List

Blender’s Top 33 Of 2008

Scott Lapatine | November 22, 2008 - 1:23 am

Paste’s year end list raised some eyebrows yesterday, and we expect this countdown to do the same, despite its predictable top spot. Blender’s 33 favorites share ten with Paste’s 50, but represent a more diverse array of styles, for better (Ponytail, Erykah Badu) or worse (that’s Katy Perry above, not Zooey Deschanel). Thanks to reader JTO3 for transcribing the list from a copy of the Dec/Jan issue he made sure to point out was given to him as a gift.

33 Hayes Carll – Trouble In Mind
32 Taylor Swift – Fearless
31 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
30 Young Jeezy – The Recession
29 Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It
28 Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash
27 Mariah Carey – E=MC²
26 Usher – Here I Stand
25 Santogold – Santogold
24 The Roots – Rising Down
23 The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale
22 Coldplay – Viva La Vida
21 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah: Pt. One (4th World War)
20 Wale – The Mixtape About Nothing
19 Katy Perry – One Of The Boys
18 Ponytail – Ice Cream Spiritual
17 Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst
16 Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward
15 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
14 Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
13 Al Green – Lay It Down
12 My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
11 Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
10 Fall Out Boy – Folie A Deux
09 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
08 Randy Newman – Harps and Angels
07 of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
06 Robyn – Robyn
05 Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
04 Metallica – Death Magnetic
03 TV On The Radio – Dear Science
02 Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
01 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III

Your move, Spin.

129