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The following facts and statistics apply specifically to 2008:

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Criteria: Records released in 2008 that I purchased and liked.

>>Favorite Album of 2008

Rabbit Habits – Man Man

>>Other Favorite Albums of 2008

Lost Wisdom – Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron and Fred Squire
Black Wooden Ceiling Opening – Mount Eerie
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Water Curses – Animal Collective
Saturdays=Youth – M83
Microcastle – Deerhunter
Ice Cream Spiritual – Ponytail
That Lucky Old Sun – Brian Wilson
At Mount Zoomer – Wolf Parade
Arm’s Way – Islands
808’s and Heartbreaks – Kanye West
Cardinalogy – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Pacific Ocean Blue – Dennis Wilson
Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords
Stay Positive – The Hold Steady
The Renaissance – Q-Tip
In Ghost Colours – Cut Copy
Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair
Day & Age – Killers
Tha Carter III – Lil’ Wayne


Criteria: Personal favorites of the year. List limited to tracks released in 2008, 2 songs at most per record. Not to be confused with the Top 2008 songs of 2008; there are probably less than 50 here.

”You Swan Go On” – Mount Eerie feat. Julie Doiron and Fred Squire
“In Moonlight” – Mount Eerie
“Blue Ridge Mountains,” “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
“Jockin’ Jay Z” – Jay Z
“Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)” – Ponytail
“Skinny Love” – Bon Iver
“Microcastle,” “Agoraphobia” – Deerhunter
“Run to Your Grave” – The Mae Shi
“Time to Pretend” – MGMT
“Graveyard Girl,” “Kim & Jessie” – M83
“Mansard Roof,” “Oxford Comma” – Vampire Weekend
“Top Drawer,” or any other song from Rabbit Habits – Man Man
“Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!” – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
“Street Flash” -Animal Collective
“Street Lights” – Kanye West
“American Boy” – Estelle ft. Kanye West
“Touch Me I’m Going to Scream, Pt. 2” – My Morning Jacket
“Constructive Summer” – The Hold Steady

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it is a great feeling to have been a part of this historic moment.

hopeful that we will be able to redefine what america stands for.


it’s truly a shame though, that 8 takes us a step back.

can californians redeem themselves?

some excerpts from OC WEEKLY’s “BEST OF OC” (2008), :


“…God bless KUCI for being one of the more interesting college radio stations in the country…No one knows good music like a college student…Why, pretty much all UC Irvine’s students do is write papers, drink beer and illegally download mp3s, so you know you can trust them.”

BEST URBAN LEGEND: The Campus Drive Ghost Jogger

“UCI kids leap at any opportunity to get the hell out of Irvine. Many late night drives back to the dorms will take you down a stretch of Campus Drive right past the wildlife preserve. There are absolutely no lights, other than the occasional car going the opposite direction, and patches of thick fog tend to envelope the road. Legend has it that a female jogger taking advantage of a cool night was struck by a car-and now her spirit haunts the road and will visit the occasional driver. Fun!”


BEST PARKING STRUCTURE: Micky and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland

BEST RECORD/CD STORE: Fingerprints (in Long Beach)

BEST MYSTERIOUS CONDIMENT: The Herb Sause at the Gypsy Den


BEST THEATER FOR INDIE FILMS: Edwards University Town Center 6

“…What elevates ‘Uni’ above [other theaters] is everyone from the kid filling up your tub of popcorn to the overwhelmed manager telling you which films are indie, foreign, vanity, or big studio cast-offs.”

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