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 West – 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella)
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight (Fat Cat)
Sigur Ros – Med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust (XL)
The Silver State – Cut and Run (Young American)
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction Records)
Magnetic Morning – A.M. (Friend or Faux)
Fleet Foxes – self-titled (Sub Pop)
Radiohead – In Rainbows (XL)
Vampire Weekend – self-titled (XL)
Retribution Gospel Choir – self-titled (Caldo Verde)
Portishead – Third (Island)
TV on the Radio – Dear Science (Interscope)
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Cardinology (Lost Highway)

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

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