Muzzle of Bees :: Songs of 2008

This is the first time I’ve collected or kept track of my favorite songs of a particular year. I’ve always been an album guy. Maybe I’m changing, or maybe there were just a lot of tracks that I wanted to recognize. Or perhaps I’m just hoping for a good discussion. Initially this was supposed to be a collection of 25 tracks. That number became too difficult to manage as more favorites were remembered. Below, you’ll find streams, MP3′s, and videos of our 50 favorite songs of 2008.

There is no order, my favorites from this list would fluctuate by the day, mood, surroundings. What I do know is there are some great songs below. If I absolutely had to pick, I would choose My Morning Jacket’s “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part 2″ without hesitation as my overall favorite song. Check out the rest of my favorites. Hopefully, you’ll discover something fresh. Per usual, drop a comment to recognize your favorites or call us out on what we left off.

+++Justin Townes Earle – “South Georgia Sugar Babe”+++

MP3: Calexico – “Two Silver Trees”

+++Frightened Rabbit – “Poke”+++

MP3: The Felice Brothers – “Frankie’s Gun”

+++The Avett Brothers – “Murder in the City”+++

MP3: Land of Talk – “Some Are Lakes”

+++The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “You’ll Disappear”+++

+++Erykah Badu – “The Healer”+++

MP3: Port O’Brien – “I Woke Up Today”

+++Rachel Yamagata – “Elephants”+++

MP3: War On Drugs – “Taking The Farm”

+++The Mighty Underdogs (feat. MF Doom) – “Gun Fight”++++=

+++David Byrne + Brian Eno – “One Fine Day”+++

MP3: Horse Feathers – “Curs In The Weeds”

+++Fleet Foxes – “Ragged Wood”+++

MP3: The Rosebuds – “Life Like”

+++Lykke Li – “Dance Dance Dance”+++

MP3: Haley Bonar – “Something Great”

+++Hot Chip- “Wrestlers”+++

MP3: Mates of State – “My Only Offer”
MP3: No Kids – “The Beaches All Closed”

+++The Hold Steady – “Ask Her For Some Adderall”+++

MP3: The Henry Clay People – “Something In The Water”
MP3: Grand Archives – “Torn Blue Foam Couch”


Conor Oberst – “Get-Well-Cards
Alejandro Escovedo – “Swallows Of San Juan
My Morning Jacket – “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
Kings of Leon – “Closer
The Walkmen – “In the New Year
The Cool Kids – “Mikey Rocks
Lucinda Williams – “Wishes Were Horses
Little Joy – “Brand New Start
Jentri Colello – “Cannonballs
Rodriguez – “I Wonder
Blitzen Trapper – “Black River Killer
Crooked Fingers – “Cannibals
Deerhunter – “Agoraphobia
Dr. Dog – “100 Years
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – “Fix It
Sun Kil Moon – “Moorestown
The Gaslight Anthem – “Miles Davis & The Cool
The Magnetic Fields – “Drive On, Driver
Tobacco – “Street Trash
TV On The Radio – “Golden Age
Of Montreal – “Women’s Studies Victims
Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s – “As Tall As Cliffs
Spiritualized – “Soul On Fire
Throw Me The Statue – “Lolita
Langhorne Slim – “Colette
Jim White – “Jailbird
Justin Townes Earle – “South Georgia Sugar Babe
Calexico – “Two Silver Trees
Frightened Rabbit – “Poke
The Felice Brothers – “Frankie’s Gun
The Avett Brothers – “Murder in the City
Land of Talk – “Some Are Lakes
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “You’ll Disappear
Erykah Badu – “The Healer
Port O’Brien – “I Woke Up Today
Rachel Yamagata – “Elephants
War On Drugs – “Taking The Farm
The Mighty Underdogs (feat. MF Doom) – “Gun Fight
David Byrne + Brian Eno – “One Fine Day
Horse Feathers – “Curs In The Weeds
The Rosebuds – “Life Like
Fleet Foxes – “Ragged Wood
Lykke Li – “Dance Dance Dance
Haley Bonar – “Something Great
Hot Chip- “Wrestlers
Mates of State – “My Only Offer
No Kids – “The Beaches All Closed
The Hold Steady – “Ask Her For Some Adderall
The Henry Clay People – “Something In The Water
Grand Archives – “Torn Blue Foam Couch