Thursday, January 8, 2009

Casual Listening - The 2008 Playlists

Casual Listening

a review of cool new music

by Jeff Pinzino

January 9, 2009

The 2008 Playlists

For your listening pleasure, 60 of the best songs of 2008, arranged in four sets to suit your mood:

Fiesta Mix

Rebellious Mix

Comfort Mix

Blue Mix

2008 Leftovers2009 releases won’t really get rolling for a couple weeks. Meanwhile, a couple of great ones that I missed in 2008.

* Metermaids – Nightlife in Illinoise (mash-up)

Hip hop duo Metermaids have decided to superimpose their album Nightlife over Sufjan Stevens baroque folk masterpiece Illinois. It’s an improbable success, with heavy beats adding to already lush orchestration. This one’s an ear-opener.

Free Download of Nightlife in Illinoise here

* Jose Feliciano – Con Mexico en el Corazon

The Nuyorican singer does a surprisingly authentic set of Mexican ballads. Mariachi orchestration and strong guitar work characterize these tracks.

Listen to Jose Feliciano “La Noche y Tu

* highly recommended

! highest recommendation

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