(2008 end-of-year lists) – YOUMNA SABA

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Youmna Saba: designer, musician

“Here is the list of this year’s albums that I think are worth mentioning, in no particular order.”

Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
Rima Khsheish: Falak
Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

“Voila!”

(2008 end-of-year lists) – SERGE YARED

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Serge Yared: musician (Incompetents)

“Avec grand plaisir
Voila mes selections. As usual j’ai rajoute quelques trucs”

Top erm…. 16:

1- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
2- TV on the Radio: Dear Science
3- Portishead: Third
4- Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
5- She & Him: Volume 1
6- Sparks: Exotic Creatures from the Deep
7- Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One
8- Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
9-The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of Understatement
10- Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
11- Willard Grant Conspiracy: Pilgrim Road
12- Hot Chip: Made in the Dark
13- Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
14- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!”
15- Brian Wilson: “That Lucky Old Sun”
16- Sebastien Tellier: “Sexuality”

Reissues:

1- Dennis Wilson: Ocean Pacific Blue
2- Nina Simone: To Be Free
3- Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll

Odds and Ends (various singles, iTunes only LPs or EPs, guilty pleasures and other niceties)

1- John Howard: “Songs from the Room Upstairs” and “More Song from the Room Upstairs” (iTunes Only)
2- The Bird and the Bee: “Live at the Palms” EP, “One Too Many Hearts” EP, “Please Clap You Hands” EP
3- Robert Wyatt/ Bertrand Burgalat/ Hot Chip: “Perfect Night” (single)
4- Various: Mojo’s “White Album Vol.1 + 2” compilations
5- Antony and the Johnsons: “Another World” (EP)
6- Various: “The Radio 1 Live Lounge” compilations

They’re good, yet they’re annoying because they’re over-hyped:

1- Black Kids
2- MGMT
3- Tings Tings

Best Concerts I saw in 2008:

1- Akron Family in Barcelona
2- Roisin Murphy in Barcelona (Sonar Festival)
3- Sparks’ extravaganza concerts: Plagiarism/ Lil Beethoven/ Exotic Creatures of the Deep in London (Islington)
4- Goldfrapp in Barcelona (Sonar Festival)
5- Sebastien Tellier in Beirut (Byblos Festival)


(2008 end-of-year lists) – NADINE KHOURI

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Nadine Khouri: musician

“Oui, bien sûr !
Évidemment, il me reste beaucoup de choses a découvrir, mais voici ma
liste d’albums que j’ai apprécié jusqu’à présent  🙂
xxxx”

(in no particular order)

F. Lunaire – Mondestrunken E.P
Elbow – Seldom Seen Kid
Anni Rossi – Afton E.P
Dark Captain Light Captain – Miracle Kicker
Dot Tape Dot – Tomavistas
Leila – Blood, Looms and Blooms
Max Richter – 24 Postcards in Full Colour
Tape – Luminarium
Shugo Tokumaru – Exit
Meanwhiles – Slow-Motion Summer
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
Evangelista – Hello, Voyager
Portishead – Third
Jeremy Warmsley – How We Became
Adrian Crowley – Long Distance Swimmer
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Emmylou Harris – All I Intended to Be
Get Well Soon – Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon

(2008 end-of-year lists) – MARC CODSI

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Marc Codsi: musician (Lumi)

“Voici donc un top 10 tout frais
J”ai rajoute un ptit commentaire sur certains, tu peux les enlever si tu preferes…”

-10-Ra Ra Riot: ‘The Rhumb Line’ (A very pleasant Album to listen to on repeat)
-9-Leila: Blood, Looms and Blooms
-8-Sigu Rus: með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
-7-Vampire Week end-Vampire Week end (Who would have thought that African inspired Rock can become Mainstream!)
6-Max Richter: ’24 postcards In Full colors’ (which is actually not an album but a collection of Ringtones!!)
-5-Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
-4-Beck-Modern Guilt (has served good purpose)
-3-The Ting tings: We invented nothing (Indeed but it’s so good)
-2-MGMT: Oracular Spectacular (Definitely the discovery of 2008! thank you Brooklyn)
-1-Portishead: Three (it’s very rare that an album like that comes out nowadays, every three to five year maybe in my opinion)

Oh, and for the latest offering from Lumi, check out the following link:

http://www.zshare.net/audio/525546472280b9f9/

(2008 end-of-year lists) – FADI TABBAL

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Fadi Tabbal: musician (Incompetents), producer, sound engineer, owner of Tunefork Studios in Beirut

 

“The LIST. Pa-Pa-Paaaaa:

It s not in any particular order.”

Deerhunter – Microcastle
Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
The Walkmen – You and Me
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant EP
Portishead – Third
TV on The Radio – Dear Science
Bon Iver – For Emma. For Ever Ago
Sun Kil Moon – April
Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Sigur Ros – eð suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

“Well, I guess that s it.”

(2008 end-of-year lists) – RANI RAJJI

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Rani Rajji: DJ, architect, world traveller

Hercules And Love Affair – Hercules And Love Affair
Nick Cave – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
TV On The Radio – Dear Science
M83 – Saturdays = Youth
Portishead – Third

(2008 end-of-year lists) – SCRAMBLED EGGS

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Charbel Haber, Tony Elieh, Malek Rizkallah: musicians (Scrambled Eggs)

“Ten 2008 releases that can help keep Beirut weird”

CSS: Donkey
MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Liars: Liars
Deerhunter: Microcastle
Radiohead: In Rainbows
Raveonettes: lust lust lust
Sonic Youth: Master-Dik
The Incompetents: More Songs From The Victorious City
Silver Mt. Zion: 13 blues for thirteen moons
Christine Sehnaoui/Michel Waisviz: Shortwave