Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Favorite 2008 Stuff! Favorite 2008 Stuff!

Movies
1. The Dark Knight
2. Bigger Faster Stronger*
3. Shine a Light
4. Step Brothers
5. The Onion Movie
6. Rachel Getting Married
7. Role Models
8. Iron Man
9. Pineapple Express
10. Paranoid Park
Notes: Still haven't seen potential contenders Wendy and Lucy, Milk, Revolutionary Road, Synedoche, New York, and a zillion others.

DVDs
1. The Dark Knight
2. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
3. Mad Men: Season 1
4. Bigger Faster Stronger*
5. No Country for Old Men
6. My Kid Could Paint That
7. Shine a Light
8. Step Brothers
9. The Onion Movie
10. Iron Man
Notes: Burn After Reading and Man on Wire were disappointing.

Albums
1. Paul Westerberg, 49:00
2. The Baseball Project, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails
3. The Dirtbombs, We Have You Surrounded
4. Mudhoney, The Lucky Ones
5. Beck, Modern Guilt
6. RTX, JJ Got Live RaTX
7. Flight of the Conchords, Flight of the Conchords
8. The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely
9. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
10. Neil Hamburger, Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners
Notes: I tried to like TV on the Radio's Dear Science, but couldn't.

Reiusses
1. The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me
2. Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition
3. Detroit Cobras, The Original Recordings: Singles and Unreleased 1995-1997
Notes: Rhino's seven other Replacements reissues were killer too.

Books
1. Dash Shaw, Bottomless Belly Button
Notes: That's the only worthwhile 2008 book I actually read in 2008. Otherwise, I mostly read older graphic novels (including Watchmen and various Batman titles) and baseball books (the best of which were Robert Whiting's You Gotta Have Wa and The Samurai Way of Baseball, and Michael Lewis' Moneyball).

Now I'm gonna hibernate 'til spring training.

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