100 Best Trax Of ’08. PART TWO.

Posted: January 15, 2009 in Hot Trax

Adding on to the list – enjoy – part deux.

:Ed-G.

26.  “THE YOUTH” (MMMATTHIAS REMIX): MGMT
Blast this.

27.  “HYBERBALLAD” (BJORK COVER): WHITLEY
A brave Whitley covers Bjork’s best ballad, and fills the big shoes: “I go through all this before you wake up, so I can feel happier, to be safe up here with you.”

28.  “LIKE IT OR NOT”: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI
Picture a conga-line, but accept Helsinki’s sound as hot, unique and more breakthrough than Buster Poindexter’s.

29.  “KISS WITH A FIST”: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
UK big-shot Florence Welch breaks jaws, spills blood, slaps, and burns beds.

30.  “NIGHTLIFE”: THE MUSLIMS
If the Lower East Side hipsters had a theme song…

31.  “GO TO HELL”: DAVID FORD
“And hey I know it’s been so long but I thought I’d call,
and just come crawling back in time to hear you say: Go to hell.”

32.  “GHOSTS”: LADYTRON
“There’s a ghost in me who wants to say I’m sorry”

33.  “LOST!”: COLDPLAY
“You might be a big fish in a little pond
Doesn’t mean you’ve won, ‘cause along may come a bigger one”

34.  “THIS IS THE LIFE”: AMY MACDONALD
MacDonald’s shares the torment of the lonely city.

35.  “ONE LAST TIME”: THE KOOKS
Frontman Luke Pritchard has never sounded so pitiful – with his tail between his legs, begging for a second chance.

36.  “MOVE”: CSS
CSS bumps, grinds…

37.  “BOYS DON’T SMOKE”: THE FILTHY YOUTH
Westwick belts a promising Libertines-esque sound…should the Chuck Bass thing not work out…

38.  “LEAVE OUR BOYFRIENDS”: LEONA NAESS
After being dropped by her label and a rough break-up, Naess returns with a little more confidence and ready to drink.

39.  “THE GIRLS”: CALVIN HARRIS
This Scottish bad ass doesn’t discriminate.

40.  “L.E.S. ARTISTES”: SANTOGOLD
“What I’m searching for
to tell it straight, I’m trying to build a wall
Walking by myself down avenues that reek of time to kill.”

41.  “EPIC LAST SONG”: DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH?
A love song, bordering on obsession, from the new Brit band with a killer name.

42.  “FORTY FIVE 45s”: SHRAG
UK punk-pop newbies channel L.A. based The Oohlas, but on the lighter side.

43.  “YOU DON’T KNOW ME”: BEN FOLDS FT. REGINA SPEKTOR
A song about a twisted relationship has never sounded so chipper and catchy; Regina Spektor makes this track a homerun for Folds.

44.  “GERMAN LOVE”: STARFUCKER
“I will give it to you.”

45.  “MISS WORLD” (HOLE COVER): SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN
The good ol’ days of Courtney Love…

46.  “I’M GOOD, I’M GONE”: LYKKE LI
“I’m working to make butter for my piece of bun” can only sound good coming from this sexy Swede.

47.  “NOW”: MATES OF STATE
Mates of State add some bounce and some fists of fury to their chant.

48.  “PARIS” FT. AU REVOIR SIMONE (AEROPLANE REMIX): FRIENDLY FIRES
Friendly Fires enlisted Williamsburg’s electronica chicks to rave about eventually, some day, promising a big move to Paris.

49.  “SAME OLD DRAG”: THE APPLES IN STEREO
Words of advice for a psychotic, depressed and indecisive Joanie…

50.  “BOYS WITH GIRLFRIENDS”: MEIKO
The thrill of the chase…sweet-sounding Meiko falls for something that’s not hers.

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