Fingertips Favorites: Top Free and Legal MP3s of 2008

In place of the usual three-song “This Week’s Finds,” I am this week unveiling the list of Fingertips Favorites for 2008–my favorite free and legal MP3s of the year. Actually, there are two lists–a top 10, and then another 10. They’re kind of in order but it’s also kind of pointless to try to put them in order. All are really good songs. Maybe you missed some of these along the way, so here’s a chance to listen and download once again. (The MP3 is linked via the song title; the “more” link next to each song will take you to the original TWF review.)

If you’d like to listen to these songs in a player, or learn a little more about these lists, visit the official Fingertips Favorites page.

Happy new year one and all. See you in ’09.

TOP 10 FAVORITE FREE AND LEGAL MP3s, 2008

“Albert” – Ed Laurie  [more]
“Beyond the Door” – 13ghosts  [more]
“Me and Armini” – Emiliana Torrini [more]
“Cherry Tulips” – Headlights  [more]
“I Lost the Monkey” – The Wedding Present  [more]
“The Crook of My Good Arm” – Pale Young Gentlemen  [more]
“Some Are Lakes” – Land of Talk  [more]
“Neal Cassady” – The Weather Underground  [more]
“Cat Swallow” – The Royal Bangs  [more]
“Scandinavian Warfare” – Champagne Riot  [more]

Honorary Top 10: “My Mistakes Were Made For You” – The Last Shadow Puppets (no longer available) [more]

10 MORE FAVORITE FREE AND LEGAL MP3s, 2008

“Animé Eyes” – The Awkward Stage  [more]
“HYPNTZ” – Dan Black  [more]
“A Little Tradition” – Novillero  [more]
“Connjur” – School of Seven Bells  [more]
“Torn Foam Blue Couch” – Grand Archives  [more]
“Yer Motion” – Reeve Oliver  [more]
“Sure Enough” – Andrea Desveaux  [more]
“Rosa” – Samuel Marcus  [more]
“Right Away” – Pattern Is Movement  [more]
“Un Día” – Juana Molina  [more]

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