Tuesday, January 13, 2009

4th Quarter Results 2008 Mix by BTreotch

Bumpasaurus was a Bad Motorscooter. An 84' Prelude with three separate amplifiers and two Kicker 10"s - it was loud as fuck. My favorite song to blast was the "Hello Brooklyn" section on the last track of Paul's Boutique, the 12 minute "B-Boy Bouillabaisse." It made black guys jealous. Bumpasaurus would love to get a taste of this mix - it's heavy on beats, from MGMT's indie dance schtick to Diplo/Santogold's Panda Bear remix "Lights Out". I don't know much about the Italian (?) Meg - Distante - she may just be a poor man's Bjork for all I know, but her pulsing album Psychodelice was one of my favorites. Flying Lotus' Los Angeles is a wicked take on instrumental/experimental hip-hop. Tow Waits' left a big mark on Man Man's Rabbit Hands, they made a fun album that borders on ridiculous. Blitzen Trapper and Bon Iver have gotten huge press and made several best-of list's, but it took me awhile to be swayed; Furr is a solid album, but For Emma, Forever Ago is a wonderfully beautiful piece of indie folk.

Track List:
1. Meg - Distante
2. Pepe Delux - Lying Peacefully (Kidda Remix)
3. Diplo/Santogold - Lights Out
4. MGMT - Time to Pretend
5. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
6. Man Man - The Ballad of Butter Beans
7. Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
8. Chad VanGaalen - Willow Tree
9. Little Joy - Brand New Start
10. Bon Iver - Flume
11. Flying Lotus - Riot
12. Anna Black - You-All Come

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My 2008 Top 25 albums:

1. Fleet Foxes - s/t
2. Thao & the Get Down, Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings and All
3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
4. Dr. Dog - Fate
5. Sunset - The Glowing City
6. Juana Molina - Un Dia
7. Plants & Animals - Parc Avenue
8. Meg - Psychodelice
9. Flight of the Conchords - s/t
10. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
11. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
12. David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
13. Why? - Alopecia
14. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
15. Vampire Weekend - s/t
16. Little Joy - s/t
17. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lampin
18. The Streets - Everything is Borrowed
19. High Places - s/t
20. She & Him - Volume 1
21. Santogold - s/t
22. Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts
23. Deerhunter - Microcastle
24. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
25. Diplo - Top Ranking


the joker said...

excellent work, as usual.

Anonymous said...

thats a pretty solid list. I would agree with most of those albums being on my top 25.

dooglas... said...

you don't know sheat!!!


na - always look forward to your list. there's usually something on there that i haven't heard, and it's usually pretty good... cheers and keep 'em coming!

BTreotch said...

Patrick, did you make any year end lists?

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of High Places.

Leilani said...

Great list! I've recently been digging on the Plants & Animals, some of those others I haven't heard of and will def have to check out. Only one I'm not so sure about is the She & Him, which has made a few top 10's this year, and Paste's #1. I love Zoey D. and M. Ward, and she's got a real nice voice, but that album just didnt do it for me. Maybe I should listen to it a few more times?

You know what album was a big surprise that I wish I would have listened to sooner? The new Erykah Badu. That shit is HOT!

Unknown said...

She & Him had two lives for me: initially I was real excited to hear it, but it didn't move me. Her voice is solid, but a few songs wre campy and I was expected more singing from M Ward. Add to that that the best song is a cover. Months went by then my wife starting getting into it, which means she played it A LOT. I had to hide her IPod one morning, but all those plays did win me over to some really good songs that I missed the first few listens.

I've been meaning to listen to Eryka Badu's album again - it didn't strike me on the first listen.

A. Dult said...

Switch and Graeme Remix of Santogold's "You'll Find A Way" would have rocked Green Oaks Blvd in the Bumposaur.

To bad.

But at least you got to hear "Like a washing machine, I wash the clothes. All the Hoes know, that I'm on the flo'- ho."