TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Story’s Very Best Songs Of 2008!!!

Cover presented by Story

Hello and allo, happy Monday! It’s a cold one today, down to a nasty 3°F today (windchill drops it to -1,000° or something fucked up like that), it’s the kinda cold that gives you lips that weird blue feeling, no what I mean? Like you can feel the color blue, and your nose gets so numb, you are snotting on your face without even realizing it. No worries, everyone is, no need to be embarrassed. I love it. It’s crazy! I remember as a kid (well, and an adult) down in Florida, the worse we had to worry about was it getting cold enough that you had to cover the bushes. They used to protect the strawberry crops by hitting them with sprinklers, creating a layer of ice around them, cocooning them, from the windchill. But even that was what, 20°? As the lowest, middle of the night lows? Psh. Child’s play…. THIS is cold. The kind of cold where a bike commute could cost you a few toes if you aren’t careful (yeah, I did an hour on my indoor trainer today).

Maybe it’s the cold, maybe it’s frozen my little brain, but I felt like getting up a massive collection of the best songs of 2008 as presented by Society Member (one of our first) & VIP Story, a collection of 42 absolutely amazing songs this, well, amazing year has given us, even though the holidays & work have sucked every available second from me… It had to be done.

Now some of these you’ve seen here & there before, in a mixtape or on a featured album, but even if they’ve been featured 100 times (and Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” may have been at this point), they still deserve a little more love and praise, as it’s always to each their own and when it comes to music as Story so daftly demonstrates, there are no wrong songs (well, except she DID leave out Islands, which breaks my fragile fragile heart just a tiny tiny bit…. ha)!

Thank you so much Story, as always….

Well, I need to go mail off a few more packages (man, this holiday is expensive) before the shipping deadline hits and before we head up to Canada, so, as Story would say, “without further nonsense, here it is” as the…

TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents…. Story’s Very Best Songs Of 2008!!!
(Full Ridiculously Huge Zip)

In no particular order, just put your iPod on shuffle and push play…..

A Classic Education – Badlands And Owls
Anna Ternheim – What Have I Done
Anni Rossi – Wheelpusher
Black Diamond Bay – New Soldier
Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Chairlift – Bruises
Constantines – Trans Canada
Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Department Of Eagles – No One Does It Like You
DM Stith – Just Once
Do Make Say Think – The Landlord Is Dead
Dr Dog – The Old Days
Earlimart – Face Down In The Right Town
Eaten By Tigers – Prelude
Emily Jane White – The Demon
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
Have a Nice Life – Bloodhail
James – Of Monsters And Heroes And Men
Jane Vain And The Dark Matter – I’m So Afraid
Jay Reatard – Flourescent Grey (featuring Deerhunter)
Murder By Death – Comin’ Home
Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines
Parenthetical Girls – A Song For Ellie Greenwich
Port O’Brien – Fisherman’s Son
Ra Ra Riot – Each Year
Rachael Yamagata – Elephants
Santogold – LES Artistes
Son Lux – Break
Tapes ‘n Tapes – Say Back Something
The Breeders – Here No More
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
The Gutter Twins – God’s Children
The Pierces – Secret
The Walkmen – In The New Year
The Whiskers – Sails
Tim Fite – Big Mistake
Timesbold – Fencepost
Titus Andronicus – Albert Camus
TV On The Radio – DLZ
Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
Wolf Parade – Language City

Wow, eh? I know! Don’t forget, there’s still time to get your Top 10 Albums included in the Society’s Best Albums of 2008, but you gotta join and post, hop to it! Go show ALL these artist ALL you love here or here now…

2 comments for “TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Story’s Very Best Songs Of 2008!!!

  1. story
    December 22, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Wow, very nice of you to link each song. I appreciate that!

  2. Tsuru
    December 22, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    no no no….. thank YOU Story… wonderful collection!

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