Unlike the previous post, this has nothing to do with Autotune or bad holiday music.
I don't really have a year-end favorites of 2008 because I hardly listened to any new stuff this year and overdosed on obscure Numero Group discoveries, old favorites doing new things, and a lot of trip-hop and African pop.
So, here's a very limited sample...
The Gutter Twins - Bete Noire
(As if there hasn't already been enough Lanegan/Dulli love here)
Funkadelic - I'll Stay
(favorite Funkadelic with Eddie Hazel cut outside of 'Maggot Brain')
The Dirtbombs - various live
I used a really bad comparison to describe the awesomeness of their live show like seeing Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana at the same time.
Cafe Tacuba - Encantamiento Inutil
(video is lame but the song is gorgeous)
Digable Planets - black ego
(this was the soundtrack to several lazy sunny Saturdays driving around Cleveland in search of graffiti and adventure)
The Roots - Rising Up
(favorite cut off the new record)
Randy Watson Experience - Morning Bell
(awesome chilled Radiohead cover, thanks to ?uestlove & friends)
Diplo - Sara
(don't know why I didn't get this earlier)