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Posted by: Dave on January 22, 2009 at 6:00 am

BlackKidsPartieTraumaticExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2008 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2008, these are the rest of the best Brit and Brit-sounding pop/rock/punk tracks of 2008. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2008.

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1. Black Kids “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You” Partie Traumatic (Red Ink/Sony)

2. Hushpuppies “Moloko Sound Club” Silence Is Golden (Minty Fresh)

3. Hushpuppies “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!” Silence Is Golden (Minty Fresh)

4. Bloc Party “One Month Off” Intimacy (Atlantic)

5. The Young Knives “Counters” Superabundance (Rykodisc)

6. The Fratellis “Tell Me A Lie” Here We Stand (Interscope)

7. Ed Harcourt “I Am The Drug” The Beautiful Lie (Dovecote)

8. Ed Harcourt “Revolution In the Heart” The Beautiful Lie (Dovecote)

9. Keane “Pretend That You’re Alone” Perfect Symmetry (Interscope)

10. James “Whiteboy (Radio Edit)” Hey Ma (Decca)

11. The Verve “Love Is Noise” Forth (On Your Own/Megaforce)

12. The Fratellis “My Friend John” Here We Stand (Interscope)

13. Hushpuppies “A Trip To Vienna” Silence Is Golden (Minty Fresh)

14. Hushpuppies “Broken Matador” Silence Is Golden (Minty Fresh)

15. The Cure “Sleep When I’m Dead” 4:13 Dream (Suretone/Geffen)

16. Black Kids “Partie Traumatic” Partie Traumatic (Red Ink/Sony)

17. Travis “J. Smith” Ode to J. Smith (Fontana Universal)

18. James “Hey Ma” Hey Ma (Decca)

19. Keane “Better Than This” Perfect Symmetry (Interscope)

20. The Verve “Sit and Wonder” Forth (On Your Own/Megaforce)

21. British Sea Power “Waving Flags” Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)



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