If you've been around me the last few months, especially if I've been drinking, you've no doubt heard me evangelize about how much I love Feed the Animals by Girl Talk.
If you would have told me a year ago that I would be enjoying an album that features a mash-up of "In a Big Country" and "Whoomp! There it is", I probably would not have believed you. But Greg Gillis manages to take 40 years worth of disparate music and boil it all down to their barest pop materiale. Essentially, this album is a bomb of pure, concentrated pop, and it is beautiful. I really can't say more without repeating what many people have said on their own "best of '08" lists (as Kevin Church does a good job here), so I'll leave you with one of my faves, "Like This":