betterPropaganda Classic Mix: Best of 08 vs. Best of the Decade


Ahh, with our fifth anniversary barreling full steam toward #1 slot on each of our Top 100 countdowns, you'd think we forgot the obligatory nod to the best of '08. Welcome to the betterPropaganda Classic Mix, a sampling of our favorites this year (School of Seven Bells, Passion Pit et. al) rubbing elbows with some prominent players on our Top 100 Albums/Artists of the Decade lists. We think the new stuff sounds contextualized and natural against the tested and enduring favorites, proof that 2008's new guys have a healthy shot at turning into the next decade's best if they stick around. Subscribe to the podcast (link opens iTunes) to snag the enhanced version, or cop the mp3 here.


1. El Guincho - Palmitos Park [XL]
2. Marlena Shaw - California Soul (Diplo remix) [Verve]
3. Bonobo - Recurring [Ninja Tune]
4. Odd Nosdam - Forever Heavy (Shoegangster / JB remix) [Anticon]
5. School of Seven Bells - Iamundernodisguise [Ghostly]
6. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead [French Kiss]
7. Goldfrapp - Happiness (Metronomy remix) [Mute]
8. Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize remix) [Interscope]
9. Calvin Harris - Acceptable in the 80s [Almost Gold]
10. RJD2 - 1976 [Definitive Jux]
11. Ratatat - Mirando [XL]
12. Broken Social Scene - Almost Crimes [Arts & Crafts]
13. Animal Collective - Sweet Road [Domino]

Tough act to follow. Whatchu got, 2009?

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