The boys at Teenage Kicks asked me for a list of the year's best CDs and songs. I wish I could follow instructions.
We really should just hit PLAY here, because this is a playlist, not a greatest albums or songs list. It's meant to move.
To be honest, I didn't listen to albums that often in 2008. Or buy them, unless you count that Neil Young show from 1968 that just came out. So this is the best I can do -- a livable, listenable list of songs recording made or released this year. I have been hunting and gathering for several weeks, and am grateful for Largehearted Boy, who each year links all these blogger lists of the best this and that, and I have been waking up early and right-clicking merrily.