Reader Best of 2008 – Christie (BONUS Chicago Edition)

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Hey Champ!

We’re ringing in 2009 with our reader Best of 2008 lists. I reached out to several of our readers to give their Top 5 of the best releases of the year. I’ll be profiling a new reader each day over the next several weeks. Today’s reader is Christie, who also provides us with her top 5 Chicago tracks of the year.

Name:  Christie
Location: Chicago, IL
Blog:  Nope, unless you count my GMAIL statuses….

Top 5 albums of 2008

5b. Sigur Ros – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
5a. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
4.   Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
3.   Santogold - Santogold
2.   Beck – Modern Guilt
1b. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
1a. Radiohead – In Rainbows *
(*The internet release was in Oct. 2007, but the record came out Jan. 2008.
Since I listened to this album nonstop for probably the entire first
half of the year, I think it still classifies as my Best of 2008)

Honorable Mention: Black Milk – Tronic

Top 5 of 2008 – Chicago

5. Yaw – “Where Will you Be”
4. Andrew Bird – “Plasticities”
3. Hey Champ – “Cold Dust Girl”
2. The Cool Kids – “88”
1. Kanye West – Tie between “Street Lights” & “Love Lockdown”

Top 5 Singles of 2008

5.   MGMT – “Electric Feel”
4.   Santogold – “L.E.S. Artistes”
3b. Bon Iver – “Blood Bank”
3a. The Helio Sequence – “Lately”
2.   TV on the Radio – “Halfway Home”
1.   M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”*
(also on the Best Soundtrack of 2008 for the Best Movie of 2008: Slumdog Millionaire)