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What’s your favourite song from 2008? is not a question I hear too often — at all in fact. Which is probably a good thing, since it’s a year that offers plenty of choice.

There was a Half Man Half Biscuit LP, the brilliantly titled CSI:Ambleside, which offers up National Shite Day and Took Problem Chimp To Ideal Home Show — if only. And the year’s standout singles include Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion? by the Lovely Eggs and Pete Green’s Best British Band Supported by Shockwaves.

Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle is likely to be equally contemptuous of hair product-sponsored music awards; after all he’s written more than one song with Belgian theme. Clearly the man has class, not to mention a succession of lyrically intriguing, musically engaging LPS.

In 2008 he released the Mountain Goats’ 12th, Heretic Pride, featuring this song-from-each-year-of-my-life.

The Mountain Goats :: Lovecraft in Brooklyn

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¹ Photograph Mountain Goat Portrait at Mount Rushmore National Monument by Matthew Paulson; some rights reserved.

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