Your Album of 2008
As is usual at this time of year
I find my face smacking into the reality of my having allowed the past twelve months’ albums, films, games, books, and giant cream cakes to pass me by with nary the emotional attachment of rogue Pritt Stick on a cardigan, betraying the wrapping of yuletide presents by the and I don’t know where this imagery is going so I’m ending the sentence!
As is also usual at this time of year
I have the Christmas holidays coming up (indeed we all do I MEAN DUH), and this is always a convenient time to pick out the very best of the last 12 (or more) months and enjoy it, leaving behind all the transitory ephemeral bobbins from – oh I don’t know – May-June-July, that people were high about at the time but now wouldn’t wee on to start a flood.
That’s where you come in. Post your album of the year.
I guess I’ll either listen to it, or sneer to myself while posting a polite lie in the comments to the effect of vague gratitude and a promise I have no intention of seeing through that I will “give it a listen”.
SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE.
And if you feel like making it two simples less simple, you can give reasons for your choice and gush your little mouth off as to the genius of whatever you’ve gone for.
I’ll start us off. Mine’s The Killers’ Day and Age.
I only really started caring about The Killers this time last year when I bought Guitar Hero III and rocked the bottom out of “When You Were Young”, then downloaded all their previous albums, loved them, heard “Human” and “Spaceman” from the 2008 album, loved them too, downloaded the full album and am – you guessed it –
hating loving that as well. And if you want to tut-tut me for liking The Killers so much then, er, fair enough? I don’t know the etiquette there. So for me it’s Day and Age.
Oh I just realised that
MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular and Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut both came out in 2008 so I guess either of those would beat Day and Age for me because I listened to them until the binary near wore off the discs, so greatly did I like the music contained therein.