yoinked from notemily
:These are the rules, which I've just made up:
1. Go to your last.fm page.
2. Go to your Charts page and select "Tracks" and "Last 12 Months."
3. Take your top 12 songs. (or 15, or whatever number you like; I picked 12 because 12 months = 12 songs.)
4. OPTIONAL: If there is more than one track by the same artist on your list, pick only one, and replace the others with songs from further down the list. Repeat until you have 12 unique songs.
5. Post your 2008 mix!
6. i've added links to either full tracks or youtube vids with the full tracks/live versions.
1. Regina Spektor – Fidelity
this really is embarrassing. because this is the song that introduced me to regina spektor, and led me to believe that she couldn't sing. of course then i heard "us" and that opinion was almost instantly changed. so it's kind of fucking hilarious this was the most played song on my computer last year. sorry regina. i love you NOW.
2. Sarah Blasko – The Garden's End
i got into sarah blasko either early 2008 or late 2007, and i can't stop listening to her. i will tell anyone who will listen that she is the female thom yorke. this song in particular is challenging to sing, so i probably put it on a bunch to practice? oh, and the video is really 2 and a half songs live, so the song in question is somewhere in the middle.
3. Fisher – too late (odyssey version)
i don't much go for fisher anymore, but this song is just exquisitely pretty. i keep meaning to make a doctor who vid to it. she did this version specifically for some dudes book, and the site makes you register, but i can guarantee it won't kill you and it's worth the download.
4. Damien Rice – Rootless Treegelosia
sent me this. i'm glad she did because this is one of the most beautiful songs i've ever, ever, ever heard in my life. god i love repetitive swearing, and apparently, so does damien rice.
5. Nine Inch Nails – only (aborted mix)
lol. i made
this, with ken, for a radio contest we had no chance in hell of winning.
6. Frou Frou – Hear Me Out
what this list is really turning into is the list of songs i'll actually tolerate running through without going to the effort of changing tracks. all i can tell you about this song is that i remember i had it stuck in my head two years ago.
7. Radiohead – Last Flowers
this is nominated for my favorite radiohead song. i remember back long ago when we all speculated what this song sounded like, and how there were some fake mp3s circulating. it was well worth the wait. if you're going to click on one song have it be this one.
8. Muse – Time Is Running Out
there were a bunch of muse songs in here. i really love this one the most consistently out of all of them though. and it's like the regina spektor thing, an embarrassing spectacle where this was the song that both acquainted me with muse and made me think it was asstarded, and now i love it and them to pieces. matt bellamy's exaggerated gasping is still bizarre enough to be made fun of every time i hear it, however.
9. Portishead – It's a Fire
this is a very old favorite. i think i've had this song in circulation as long as i've had livejournal.
10. Tori Amos – Digital Ghost
i don't know if you could tell but i listen to a lot of tori amos. i find myself to be a really bizarre type of fan, in that i came into her music during the boys for pele
era, stuck with her through everything and learned to love each album, and find myself especially
hooked on her newer stuff. i might be one of the few "old fans" in existence to actually enjoy the beekeeper
, but i do. that and american doll posse
, which this track is off of, have kept me happy for the past year and i've since neglected that original trilogy of albums that had me hooked. fandom is odd sometimes.
11. Depeche Mode – Suffer Well (Single Version)
oh. um. heh. well, this came off of a fanmix for the master, actually, that i got off someone's lj. it's... i like depeche mode, don't get me wrong, but a lot of their stuff is really over-the-top cliche angst, all polish and precision but some strange greasy polish that you can't get off your hands for days afterwards, and keeps appearing in random places for even longer than that. i can't even listen to their stuff before violator
because the songwriting is so hideously embarrassing.
but one thing i've always liked about depeche mode is their painful honesty. this is one of their newer singles, but it reminds me a little of their old stuff. i remember the first time i heard it i thought it started out a little stilted, with all the rhyming. then it hit the chorus, with the wailing "i just hang ooonnnnnnnn," and i totally got it. it's hard to hate a song with such naked emotion in the lyrics.
oh jesus, i've managed to find a tron
fanvid to this song. enjoy!
12. Fiona Apple – Oh Well
i really like to sing along to this one, especially the line "what you did to me made me see myself something awful." if you hear it you'll know what i mean.
of course as soon as i finish this my charts change. dumb last.fm.