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Ben’s end of year lists

Here are some end of year lists…

Top 5 favourite comedians

01. Mitch Hedberg
02. Patton Oswalt
03. Mike Birbiglia
04. Eugene Mirman
05. Todd Barry

Top 9 gigs in vague chronological order

The Marked Men at the SxSW Swami Records showcase at Emo’s, Austin.
Los Campesinos! at ATP, Camber Sands.
Akron/Family (featuring The Dodos) at The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
The Dodos at The 100 Club
Lovvers at Old Blue Last (Concrete and Glass show)
Harvey Milk at The Underworld
My Bloody Valentine at the ICA (first night)
Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon at The Scala
The Bronx at KCLSU

Top 5 albums of the year (new release)

Mitch Hedberg “Do You Believe In Gosh?”
Harvey Milk “Life…The Best Game In Time”
The Dodos “Visiter”
The Bronx “The Bronx”
The Hospitals “Hairdryer Peace”

Top 8 albums of the year 2008, released anytime, which got me through my highest, lowest, most drunk and most sober/hungover moments (usually on the 43 bus)

Talk Talk “Spirit Of Eden” & “Laughing Stock”
Echo & The Bunnymen “Ocean Rain”
The Glands “The Glands”
The Marked Men “On The Outside”
Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Don’t Stand Me Down”
Julian Cope “Fried”
Scott Walker “Scott 4″