Friday, December 19, 2008


Frightened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight (Fat Cat)

Nervy, rollicking, convulsive alt-folk-indie-rock. The best thing going in Scottish guitar pop. Equal parts hope and despair. Lush, tic-driven, and catchy. Hum it when you’re up, bellow it when you’re down. [Aw, jeezus, does anybody actually read this stuff?]


Anonymous said...

I'm with you every step of the way, my friend. Sorry for the lack of comments. Great list so far. Can't wait for the final six!


/a said...

Thanks, D. Now that I reread that post, it kind of looks like I was fishing for compliments, but I guess what it really meant was, "It's 11:30, I'm dog-ass tired, why the hell am I knocking myself out to get this done?" I wasn't really sharp and couldn't think of anything to say about Frightened Rabbit (who are a great band with a great record, and who deserve much more articulate praise than I mustered last night). I didn't mean to say, "Where are the comments?!" But I appreciate your continued patronage of TiOM. Hope the final 6 don't completely disappoint you. **SPOILER ALERT** There's no TV on the Radio. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I honestly didn't expect to see Dear Science on your list, but I'm sure you liked it more than Cookie Mountain. Most people who weren't crazy about RtCM seem to like DS a lot more, while many people who thought RtCM was the bee's knees were slightly disappointed by DS (like me, hence the #9 ranking as opposed to #1).

Anyway, since I've been checking out your best of the year, I thought I'd shove mine down your throat.


My Top 30 of 2008

01. The Walkmen - You & Me
02. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
03. Sun Kil Moon - April
04. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
05. Portishead - Third
06. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
07. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
08. Calexico - Carried to Dust
09. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
10. Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
11. Sam Phillips - Don't Do Anything
12. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
13. Animal Collective - Water Curses (EP)
14. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave
15. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazarus Dig!
16. The Dodos - Visiter
17. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
18. Beach House - Devotion
19. Shearwater - Rook
20. Hilotrons - Happymatic
21. Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
22. The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
23. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
24. Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
25. Okkervil River - The Stand In
26. Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
27. Deerhunter - Microcastle
28. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
29. Blitzen Trapper - Furr
30. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend