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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Best Albums of 2008

Here are my picks for best album. Obviously I don't claim to have heard a fraction of the stuff that came out in '08. These are just the albums that I personally listened to a lot and felt were the most complete based on listenability (i.e. I can put it on and let it rip without having to skip around). Look at it this way---if I were to buy 10 albums on vinyl this year (presuming that they did not come w/ digital copies as well), they would be:

  1. Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
  2. Mates of State Re-Arrange Us
  3. of Montreal Skeletal Lamping
  4. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
  5. MGMT Oractular Spectacular
  6. Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
  7. Dr. Dog Fate
  8. My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
  9. Sun Kil Moon April
  10. Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum
Honorable Mention

Throw Me the Statue Moonbeams
City and Coulour Bring Me Your Love
Horse Feathers House With No Home
Ryan Adams & Cardinals Cardinology
Coldplay Viva La Vida...
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
TV on the Radio Dear Science

I'll be writing commentary on these at a later date. I just wanted to get these posted before I start being influenced by other year end 'best of' lists. Songs coming soon...


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