Here is my selection of some fave's from 2008... feel free to add comments with your own highlights. Happy Christmas (or insert other relevant religious festival) to everyone!
Top CDs I've heard in 2008 (but not necessarily released this year):
R.E.M. - Accellerate [best track: Supernatural Superserious]
Noir Désir - Des Visages Des Figures [best track: Le Vent Nous Portera]
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans [best track - Soul Meets Body]
Les Doigts De L'Homme - Les Doigts Dans La Prise [best track: La Doublure]
Neil Young - Live At Massey Hall 1971 [best track: Dont Let It Bring You Down]
And all the individual tracks I bought through iTunes!
Top films I've seen this year - in no particular order:
Flashbacks of a Fool
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
The lives of others
The Godfather: Part II
All of my IMDB ratings can be accessed via my website.
Some top events:
R.E.M. live at the Royal Albert Hall
Brussels Jazz Festival in May
Weekend in London over August bank holiday weekend
Being less than 2 yards away from Daniel Craig
Birthday at West Lodge Park hotel including a great massage
Free weekend in London
Nice/Monaco/Cannes (which was good and bad)
Matthew Mitcham (no pic - just link to this posting here)