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Posted by: Dave on January 23, 2009 at 5:57 am

MGMT OracularExcept 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 four 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. MGMT “Weekend Wars” Oracular Spectacular (Red Ink/Columbia)

2. My Morning Jacket “Highly Suspicious” Evil Urges (ATO)

3. Man Man “Big Trouble” Rabbit Habits (Anti-)

4. Cold War Kids “On the Night My Love Broke Through” Loyalty to Loyalty (Downtown)

5. Portishead “Threads” Third (Mercury/Island)

6. Ladytron “Ghosts” Velocifero (Nettwerk)

7. Dengue Fever “Seeing Hands” Venus On Earth (M80)

8. Islands “The Arm” Arm’s Way (Anti-)

9. Deerhoof “Fresh Born” Offend Maggie (Kill Rock Stars)

10. Wolf Parade “California Dreamer” At Mount Zoomer (Sub Pop)

11. The Dresden Dolls “Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner” No, Virginia… (Roadrunner)

12. Man Man “Top Drawer” Rabbit Habits (Anti-)

13. Man Man “Mister Jung Stuffed” Rabbit Habits (Anti-)

14. Benji Hughes “Neighbor Down the Hall” A Love Extreme (New West)

15. My Morning Jacket “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2” Evil Urges (ATO)

16. Portishead “Silence” Third (Mercury/Island)

17. Portishead “Nylon Smile” Third (Mercury/Island)

18. Ladytron “Season of Illusions” Velocifero (Nettwerk)

19. Laura Marling “Night Terror” Alas I Cannot Swim (Astralwerks)

20. Death Vessel “Exploded View” Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us (Sub Pop)

21. Wolf Parade “The Grey Estates” At Mount Zoomer (Sub Pop)

22. Cold War Kids “Mexican Dogs” Loyalty to Loyalty (Downtown)

23. The War On Drugs “Taking the Farm” Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)



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