Thursday, May 08, 2008

Apropos of not much of anything, here's a rough estimate of my 50 favorite tracks of 2008 so far. Everything is subject to massive change, obv.

1. Alphabeat, "Fascination" (Copenhagen/EMI, U.K.)
2. Dear Jayne, "Rain" (Music Line)
3. The Juan MacLean, "Happy House" (DFA) [any mix]
4. Etran Finatawa, "Asistan" (Riverboat)
5. Reba McEntire & Kenny Chesney, "Every Other Weekend" (MCA Nashville)
6. Burial, "Archangel (Boy 8-Bit's Simple Remix)" (MP3)
7. Johnny Foreigner, "Our Bipolar Friends" (Best Before)
8. Zomby, "Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)" (Hyperdub)
9. Invisible Conga People, "Cable Dazed" (Italians Do It Better)
10. The-Dream ft. Rihanna, "Livin' a Lie" (Def Jam)
11. Soulja Boy Tell'em, "Yahhh!" (ColliPark)
12. Luke Bryan, "Country Man" (Capitol Nashville)
13. Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, "Les Gans (Philip Sherburne Remix)" (Musique Risquée)
14. The Mole, "Baby You're the One" (Wagon Repair)
15. Portishead, "Silence" (Mercury)
16. Spoon, "Don't You Evah (Ted Leo's I Want It Hotter Remix)" (Merge)
17. Erykah Badu, "The Cell" (Universal Motown)
18. The B-52's, "Eyes Wide Open" (Astralwerks)
19. Moby, "I Love to Move in Here" (Mute)
20. Al Green, "Thought It Out" (MP3)
21. Hercules & Love Affair, "Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)" (DFA)
22. Dop, "Merci" (Orac)
23. The Whitest Boy Alive, "Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)" (Modular)
24. The Raveonettes, "You Want the Candy" (Vice)
25. Mariah Carey, "I'm That Chick" (Island)
26. Blood on the Wall, "Acid Fight" (The Social Registry)
27. The Thermals, "Everything Thermals (Daytrotter Session)" (
28. Sascha Dive, "Annihilating Rhythm" (Drumpoet Community)
29. DJ Donna Summer, "Sweet Assed Child O' Mine" (Cock Rock Disco MP3)
30. Big Boi ft. Raekwon & Andre 3000, "Royal Flush" (Virgin)
31. Awesome Color, "Eyes of Light" (Ecstatic Peace!)
32. Clinic, "Coda" (Domino)
33. Capone-n-Noreaga, "Sexual Seduction Freestyle" (MP3)
34. Guy Noir, "Flex" (Resopal Schallware)
35. Mary J. Blige ft. Lil Wayne, "Just Fine (Remix)" (Geffen)
36. Drive-By Truckers, "That Man I Shot" (New West)
37. V.I.C., "Get Silly" (ColliPark)
38. Plantlife, "Time Traveller" (Decon)
39. Jill Scott, "My Love" (Hidden Beach)
40. Be Your Own Pet, "Creepy Crawl" (Ecstatic Peace!)
41. Let's Wrestle, "I Won't Lie to You" (Stolen)
42. Gnarls Barkley, "Run" (Downtown)
43. Williams, "Love on a Real Train (Version By Studio)" (Love Triangle)
44. Raheem DeVaughn, "Customer" (Jive)
45. Rodriguez Jr., "Soledad" (Leena)
46. Lawrence, "Sweeping the Stars" (Mule Electronic)
47. Sinkane, "Autobahn" (Emergency Umbrella)
48. The Bug ft. Warrior Queen, "Poison Dart (South Rakkas Crew Remix)" (Hyperdub)
49. The Teenagers, "Feeling Better" (XL)
50. Hot Chip, "We’re Looking For a Lot of Love" (Astralwerks)