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Best of 2008 (so far).

Posted by ihtov on June 30, 2008

Sunday marked the halfway point for the 2008 MLB season, and, since baseball is still technically America’s pastime, I figured this means it would be a good time to post a current best of the year list. Obviously, being a music blog, there is going to be quite a bit of list posting. Now, I have not sat down and thought about this list whatsoever which means it’s a completely arbitrary list. These will be listed in no particular order and without ceremony. Videos coming shortly as I am slow to YouTube.

No Age – Nouns

Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances

Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs

Re-Up Gang – We Got It For Cheap, Volume 3 (mix tape)

Girl Talk – Feed The Animals

Ratatat – LP3

Beach House – Devotion

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

 The Cool Kids – Cool Ass Ninjas (mix tape)

Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

I’m at work for another 3 hours or so which means I’ll probably continue to edit this posting. I’ll try to add some links or videos or something to opiate the masses as the day drags on.


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Try, fail, repeat.

Posted by ihtov on June 30, 2008

This is probably my 4th attempt at a “music blog.” Dissonance, popXscene, previous incarnations of IHTOV, etc. However, this is my first time using Word Press; I’m sure I have a lot to learn.

Yes, I am a stupid hipster.

At any rate, I like to listen to music, but I usually get lazy and stop writing about it.

You won’t find anything mind blowing here, but I do promise nothing lame (i.e. posts on celebrity starlets and their mishaps). More than likely, this will end up being a sort of “listening journal” with some videos, concert dates/photos, and plenty of recommendations. It will probably be rare to see a proper album review.

I still make a mix every month and will always post the track list. Usually this mix is a collection new songs by new(er) artists, but this time around I decided I needed some old favorites in my life. I spent a chunk of time tooling around in iTunes today and came up with the following track list. It is untitled, another rarity for my mixes, but it’s a collection of songs I enjoy. I may (or more likely will not) update it with videos of the songs or something like that. Anyway, here’s June 2008:

The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
Oxford Collapse – Please Visit Your National Parks
Les Savy Fav – The Sweat Descends
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine (with strings)
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Sonic Youth – Unmade Bed
Thistle – Repent! Repent!
Party of Helicopters – Mic My Mind
The Dismemberment Plan – Superpowers
Bloc Party – Always New Depths
Built To Spill – Conventional Wisdom
Superchunk – Act Surprised
Death Cab For Cutie – Company Calls Epilogue
Q and Not U – Soft Pyramids
Engine Down – Pantomime
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists – Me and Mia
Modest Mouse – Trailer Trash
The Wrens – Boys, You Won’t

Finally, if you are interested in getting an idea of what I’ve been listening to on my Macbook, check out my Last.fm profile. It is not always a good representation of what I’ve been listening to because we like to have parties at our apartment, and this usually results in a lot of songs being played by random people.

Tomorrow, while I’m “at work,” I will post something of more substance. Hopefully.

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