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The question we workers of the Film Buff hear most next to the availability of certain titles is "What's playing right now?". Good question, here's a list of the top 5 records i was spinning instore for 2008.

(note: these musical selections can only be heard Thursday-Sunday at the Film Buff East)

5.LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
I've had this album for awhile but never really got into it until Britard started playing it. Through and through a great dance record, perfect for closing hour on Friday and Saturday nights. A few songs in the middle come at you in quick succession that sound the same, which would be fine if they were not the weakest songs on the whole album. Other than that, this overconfident energizer of a record is a helluva lot of fun. If you ever find yourself on a plane heading to New York City play this on repeat at full blast.


4.M83 - Saturdays = Youth
The latest release from these Frenchies' feels like a soundtrack to a good John Hughes movie directed by Spike Jonze... if you get what i'm saying. Many tracks on this album are so achingly beautiful and nostalgic that you can't help but feel like you're in junior high again shaking at the knees asking that someone special to the hallowe'en dance.
What? don't follow?
Which i meantersay is that the album creates a soundscape that you can easily fill up with pictures from your own life. Creating a soundtrack for the looking back on yesterdays while keeping up hope for tomorrow, today.... follow? Really purty stuff.


3.TV On The Radio - Dear Science
North America's most credible experimental pop rock act released its 4th full length studio album in 2008. Things may feel a little calmer than what the boys are expected of but if you pay attention you'll notice that the heart is here ten fold. This one plays well in the middle of a shift with a mouthful of burrito as you yell out with the chorus to "crying" which basically goes like this "crrryyyyiiiiinnnnnggg".


2.The Kills - Midnight Boom
Also known as the "Thursday night special" this album has been a soundtrack to hitting dvd cases together as TardyBrit and I have walked the floor. This British/American two piece have produced an album that has the frenetic energy of some of the better indie Brooklyn releases of the early 2000's. Whereas TV on The Radio's Dear Science sees the band cuting a bit leaner and more controlled sound for 2008, it would seem that all of that gristle TVOTR threw away was picked up by The Kills who give us a slice of all the things NYC has forgotten while still remaining wholly original. Indie rock that isn't afraid of rocking. So much fun you'll hump a brit.


1. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
This absolute gem of a record was heard more in the east end for 2008 than "would you like rice or noodles on that?". Ever wished you could have the best of the 80's without all the crap of having to feel like a loser with a Huey Lewis and The News compilation album? This is all the best things about the 80's wrapped into present day synth pop songs. It is full of loss, hope, and love and still makes you bop your head while figuring out the change on 3 ice creams, a latte and two kids flicks. The one record all of us Easties could listen to together and "feel the love". i remember one shift J.P. and I played this one 4 times in the span of 5 hours. yup!
By a mile, Cut Copy's latest takes the cake.


I've realized while coming up with this latest top 5 list that i've only focused on the latter half of 2008, that is when i started working in the East end. So, honourable mentions must be given to releases played and enjoyed heavily for the first half of 2008, when i was fully a west ender.
here goes:

Honourable mentions for 2008 West End spins

The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Anything by Tom Waits
Anything by The White Stripes
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Anything by David Bowie
Mgmt - Oracular Spectacular
Figurines - When the Deer Wore Blue
Basically anything Le Sporge wouldn't shut off upon entering the store.
oh, and a special shout out to when Worsenfunk was home and for a week straight we played Daft Punk - Alive 2007 and had customers running from the store.

I'm playing around with the idea of making a weekly post about what we're playing instore. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Last Sector coming at you faster than the speed of sound!
a heartfelt love post to a hidden gem in Toronto cuisine; Chino locos.

till' next time
you spin me round' right round',


the coelacanth said...

hey! actually, i guess you're right about that dig...

the coelacanth said...

oh, you forgot jack johnson

Britarded said...

We shouldn't go without mentioning the 5 hour DEVO marathons Joe and I have from time to time. Devo, man I love him.

La Sporgenza said...
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La Sporgenza said...

Devo is a band not a person, you Britard. The song goes "WE" are Devo, D...E...V...O... not "I" am Devo. Oh, you are talking about the band Devo not the gay sex verb to "devo" right? Maybe I misunderstood your post.

I hate everything listed on your original post Kris (except the White Stripes, he rocks.)

btw....My deleted comment was this one with more spelling mistakes

the coelacanth said...

devo backwards is oved, a common misspelling of ovid, the poet. compare "are we not men? we are devo" with ovid's essential theme "are we not gods? we are creatures".

coincidence? i think not. devo is ovid/ovid is devo. there, i just gave some jerk-off grad student a thesis topic. pay me.

the coelacanth said...

i love that m83 album too, it's gorgeous.

the coelacanth said...

i just watched the whole lcd soundsystem video. man, james murphy is a wack. also, horrible video - who shot it, video aces?
swanky modes!!!