Best songs and albums of 2008: "International"

In the upcoming days we will bring you another Club Fonograma special, but don’t panic, this won’t be as long and time-consuming as our Latin Grammy FYCs. We didn’t have time to make an official post on the music that has been released so far this year. Our next article will include our favorite 30 singles released so far in 2008, with songs in any language by Latino artists. But to get you ready for it, I’ve decided to include my personal list on the best ‘international’ music so far, because we don’t just listen to musica latina of course.

Top 13 Singles.
  1. “White Winter Hymnal”, Fleet Foxes (Fleet Foxes)
  2. “Time to pretend”, MGMT (Oracular Spectacular)
  3. “Water Curses”, Animal Collective (Domino)
  4. A-Punk”, Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend)
  5. “Collapsing at your doorstep”, Air France (No Way Done)
  6. “I’m not gonna teach your boyfriend…”, Black Kids (Partie Traumatic)
  7. “My year in lists”, Los Campesinos! (Hold on now, youngster…)
  8. “Id Engager”, Of Montreal (Skeletal Lamping)
  9. “Everybody here is a cloud”, Cloud Cult (Feel Good Ghosts)
  10. “Salute your solution”, The Raconteurs (Consolers of the Lonely)
  11. “Gobbledygook”, Sigur Ros (Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)
  12. “Viva la Vida”, Coldplay (Viva la Vida and all his friends)
  13. “Flashing Lights”, Kanye West (Graduation)

Top 13 Albums.
  1. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
  2. Water Curses EP, Animal Collective
  3. Oracular Spectacular, MGMG
  4. The Carter III, Lil’ Wayne
  5. Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Sigur Ros
  6. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
  7. Nouns, No Age
  8. Saturdays=Youth, M83
  9. Hold On Youngster, Los Campesinos!
  10. The List EP, The May Fire
  11. Real Emotional Trash, Stephan Malkmus
  12. Santogold, Santogold
  13. Third, Portishead