Flashlite #35. The Best of 2008.

Cobra VerdeSo here we are. 2009 has started and we’re back on line every Thursday. The first show this year is dedicated to the greatest music in 2008. This is an entirely personal list and it’s most likely totally different than yours. But I still hope that you might find it interesting. My personal favorite in 2008 is Cobra Verde’s album Haven’t Slept All Year. It’s been in making since 2006 really and the band put a lot of effort into it. It’s their most diverse album yet, as good as legendary Nightlife. But because of my strong emotional attachment to this record, I’m leaving it out of competition. This makes Paul Westerberg’s experiment in novel forms 49:00 the greatest record in 2008 at the Little Lighthouse. Look below for the full list. My favorite unreleased album in 2008 is another one of my personal favorites. It’s Kamo Sutra’s new record, expertly recorded and exciting, one hundred percent fun. In today’s show, we go through the best albums of 2008:

00 Cobra Verde - Haven't Slept All Year
01 Paul Westerberg - 49:00 ... of Your Time Life
02 Alejando Escovedo - Real Animal
03 Endless Boogie - Focus Level
04 Gentleman Jesse And His Men
05 Dirtmusic
06 Brimstone Howl - We Came In Peace
07 Tim Lee - Good2B3
08 Drones - Havilah
09 Thee Oh Sees - The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In
10 All The Saints - Fire on Corridor X
11 Service Industry - Limited Coverage
12 Fleshtones - Take A Good Look
13 Evangelista - Hello Voyager
14 Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
15 Willie DeVille - Pistola
16 Pierced Arrows - Straight To The Heart
17 Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
18 Mojomatics - Don't Pretend That You Know Me
19 Electric Six - Flashy
20 You Am I - Dilettantes

And the playlist is:

You Am I – Frightfully Moderne;
Electric Six – Face Cuts;
The Mojomatics – Losin’ Time;
Eddy Current Suppression Ring – We’ll Be Turned On;
Pierced Arrows – Mr. Soul;
Willy Deville – When I Get Home;
Lucinda Williams – Real Love;
Evangelista – Smooth Jazz;
The Fleshtones – ;
The Service Industry – Job of Quality;
All The Saints – Fire on Corridor x;
Kamo Sutra – Nemam Para;
Thee Oh Sees – Ghost in the Trees;
The Drones – Oh My;
Tim Lee – (untitled);
Brimstone Howl – USMC;
Dirtmusic – Panther Hunting;
Gentleman Jesse and His Men – Butterfingers;
Endless Boogie – Gimme The Awesome;
Alejandro Escovedo – Real As An Animal;
Paul Westerberg – Who You Gonna Marry;
Cobra Verde – Free Ride.

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