Monday, December 29, 2008

Here's My Version Of It.

We have certainly come a long way.

The year 2008 has hosted some big events like The Olympics where Michael Phelps made history with 8 gold medals ( Nope, not the one where he dates a cocktail waitress from Las Vegas )

The year 2008 also handed the world a poison apple, namely The Recession.

Oh well, whether it is good or bad, 2008 is getting older and no prize for guessing how old it is going to be in few days.

I realised lots of blogger tend to reflect on what movies, news, musics or fashion that are memorable in 2008 at around this point of time. So i thought, why not jump on the bandwagon and write about something similar?

New Year is coming so going with the flow is pardoned.

However, rather than ranting on and on about everything i'd rather focus on music instead ( 2008 has been a blah year for movies ) Give me music anytime and anywhere of the day and i'll still dig it.

So here's the album that i really love in 2008. I know there's only three, i'm too lazy. ( A prove that my 2008 resolution did not work out )

First, my most beloved Rachael Yamagata's Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart. 

I dare say that no one can sing the way she do. She can be happy and yet sing a song that break your heart to pieces. That rich and emotional voices of her are hard to come by. 

Next is a band that is quirky and will always sound like themselves, The Cardigans. If you think they're a one hit wonder then this compilation will definitely prove you wrong. 

They're one of the most under rated band ever! Of course unless you're a fan like me, you should get your hand on the limited edition of The Cardigans Best Of that comes in two CDs.

Last but not least, it is Coldplay. No, they have nothing to do with the Global Warming or climate or whatever. Viva La Vida definitely do them justice from their previous X&Y which sounded a lot like their 2nd album A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

This album is that good, explaining it is really not enough to do justice. 'Nuff said.

And then, there are a few artists that i can't wait for them to release their new albums.

I know not all of you understand Bjork but she don't care about it anyway. She's unpretentious and totally original. Her latest Volta didn't really do her justice, she can produce an album that made the critics gave her 5/5 ratings. So i'm waiting with bated breath to this one.

You guys might never heard of her or her latest album, Saltbreakers but she's a freaking brilliant singer songwriter. Her lyrics and music work so well together that it conjure images in your head. She's Laura Veirs and she knew how to speak chinese. How cool is that?

Now, this is one band that i'll listen to when i'm in the mood of doing something mischievous. The Sounds latest album Dying To Say This To You is fun and cheeky in a non-cheap way. Plus, the vocalist Maja Ivarsson is ambitious, aiming to be " the best female vocalist around... or at least this century". 

I wonder how long will it take for them to come out with new album 'cause my mischiefs are getting impatient.

Now, say the word Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Its not that hard to remember their name, isn't it? This band know how to have fun with their music, though i don't really dig some of their songs from Show Your Bones but i must say they are really good and i can't wait for their new album.

"1234, tell me that you love me more" Does it ring any bell to you? Feist's latest album The Reminder is probably one of the most successful in Indie-Rock music scene. Plus, the Reminder was voted the 80th in the list of The 100 greatest Indie-Rock album ever by American music magazine, Blender. Now, that's one feisty lady ( Fierce is so over used, yucks )

"Here's my version of it,
 eternal whirlwind.
 I have fostered since childhood."

 Bjork, Hope

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