the psych thing (Beyond the Wizards Sleeve), he can do the disco thing (Disco 3000), and then when he does his own thing (which is now electro) he does it weirder, harder, and better than anyone. His label Phantasy is also releasing some good stuff, but I still have trouble getting into the bands he produces.

Fake Blood – "Mars", remixes for the Kills, Little Boots. A bit gimmicky, but is still undeniable over a good system.

Family Guy – I Dream of Jesus (Surfin’ Bird episode). This totally counts.

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

Foals – Antidotes, live show

Free Blood – singles, live, being weird

Friendly Fires - album

Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna, live

Glass Candy - Deep Gems compilation

Goldfrapp - "A&E" single and video

Hercules & Love Affair - "You Belong", "Blind", album, videos, remixes (of Yaz's "Situation" especially), live show

Holy Fuck – live show with only analog gear

Holy Ghost! – remixes which are basically original tracks, DJ sets

Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor", "One Pure Thought", live

In Flagranti – "Codependancy", anything

Invisible Conga People - "Cable Dazed" (Italians Do It Better)

Jacques RenaultRVNG of the NRDS Vol. 6, DJ sets, Runaway, remix for Moby, mix with Justin Miller for FACT Magazine

Joakim – remix of Simian Mobile Disco's "Hustler", remix of DJ Mehdi's "Pocket Piano"

Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"

Kelley Polar - "Entropy Reigns" (Environ)

Laidback Luke – production, remixes, DJ sets

Lil Wayne - "A Milli", "Got Money", being Lil Wayne

Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too

Metalocalypse – We need more TV about music. This was by FAR my favorite telvevision show, and probably my favorite pastime, of 2009.

Metro Area - Fabric 43

MGMT - "Kids (Soulwax Remix)", "Time to Pretend", Oracular Spectacular

Morgan Geist – "Detroit" (CC Remixes), Double Night Time, just in general

Nacho Lovers - "Acid Life" (Fool’s Gold)

Plastique De Reve feat. Ghostape - "Lost in the City" (Death From Abroad) - I could listen to this forever.

Poni Hoax – "Hypercommunication" original and Alter Ego remix

Raveonettes - live

Runaway - "Brooklyn Club Jam", edits, Wurst 12”, DJ sets

Simian Mobile Disco – Joakim and Cosmi Vitelli remixes, Deerhunter edit, live in Japan album, Fabriclive.41, Nike+ Run

Style of Eye – "Girls" (Pickadoll), some other singles

Syclops – I’ve Got My Eye On You

T.I. feat. Rihanna – "Live Your Life"

The Faint - "The Geeks Were Right (Boys Noize vs. DIM Remix)" – hate this band but adore this track

The Juan Maclean - live, "Happy House", "The Simple Life", "One Day"

The Kills – Midnight Boom, live, "Last Day of Magic"

The Presets - "This Boy's In Love (Lifelike Remix)", album, other remixes

Tiga - "Mind Dimension 2" - Completely unstoppable. Just SOUNDS so good. Makes Justice irrelevant. Biggest track of the year, and this is the same year Soulwax remixed "Kids".

Todd Terje – that fucking Chic edit, anything else

Vampire Weekend – I enjoy this band

YACHT - "Summer Song"


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