Thursday, July 03, 2008

I’m not Nate--I’m nowhere near as organized. This was going to be the year I stayed on top of stuff. Naturally, it’s also the year I spent a month traveling by train across the U.S. Obviously there’s a ton of stuff missing here--I could have bolstered the list to 100 if I’d relistened more before composing it, and a gift from Nate in May by itself features a number of things I could have used. And god knows how many albums I haven’t gotten to yet or, in the case of many I like a great deal, haven’t cherry-picked from yet. But this list tells it like it sort of is. Obviously, the order’s not permanent. Albums this weekend.

75 TRACKS, 2008 (first half)
1. Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne, “Girls Around the World” (IG/Universal)
2. The Whitest Boy Alive, “Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)” (Modular)
3. Dear Jayne, “Rain” (Music Line)
4. Hotstylz ft. Yung Joc, “Lookin Boy (Clean)” (Swag Team/Jive)
5. The Juan MacLean, “Happy House (Original)” (DFA)
6. Etran Finatawa, “Asistan” (Riverboat)
7. The-Dream ft. Rihanna, “Livin' a Lie” (Def Jam)
8. Alphabeat, “Fascination” (Copenhagen/EMI)
9. Reba McEntire & Kenny Chesney, “Every Other Weekend” (MCA Nashville)
10. Clinic, “Coda” (Domino)
11. The Mole, “Baby You're the One” (Wagon Repair)
12. Kylie Minogue, “In My Arms” (EMI)
13. Santogold, “Your Voice” (RCRD LBL)
14. Lele, “Breakfast” (Magnetron)
15. Spoon, “Peace Like a River (Daytrotter Session)” (Daytrotter)
16. Burial, “Archangel (Boy 8-Bit's Simple Remix)” (MP3)
17. Born Ruffians, “I Need a Life (Four Tet Remix)” (Warp)
18. Hercules & Love Affair, “Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)” (DFA)
19. Benga & Coki, “Night (Geeneus Remix)” (Tempa)
20. Zomby, “Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)” (Hyperdub)
21. Invisible Conga People, “Cable Dazed” (Italians Do It Better)
22. Johnny Foreigner, “Our Bipolar Friends” (Best Before)
23. Soulja Boy Tell'em, “Yahhh!” (Collipark)
24. Luke Bryan, “Country Man” (Capitol Nashville)
25. Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts, “Les Gans (Philip Sherburne Remix)” (Musique Risquée)
26. Spoon, “Don't You Evah (Ted Leo's I Want It Hotter Remix)” (Merge)
27. Erykah Badu, “The Cell” (Universal Motown)
28. Big Boi ft. Raekwon & Andre 3000, “Royal Flush” (MP3)
29. Blood on the Wall, “Acid Fight” (The Social Registry)
30. The B-52’s, “Eyes Wide Open” (Astralwerks)
31. Kelley Polar, “Entropy Reigns (Pearson and Usher's Second Law Instrumental)” (Environ)
32. Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80, “Think Africa” (Disorient)
33. The Night Marchers, “Who's Lady R U?” (Vagrant)
34. Portishead, “Silence” (Mercury)
35. Surkin, “Next of Kin (Todd Edwards Re-Kindled Mix)” (Institubes)
36. Yves Larock, “Zookey (Lift Your Leg Up) (Bob Sinclar Africanism Remix)” (Tommy Boy)
37. Jay-Z vs. Public Enemy, “Roc Boys (THOSE MFs Remix)” (MP3)
38. Adele, “Cold Shoulder” (XL)
39. The Long Blondes, “Guilt (Pantha Du Prince Remix)” (Rough Trade)
40. Al Green, “Thought It Out” (Blue Note)
41. DJ Q ft. MC Bonez, “You Wot (Wideboys Bassline Remix)” (Ministry of Sound)
42. The Lodger, “The Good Old Days” (Bad Sneakers)
43. Lightning Head, “Bokoor Sound Special” (Lion’s Head)
44. Dop, “Merci” (Orac)
45. The Raveonettes, “You Want the Candy” (Vice)
46. Mariah Carey, “I'm That Chick” (Interscope)
47. Moby, “I Love to Move in Here” (Mute)
48. The Thermals, “Everything Thermals (Daytrotter Session)” (Daytrotter)
49. Sascha Dive, “Annihilating Rhythm” (Drumpoet Community)
50. DJ Donna Summer, “Sweet-Assed Child O’ Mine” (MP3)
51. Awesome Color, “Eyes of Light” (Ecstatic Peace!)
52. Capone-n-Noreaga, “Sexual Seduction Freestyle” (MP3)
53. The Futureheads, “Radio Heart” (Nul)
54. Fake Blood, “Mars” (Cheap Thrills)
55. Girl Talk, “Still Here” (Illegal Art)
56. Guy Noir, “Flex” (Resopal Schallware)
57. Mary J. Blige ft. Lil Wayne, “Just Fine (Remix)” (Geffen)
58. Drive-By Truckers, “That Man I Shot” (New West)
59. Plantlife, “Time Traveller” (Decon)
60. Jill Scott, “My Love” (Hidden Beach)
61. Be Your Own Pet, “Creepy Crawl” (Ecstatic Peace!)
62. Let’s Wrestle, “I Won't Lie to You” (Stolen)
63. Gnarls Barkley, “Run” (Downtown)
64. Williams, “Love on a Real Train (Version By Studio)” (Love Triangle/Information)
65. Raheem DeVaughn, “Customer” (Jive)
66. Quasi, “Never Coming Back Again (Daytrotter Session)” (Daytrotter)
67. Grind Mode, “I'm So High” (Universal)
68. Rodriguez Jr., “Soledad” (Leena)
69. Lawrence, “Sweeping the Stars” (Mule Electronic)
70. Dop, “Cum with Me” (Milnormodern)
71. Pitto, “Sexvibe” (Arearemote)
72. The Bug ft. Warrior Queen, “Poison Dart (South Rakkas Crew Remix)” (Hyperdub)
73. Ricardo Villalobos, “Enfants (Chants)” (Sei Es Drum)
74. The Teenagers, “Feeling Better” (Merok)
75. Hot Chip, “We’re Looking for a Lot of Love” (DFA)