Yes, I am a Tornado Chaser

Yes, I am a Tornado Chaser

Another year, another year-end best-of list. I thought I’d try something different this year, seeing as one person’s opinion is hardly a validating measurement for whether a record is good or not. Therefore, in order to keep things positive and still spread the word on some great music, I’ve put together this list of my 15 favorite records from the past year (in no general order.)

I listened to all of these records quite a bit in 2008…so much so that I know I missed a bunch of rad stuff. Please feel free to leave comments with your favorite records from last year. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people drum up. All of these records come highly endorsed…check ’em out if you get the chance.


Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game in Town

Wetnurse – Invisible City

Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life

Melvins – Nude with Boots

The Sword – Gods of the Earth

Mahjongg – Kontpab

Portishead – Third

Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna

Teeth Mountain – Teeth Mountain

Women – Women

Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind of Cadwallader

Zach Hill – Astrological Straits

Crystal Antlers – EP

Brightblack Morning Light – Motion to Rejoin

Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust


Also, if you haven’t downloaded the Coast of Nowhere EP by the Chicago band Big Science, then click here. It’s one of the better things to come from Chicago in many years…and that’s saying a lot.

Like I said, I’m sure I missed a ton of rad stuff, so feel free to have at it.