SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on January 23, 2009 at 5:59 am

StephenMalkmusRealEmotionalExcept 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 indie and indie-minded rock tracks of 2008 (part two of four). 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. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Gardenia” Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

2. Koufax “Once In A While” Strugglers (Doghouse)

3. Koufax “Any Moment Now” Strugglers (Doghouse)

4. Of Montreal “Gallery Piece” Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)

5. MGMT “Time To Pretend” Oracular Spectacular (Red Ink/Columbia)

6. Sia “Playground” Some People Have Real Problems (Monkey Puzzle/Hear Music)

7. The Kills “U.R.A. Fever” Midnight Boom (Domino)

8. The Black Keys “Strange Times” Attack and Release (Nonesuch)

9. Firewater “Borneo” The Golden Hour (Bloodshot)

10. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Baltimore” Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

11. Secret Machines “Atomic Heels” Secret Machines (TSM)

12. Parts & Labor “Nowheres Nigh” Receivers (Jagjaguwar)

13. Ra Ra Riot “Ghost Under Rocks” The Rhumb Line (Barsuk)

14. Ra Ra Riot “Can You Tell” The Rhumb Line (Barsuk)

15. Sia “Electric Bird” Some People Have Real Problems (Monkey Puzzle/Hear Music)

16. The Heavy Circles “Henri” The Heavy Circles (Dynamite Child)

17. Lykke Li “I’m Good, I’m Gone” Youth Novels (Atlantic/ADA)

18. Lykke Li “Little Bit” Youth Novels (Atlantic/ADA)

19. Dodos “Park Song” Visiter (Frenchkiss)

20. Death Cab for Cutie “No Sunlight” Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)

21. Ra Ra Riot “Dying Is Fine” The Rhumb Line (Barsuk)

22. The Mountain Goats “Autoclave” Heretic Pride (4AD)

23. What Made Milwaukee Famous “Sultan” What Doesn’t Kill Us (Barsuk)

24. Cold War Kids “Something Is Not Right With Me” Loyalty to Loyalty (Downtown)

25. Eagles of Death Metal “Heart On” Heart On (Downtown)

26. Rachael Yamagata “Faster” Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart (Warner Brothers)

27. The Breeders “German Studies” Mountain Battles (4AD)



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