Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Goodbye TwoThousand&Great, hello TwoThousand&Fine

There is only one sleep to go til the fat man comes and just a handful after that til we can kiss 2008 goodbye. Some of us will be sad to see it go and some of us can't wait to see the back of it. Inevitably the end of the year comes hand-in-hand with nostalgia as we reflect on what was. As such, one of the main focus points in the past few days has been looking back at the best musical releases for the year.

There are a billion lists out there but for my two cents Swedish duo Air France produced the best album of '08 with No Way Down. Misleading as their moniker may be, their ethereal medlodies are the perfect soundtrack to summer and have been on high rotation at EC HQ. It's the best album of its style since the Avalanches dropped Since I Left You in about 1835 - and that's saying something.

Here is a clip of Collapsing At Your Doorstep, one of the standout tracks on the album. It's simple yet effective and reminds us that we all need to chill out every once in a while.

EC - It's sort of like a dream, isn't it?

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