Saturday, December 20, 2008

Best of 2008 - Jack Probst

Jack Probst has worked at Euclid since May of 2004, and, as of recent, can also be seen wearing a red shirt as part of The Pageant night club staff. Check out his own musical project over on the myspace. He also enjoys writing paragraphs about himself, such as this one.

2008 has been a wonderful year for music. Every year I keep track of all the records I've enjoyed in my notebook, so I don't forget anything that deserves to be praised. Maybe I'm the only one who pays attention to my list, but I work damn hard on it.

ANYWAY, here are my top 10 albums of the year, in no particular order (save for the first two):

1. Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago

Favorite tracks: “The Wolves (Act I & II)”, “Blindsided”, “Skinny Love”.

2. MGMTOracular Spectacular

Favorite tracks: “Kids”, “Electric Feel”, “Time to Pretend”.

3. Hot ChipMade in the Dark

Favorite tracks: “Shake a Fist”, “Ready for the Floor”, “Hold On”.

4. CSSDonkey

Favorite tracks: “Give Up”, “Beautiful Song”, "Move"

5. The Teenagers - Reality Check

Favorite tracks: “Sunset Beach”, “Homecoming”, “III”.

6. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Favorite tracks: “Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH)”, “Vanished”, “Love and Caring”.

7. SantogoldSantogold

Favorite tracks: “Creator”, “I’m a Lady”, “L.E.S. Artistes”.

8. El GuinchoAlegranza

Favorite tracks: "Kalise", "Palmitos Park", "Cuando Maravilla Fui".

9. Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes

Favorite tracks: "It's Okay", "Some Are Lakes", "Give Me Back My Heart Attack".

10. Thao with The Get Down Stay DownWe Brave Bee Stings and All

Favorite tracks: “Bag of Hammers”, “Yes, So On and On”, “Swimming Pools”.


The Naughty Ezra Show said...

Yeah these are pretty good I GUESS. But clearly you

The Naughty Ezra Show said...

missed the empowerment brought by the likes of Beyonce and Katy Perry this year--you probably just don't care, being a guy who can "Roll out of bed in the morning / And throw on what [you want] / And go drink beer with the guys."

...ok I actually liked your list better than most, exxcepting the lack of Chad VanGaalen.

Merry Xmas,

jackieboy said...

"all the single ladies!"

i frickin' love that song...