40. MGMT – Electric Feel
– Infectious psych-pop/rock jam that helps provide some insight towards why they were one of 2008’s biggest bands.
39. Beck – Gamma Ray
– Beck gives us one hell of a groovy rocker. It that starts off with a bang and doesn’t let off at any point. One of the most enjoyable recent Beck songs.
38. Tokyo Police Club – In A Cave
– I absolutely love this song. All aspects of the band come together to show why we all fell in love with them in the first place. This song is just good.
37. The Virgins – Rich Girls
– This bass line is just ridiculous. The EP version was better, but the song is just pop perfection. So much fun to listen to. Who cares if they were on Gossip Girl, this song rocked way way way before that show!
36. We Are Scientists – After Hours
– This is the big sound that We Are Scientists nail. They need more big anthem’s like this!Â I’m pretty sure I saw this song in a camera commercial too….cool?
35. The Morning Benders – Waiting For A War
– Pop/Rock done loud and proud. This is enjoyable music, that deserves to be heard. Sincere lyrics that most of us can relate to.
34. Ra Ra Riot – Dying Is Fine
– The lyrics are quite emotional since they are referring to the death of their good friend and former drummer John. The song is fast paced, but also beautiful. Highly recommended.
33. Cloud Cult – No One Said It Would Be Easy
– Haunting keys, tons of voices singing in unison, a big big soaring song. This is special stuff. Words can hardly describe it properly.
32. Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!
– It starts of with a slow guitar building up, only to lead into an absolute mega tune. The difference in the vocals between the male/female singers works so well. This is a relentless tune!
31. Kanye West – Love Lockdown
– This song was the first one that we heard from the ‘new’ Kanye and it has stayed with me the most. The lyrics are relevant to me right now so maybe that is why I really appreciate it.