Dec. 25th, 2008

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25. Leftovers! MGMT hit it big this year, but their album came out in 2007. So, as much as I would love to put "Electric Feel" higher up on this list, it has to hang out on the bottom for technical reasons. Also getting a lot of play in my car this year but not technically eligible for 2008 prizes? The New Young Pony Club album, and two terribly catchy earworms by Paramore: "That's What You Get" and "Misery Business". I want to hate Paramore, but I can't.

24. "URA Fever" by the Kills. Featured in an awesome moment on Gossip Girl, following which the rest of the season went downhill. Similarly, the rest of the Kills album was not too exciting. But Gossip Girl got better again in the second season, and even more awesome songs were played! Some of them will appear elsewhere on this list! I'm Chuck Bass!

23. Robyn's album finally came out! I kinda feel like I shouldn't specify singles on here, because all of the songs on this album have been floating around for years now, but I'm glad they were finally collected and released here in the states. Now, other people can sing Crash and Burn Girl with me, and I won't feel insane (or possibly Swedish) -- because they played it on Gossip Girl! Note: Segev hates this album.

22. "A Milli" and "Got Money" by Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne likes to talk about how much money he has. He often does it in relatively catchy ways. This pleases me. I think he is hugely overrated as a rapper, but I still enjoy the beats.

21. "Move (Cut Copy Remix)" by Cansei De Sur Sexy. I like the Cut Copy remix of this better than the original.

20. "Paris is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)" by Ladyhawke. I have not heard the original version of this, but I like the Cut Copy remix.

19. "Hearts on Fire" by Cut Copy. I like Cut Copy.

18. The Ting Tings. The Ting Tings confuse me. They had a song on Gossip Girl -- but it was probably my least favorite song of theirs ("Shut Up And Let Me Go"). They have some songs where the big popular remix is awesome while the original kinda sucks ("That's Not My Name"), and some where the original is great and the big popular remix is a big letdown ("Great DJ"). Maybe next album will give me a little big of consistency? Because the raw material is totally there. Good luck, Ting Tings!

17. "Down to Earth" by Peter Gabriel. God knows I'll take whatever little Peter Gabriel scraps get served up to me these days -- but the fact that this song accompanied the most amazing credits sequence in any movie ever makes it more than just a scrap. How crazy is it that in possibly the best movie of the year, possibly the best animated film of all time, the Peter Gabriel-scored credits is the part that made me cry?

16. Santogold. I didn't think her album was terrifically consistent, but I definitely dug pretty much everything she touched this year. Best songs, probably "Creator" (as featured in a Sandra-Oh-dances-around-in-slow-motion sequence on Grey's Anatomy) and "L.E.S. Artistes", but various collaborations with Amanda Blank and Jay-Z were pretty tops, too. And, again, yes, featured in a fabulous Gossip Girl scene. (Yes, Dan Humphrey, Serena DOES think you're a joke. So SHOVE IT.)

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