AtavanHalen
David James Young
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Last Active 11-04-12 12:35 am
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12.31.12 Ataventytwelve - 50 Best LPs 12.05.12 Ataventytwelve - 100 Best Songs Of 2012
07.03.12 Twentytwelvatavan02.19.12 Recording My Debut Album Today
01.21.12 Atavanest 100 Of 2011 12.16.11 Twentyelevatavan
06.28.11 Top 5 Favourite Review Criticisms06.16.11 Half A Year And Here You Are Again
03.11.11 Atavangiggin' - February 201101.30.11 Atavangiggin' - January 2011
01.04.11 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Songs 01.02.11 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Albums
12.27.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Gigs 212.23.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Underrated
12.22.10 Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Overrated 210.18.10 The A-Z Of Crap Music
09.07.10 Australia, Where You At?09.06.10 Favourite 2010 Songs (so Far)
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Best Tracks Of Twenty Zero Eight

No order just yet.
1Katy Perry
I Kissed a Girl

The album, overall, was rather uninteresting. This song, however, had me completely hooked from the word go.
2N.E.R.D. feat. Santogold and Julian Casablancas
My Drive Thru

Wow, what a fantastic collaboration. Converse made a really good move in getting Pharrell on top of this one, excellent contributions from each party- especially Santogold.
3Santogold
Lights Out

Speaking of Santogold, this is by far my favourite track from her self-titled debut. A fantastic hook, a ridiculously catchy beat and the dreamiest harmonies I've heard in a while.
4Usher
Moving Mountains

A weird entry, I know; but good lord there's a hell of a vocal delivery on this one. Even if it's the same old Timbaland beat, Usher Raymond owns this.
5One Day as a Lion
Wild International

Seeing RATM in January was an incredible experience, and hearing this track brought back my love and faith in Zach de la Rocha. Funky alternative hip-hop with an anthemic chorus and a killer drummer- top stuff.
6R.E.M.
Accelerate

It was great to have R.E.M. back, especially on the back of such a good album. This song stands out for me especially, I find the guitar leading the charge over Stipe and Mills' harmony a perfectly executed example of what the band is still capable of when it comes to songwriting.
7Atmosphere
Guarentees

This is the only song I would listen to for awhile, during a massive obsession with this act. The stark power of the lyrics really comes through with just the guitar backing it.
8Coldplay
Viva la Vida

This song is absolutely immense. There's nothing more to it, really.
9N.E.R.D.
Everyone Nose

You've sung along to this song. Drunk or sober, happy or sad, enjoying the song or not, I can guarantee you have had a positive experience with this song. It oozes good vibes and fun, encompassing everything N.E.R.D. are about.
10Sigur Ros
Ara Batur

Forget Dragonforce- this is 2008's definition of "epic" when it comes to music.
11Tokyo Police Club
Tessellate

Another bright, electric pop tune from an album that managed to impress greatly, even at under half an hour in length. Don't blink during listening to this song, though- you may miss it.
12Nine Inch Nails
Discipline

The song rides on an awesome dance-rock beat from Josh Freese, while Reznor desperately pleas for a cure to his addictions. One can only hope this productivity keeps up.
13Weezer
Heart Songs

You can diss the Red Album all you like, but this is far and away the best song the band have done since Keep Fishin'. A sincere, wonderful exploration of Weezer's musical foundations.
14City and Colour
Waiting...

A beautiful single to lead into one of the best records of the year. Dallas Green has expanded his sound and vision as a musician, and this really shows here.
15Death Cab for Cutie
I Will Possess Your Heart

Musical and artistic progression personified. What an amazing song.
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