From the this-is-super-cool-but-would-have-been-way-too-much-work-for-us file comes this: Our man Murph has put together a nice assortment of best of 2008 lists by local indie types on his blog, So Much Silence
Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
and Kevin Murphy himself
are both in love with Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight
while Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers
does the (iTunes-aided?) What I Listened To Most This Year thing, where of Montreal's and Portishead both scored with their newest. Brian Coughlin of Kinch
gives some love to locals like Black Carl, What Laura Says and Sleepwalk, a Robot. Murph's brother Brendan of Source Victoria
has my favorite list, an eclectic assortment that includes Kanye, Fleet Foxes, Ryan Adams, and Elbow.
By the way, Miniature Tigers and Kinch both made my list of the best Phoenix albums of 2008... and I do put things in numerical order. Pick up a paper Thursday to see where they landed.
Also, Charlie's list prompted me to look at my own iTunes Top 25 most-played list, where I was somewhat horrified to learn my top song was released this year. And what is it?
Vampire Weekend's "Oxford Comma."