Welcome to Hyu's fourth annual music of *insert year here*. As we draw to the end of 2008, I like to take a little time to reflect on the songs that really seemed to influence me. This goes with everything, just a song can really turn my mindset around, it can also become fodder for creativity and inspiration. These songs I've found got stuck in my head, I put them on repeat in winamp, alot of them became keywords for icons and of course I've written fics to them as well. I say thank you to these particular songs, for making up the discography of 2008 for me, for shaping me in some way, shape or form. These songs are up for download, since I want to share them all with my friend's list (really I strongly recommend -all- of these songs.. these are awesome-pants tunes)
I have alot of different genres, however I tended to go more with upbeat songs this year, though there are a few real tear-jerkers in the set. Japanese music was almost completely devoid with the exception of one song which actually made it, perhaps it was because that song was the song of new beginnings in my mind as I left a job that I completely and utterly hated. I discovered some really obscure bands and artists and I fell in love with a particular artist (Nerina Pallot) and I ended up really really really digging a old group from the 80s (Crowded House). This year it really does run the gamut. I've included the line of the song that really was the kicker, the one that hit the soul the hardest with me, and as usual.. they are all downloadable.
The banner is Zack/Angeal.. from FFVII Crisis Core, and it's companion song is "Wind Beneath My Wings", the cover by Sonata Artica.
So let's start the show!