Guest list: Brendan Murphy of Source Victoria

This year, I’ve asked a few Phoenix-area musicians/people of interest for their year-end, best-of lists: albums, songs, whatever. It’s only natural I start with Brendan Murphy, singer/guitarist for Source Victoria. And, oh, yeah, he’s my brother, and he’s probably had as much influence on my music tastes as anyone.

Go to to download a zip file of Source Victoria’s full-length debut, The Fast Escape.

Here are his top 14 albums of the year, in no particular order:

Kanye West808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella)
Frightened RabbitThe Midnight Organ Fight (Fat Cat)
Sigur RosMed sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust (XL)
The Silver StateCut and Run (Young American)
Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
ElbowThe Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction Records)
Magnetic MorningA.M. (Friend or Faux)
Fleet Foxesself-titled (Sub Pop)
RadioheadIn Rainbows (XL)
Vampire Weekendself-titled (XL)
Retribution Gospel Choirself-titled (Caldo Verde)
PortisheadThird (Island)
TV on the RadioDear Science (Interscope)
Ryan Adams and the CardinalsCardinology (Lost Highway)

Favorite albums of 2008.
Favorite song(s) of 2008.

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