Sunday, January 25, 2009

Best Movies Of 2008

2008

Entre Les Murs/The Class
The Edge of Heaven
My Winnipeg
WALL-E
XXY
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Shotgun Stories
Let the Right One In
Ballast
Encounters at the End of the World
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Water Lilies
Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest
Last Chance Harvey
Happy-Go-Lucky
Frozen River
Kung Fu Panda

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Best CDs of 2008

Here are the best CDs of 2008. Let me know if I missed one of your favorite albums -- I'm always looking for more music to check out.

BEST CDS OF 2008

1. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis -- Two Men With The Blues/Wynton Marsalis -- Standards & Ballads
2. Fleet Foxes -- Fleet Foxes/Peter Broderick -- Home
3. Mavis Staples -- Live: Hope At The Holdout
4. Teddy Thompson -- A Piece Of What You Need/ kd lang -- Watershed
5. Del McCoury Band and Various Artists -- Moneyland
6. Various Artists -- Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6/Various Artists -- Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sounds Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-1979
7. Kaiser Chiefs -- Off With Their Heads/The Last Shadow Puppets -- The Age Of The Understatement
8. Boz Scaggs -- Speak Low
9. Erykah Badu -- New Amerykah (4th World War) Part One
10. Bon Iver -- For Emma, Forever Ago/Bon Iver -- Blood Bank
11. B.B. King -- One Kind Favor
12. Q-Tip -- The Renaissance/Nas -- Nas
13. Paul Weller -- 22 Dreams
14. Jenny Lewis -- Acid Tongue
15. Sam Roberts -- Love At The End Of The World
16. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson -- Rattlin' Bones
17. She & Him -- Volume One
18. Various Artists -- New Orleans Funk Volume 2
19. Neil Diamond -- Home Before Dark/Joan Baez -- Day After Tomorrow
20. Santogold -- Santogold
21. Sonny Rollins -- Road Show Vol. 1
22. Southside Johnny with LaBamba's Big Band -- Grapefruit Moon: The Songs Of Tom Waits
23. The Fratellis -- Here We Stand
24. Inara George -- An Invitation with Van Dyke Parks
25. Al Green -- Lay It Down
26. Lionel Loueke -- Karibu
27. The Gaslight Anthem -- The '59 Sound
28. Charlie Haden -- Family & Friends: Rambling Boy
29. James Hunter -- The Hard Way
30. Martha Wainwright -- I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
31. Ricky Ian Gordon & Michael Korie -- The Grapes Of Wrath
32. Vampire Weekend -- Vampire Weekend
33. Otis Taylor -- Recapturing The Banjo
34. The Magnetic Fields -- Distortion
35. Shelby Lynne -- Just A Little Lovin'
36. Black Mountain -- In The Future
37. Various Artists -- The George Mitchell Collection Volumes 1-45
38. Bill Henderson -- Live At The Vic/Cassandra Wilson -- Loverly
39. Aimee Mann -- @#%&*! Smilers
40. Jonas Brothers -- A Little Bit Longer
41. The Cure -- 4:13 Dream
42. David Byrne & Brian Eno -- Everything That Happens Will Happen Today/David Byrne -- Big Love: Hymnal
43. Conor Oberst -- Conor Oberst
44. Nick Cave -- Dig Lazarus Dig!!!/Sigur Ros -- Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust/Ron Sexsmith -- Exit Strategy Of The Soul
45. Elbow -- The Seldom Seen Kid
46. The Real Tuesday Weld -- The End Of The World (Live)
47. The Raconteurs -- Consolers Of The Lonely
48. Antony & The Johnsons -- Another World EP
49. Sugarland -- Love On The Inside/Jamey Johnson -- That Lonesome Song
50. Daniela Cotton -- Rare Child/The Whigs -- Mission Control/Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons -- Cabin Ghosts

BEST REISSUES OF 2008

1. The Smiths -- The Sound Of The Smiths
2. Jorge Ben -- Forca Bruta/Jorge Ben -- Jorge Ben (1969)
3. Simon & Garfunkel -- Live 1969
4. Linda Lewis -- Fathoms Deep
5. Bob Dylan -- Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006
6. Various Artists -- The Golden Age Of Popular Music: The Jazz Hits From The Hot 100 1958-1966
7. Various Artists -- A Room With A View Soundtrack

BEST SINGLES OF 2008

1. Beyonce -- "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
2. LaBelle -- "Miss Otis Regrets"
3. Adele -- "Chasing Pavements"/Duffy -- "Rockferry"
4. Van Morrison -- "Behind The Ritual"
5. David Archuleta -- "Crush"
6. Tom Jones -- "I'm Alive"
7. Jay Brannan -- "Housewife"
8. Randy Travis -- "Dig Two Graves"
9. The B-52s -- "Funplex"
10. Laurie Berkner -- "All Around My Room"
11. Mudcrutch -- "Crystal River"