My Favorite 2008 Vitamins- Part Two

December 29, 2008

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In lieu of a “best-of-2008″ list of albums, I decided that I would go back and compile my favorite Vitamins from the last year that were actually released in the last year.  As you can probably tell, staying on top whatever’s hot in the blogosphere isn’t very high on my list of priorities.  I’m not interested in being part of the movement that breaks the next Clap Your Hands or Vampire Weekend (not to take anything away from either band, I like them both).  I just post whatever happens to tickle me that particular day and if it’s hot off the presses, so be it.  So, I thought a list like this would be a good gauge of the new music I was listening to this year.  

I whittled it down to 32 tracks, the first 16 were published yesterday, the second 16 are below. They’re listed in alphabetical order and link back to the original post.  And, lastly, there’s a .zip file down on the bottom for your downloading (and in some cases, re-downloading) pleasure.

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Plants & Animals – Bye Bye Bye
Quiet Village – Circus of Horror
Santogold – Lights Out
School of Language – Disappointment ‘99
Sigur Rós – Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
The Billionaires – Eighties Movies
The Little Ones – Tallies
The Night Marchers – Bad Bloods
The Walkmen – In the New Year
The Week That Was – The Good Life
Tim Fite – Big Mistake
TV on the Radio – Family Tree
Vampire Weekend – Walcott
Vic Chesnutt w/ Elf Power – Teddy Bear
Why? – Fatalist Palmistry

My Favorite 2008 Vitamins Part Two .zip

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My Favorite 2008 Vitamins – Part One

December 28, 2008

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In lieu of a “best-of-2008” list of albums, I decided that I would go back and compile my favorite Vitamins from the last year that were actually released in the last year.  As you can probably tell, staying on top whatever’s hot in the blogosphere isn’t very high on my list of priorities.  I’m not interested in being part of the movement that breaks the next Clap Your Hands or Vampire Weekend (not to take anything away from either band, I like them both).  I just post whatever happens to tickle me that particular day and if it’s hot off the presses, so be it.  So, I thought a list like this would be a good gauge of the new music I was listening to this year.  

I whittled it down to 32 tracks, the first 16 are below, next 16 will be tomorrow. They’re listed in alphabetical order and link back to the original post.  And, lastly, there’s a .zip file down on the bottom for your downloading (and in some cases, re-downloading) pleasure.

Alias – Resurgam
Atmosphere – Yesterday
Black Mountain – Stormy High
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Clutchy Hopkins – Alla Oscar
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
Hot Chip – We’re Looking For a Lot of Love
Jackie Stoudemire – Don’t Stop Dancin’
Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More
Kelley Stoltz – Birmingham Eccentric
Lackthereof – Last November
Los Campesinos! – Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
Max Richter – A Song For H/Far Away
Mux Mool – Night Court
Nada Surf – See These Bones
Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines

My Favorite 2008 Vitamins Part One.zip


Holiday Vitamins 2008 Mix

December 26, 2008

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As I did last year, I’ve put together a .zip file of this year’s holiday posts.  I started on the holiday tracks a little late this year and didn’t get to post as many as I would have liked so I included a few bonus tracks to make up for it.  I’m also including a link to last year’s holiday mix for those who may have missed out.  Enjoy!

Holiday Vitamins 2008 .zip

1. Moose A. Moose – Warm and Fuzzy
2. Rotary Connection – Silent Night Chant
3. The dB’s – Holiday Spirit
4. Billy Squier – Christmas Is A Time to Say I Love You
5. Homer and Jethro – Santa Claus, The Original Hippie
6. John Denver – Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk On Christmas)
7. Johnny Guarnieri – Santa’s Secret
8. Binky Griptite – Stoned Soul Christmas
9. Stevie Wonder – Someday At Christmas
10. Soul Saints Orchestra – Santa’s Got A Bag of Soul
11. Dexter Gordon – Jingle Jangle Jump
12. George Conedy – White Christmas
13. The Marquees – Christmas In the Congo
14. The Smithereens – Christmastime Is Here Again
15. The Who – Christmas
16. Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas
17. The Band – Christmas Must Be Tonight
18. Forro In the Dark – Silent Night

 

Holiday Vitamins 2007 .zip

1. El Vez – Feliz Navi-nada
2. Big Dee Erwin & Little Eva – I Wish You a Merry Little Christmas
3. Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa Baby
4. Fishbone – Slick Nick, You Devil You
5. Rufus Wainwright – Spotlight on Christmas
6. Barenaked Ladies – Hanukkah Blessings
7. They Might Be Giants – Feast of Lights
8. Mark Mothersbaugh – I Don’t Have a Christmas Tree (Soylent Night)
9. DJ John – The Charlie Brown Xmas Massacre
10. Low – Just Like Christmas
11. Beach Boys – Winter Symphony
12. Jimmy Butler – Trim Your Tree
13. Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers – Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn
14. Johnny & Jon – Christmas In Vietnam
15. Prince – Another Lonely Christmas
16. The Junior Varsity – Don’t Believe in Christmas
17. American Princes – This Business of Christmas
18. Red Sovine – Here It Is Christmas
19. John Fahey – Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
20. Ella Jenkins – Kwanzaa Time
21. Booker T & the MG’s – Winter Wonderland
22. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
23. Darlene Love – Marshmallow World
24. Dismemberment Plan – The Ice of Boston
25. Marah – Auld Lang Syne
26. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year


The Band – Christmas Must Be Tonight

December 25, 2008

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From: Islands (Capitol, 1977)

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Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas

December 24, 2008

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From: Maybe This Christmas (Nettwork, 2002)

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The Smithereens – Christmas Time Is Here Again

December 23, 2008

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From: Christmas With the Smithereens (Koch, 2007)

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George Conedy – White Christmas

December 22, 2008

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From: Merry Soul Christmas (Kent, 1972)

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