Best of ´08 – music

23 12 2008

So here´s the list of lists, part 1 category music.

I´m not a friend of a rankings, but of good old ´best-of´lists like in Nick Hornby´s book “High Fidelity”. Actually it´s a good method to fall asleep thinking about new top 5 categories (especially for insomniac guys like me)

This year there are a lot of categories with different numbers of artists named. So less sleep means more categories 😉

Here we go…this is a personal list of music favourites this year. Primarily but not only pretty new stuff.

Tracks of ´08

  • In Trains (Angst is not a weltanschauung/CD 2008) by B. Fleischmann
  • Free the Dogs (Loving Custodians/CD 2007) by Mauracher
  • Sunday ( Colour The Small One/2004) by SIA
  • Leucocyte I-IV (Leucocyte /2008) by e.s.t.
  • All Alright (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust) by Sigur Ros
  • If Only (Distance and Time  2007)by Fink

Best Album 2008

Best Concerts 2008

Personal “Torture Music” 2008

  • I Kissed a Girl by Katie Perry – (approx. 10x in a row Saturdays and Sundays – thank you neighbor)
  • All Summer Long by Kid Rock (all summer loooooooooooong)
  • Last Christmas by Wham (it´s not my mistake that this song is played everywhere exactly the time these lists have to be written…)

Best Songs in Running Shoes  2008

Best “Help Me Falling Asleep Songs”  2008 (in a positive way)

Best “Hey nice shoes, wanna dance?” Song 2008

Best “Happy Pepi” Song 2008 (no translation on

Best “Wow! Never Heard Before – Artist” 2008

Best “Still Quite on Top on Itunes Lists” in 2008

For all friends of lists like that have a look at




10 responses

23 12 2008
Ed RosenBerg

Holiday Greetings from New Jersey, USA.

As the father of one of its members and a longtime fan, I appreciate your placement of Jerseyband among your best “Wow…Never Heard Before” artists of ’08.

In my view, Jersey is among our world’s best kept musical secrets.

For you and your reader’s information, it appears that Jerseyband will return to Europe this upcoming Spring and Summer.

Thank you.

p.s. Take a look at my website, Everyone is Included. It will help you in your work.

24 12 2008

Thank you, Ed. It´s great to hear from you.
Jerseyband´s performance at Jazzfestival Saalfelden was amazing. it´s great that there is a track of their gig on

I´v heard the Little Bag Of Feet For Shoes cd pretty often this year. Some really good tracks on it. (e.g. Robak or Tube)
Looking forward to new material and hopefully gigs close to Vienna 😉

All the best,

24 12 2008
Ed RosenBerg

You are most welcome, Georg.

Jersey is nearing completion of a studio produced album/cd in New York City. The wish, I believe, is to debut it in Europe.

I will forward a link to this blog to my son…e-3 (Edward III) Perhaps, he will stop by.

All the very best to you and yours, too. I hope 2009 is very kind to you.

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what a wonderful pool of best of lists. there’s still tons to explore.
thanx! doris

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