You are looking at posts that were written in the month of December in the year 2008.
I’ve been agonizing over this list since October. The instructions are simple: choose your eleven favorite musical artists, then your favorite song by each, and provide a link so the world can share in the crème de la crème of your musical tastes. This list is probably different than your eleven favorite songs, which is why you choose the artists first. I found this process singularly difficult. I’m tempted to create a second list of honorable mentions, because there is far too much amazing music out there to be content with such a small sampling. Futhermore, when you consider that what makes an artist your favorite is that they have many songs that you love, the exercise in choosing one among their repertoire is made that much more maddening. Still, since this is a meme of my creation, I will adhere strictly to it. I give you: my golden eleven.
11. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mary Jane’s Last Dance
10. Cake - Opera Singer
9. Metric - Dead Disco
8. Pixies - Hey
7. Spoon - Me and the Bean
6. Zero 7 - Destiny
5. Feist - Gatekeeper
4. Elliott Smith - Independence Day
3. Portishead - Humming
2. Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
1. Beck - Deadweight