Posted on December 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM
This will be the last Fuseblog post of 2008, so what better time to announce Fuseblog's own Best of 08 Awards. The list is strictly the opinion of the Fuseblog, and in no way represents any other Fuse entity. It's a short, but sweet list. And it will be in paragraph form.
Album of the Year is You & Me by The Walkmen. A mature sound with a knowing touch indicates that the Walkmen may only get better. Song of the Year is Single Ladies by Beyonce, because it's undeniably awesome. Proprietary Audio Processor Of The Year is the Autotuner. Avant Classical piece of the year is The Only Tune by Nico Muhly, which features the vocals of Sam Amidon. Britney Moment Of The Year is the successful launch of her new album, because it's nice to see her not falling apart. Lost Moment of the Year is when the island disappeared. Copiers of the Year are Coldplay (see below).
And now, on to the news:
After months of writing, rewriting, and several different producers, including Rick Rubin, U2 have finished their newest album. It's called No Line On The Horizon, and it will be out in early March. No tour plans yet, but given the band's relationship with Live Nation, some sort of announcement should be forthcoming.
Donald Trump, owner of hotels, casinos and restaurants (try the Trump Burger) is a Neil Young fan. He's been to several New York shows in recent years and calls Neil's voice haunting. "Whatever the hell ‘it’ is, he’s got it," says the Donald, and he's right.
Zach Braff, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez have more MySpace friends than you. In fact, they have more MySpace friends than anyone, according to MySpace.
News that will surprise no one: Chris Martin admits that Coldplay song Shiver "rips off" Jeff Buckley.
U2 To Release New Album In March [Reuters]
Neil Young's Biggest Fan Speaks: "His Voice Is Haunting" [Rolling Stone]
Gomez, Hilton Among MySpace Friends Leaders [AP/Yahoo]
Coldplay's Chris Martin: 'I Ripped Off Jeff Buckley' [NME]
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