The Best Albums of 2008

2008 I usually like to keep this blog about work, but thought I would post my annual “best of” music list.

1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes/Sun Giant EP
2. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
3. The Walkmen – You & Me
4. Shearwater – Rook
5. Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight
6. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
7. TV on the Radio- Dear Science
8. Port O’Brien – All We Could Do Was Sing
9. Los Campesinos! – Hold on Now, Youngster
10. Lykke Li – Youth Novels
11. Department of Eagles – In Ear Park
12. Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
13. Santogold – Santogold
14. Army Navy – Army Navy
15. Max Richter – 24 Postcards in Full Colour
16. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer
17. Deerhunter – Microcastle/Weird Era, Cont.
18. Beach House – Devotion
19. Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron, Fred Squire – Lost Wisdom
20. Liam Finn – I’ll Be Lightning

Jolie Holland – The Living & the Dead
Neil Halstead – Oh Mighty Engine
Jennifer O’Connor – Here With Me
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane
Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Ra Ra Riot – The Rhumb Line
Little Joy – Little Joy
Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls
The Dodos – Visiter
Sun Kil Moon – April
Grand Archives – Grand Archives
Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
No Age – Nouns
Raveonettes – Beauty Dies EP
Atlas Sound – Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel

Best Debut: Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Most Overrated: Portishead – 3
Most Underrated: The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
Best Album Art: Santogold – Santogold
Good Riddance: Weezer – Weezer (Red Album)
Most Disappointing: Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Missed in ’07/Found in ’08: Basia Bulat – Oh, My Darling


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