Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Top Albums of 2008

Let me preface the list by saying that this is the first time I've ever attempted to rank my top albums of the year. I also decided not to write anything about any of the albums and include an .mp3 instead. So I'll let the music describe itself, plus I honestly don't have time for all that writing.

1) Torche - Meanderthal

Healer




2) Paint it Black - New Lexicon

The Ledge




3) Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

Casual Discussion in a Dome Between Two Temples




4) Lemuria - Get Better

Mechanical




5) Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crimewave




6) M83 - Saturdays = Youth

Skin of the Night




7) Helms Alee - Night Terror

A Weirding Away




8) Blacklisted - Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God

I Am Weighing Me Down




9) Good Luck - Into Lake Griffy

Public Radio




10) Polar Bear Club - Sometimes Things Just Disappear

Eat Dinner, Bury The Dog, And Run




11) Night Marchers - See You in Magic

Closed for Inventory




12) Young Widows - Old Wounds

Old Skin




13) Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls

Where Do You Run To




14) Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull

Rise to Glory




15) Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward

The Kelly Affair




16) Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life

Twice Born




17) Monotonix - Body Language

Summers and Autumns




18) Ceremony - Still Nothing Moves You

They are too punk for any mp3s online for this album. Go to their MYSPACE.



19) My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges

Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1




20) Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08

See Saw




21) Able Baker Fox - Voices

Brand New Moses




22) Hold Steady - Stay Positive

Sequestered in Memphis




And the stuff that I liked but didn't listen to quite enough to rank:



Portishead - Thirds

Plastic




These Arms are Snakes - Tail Swallower and Dove

Woolen Heirs




Deerhoof - Offend Maggie

The Tears and Music of Love




No Age - Nouns

Teen Creeps




Iron Lung - Sexless//No Sex

Also too punk for the internet. Check their MYSPACE for songs.



Akimbo - Jersey Shores

Great White Bull




Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Gobbledigook




And my favorite 7"s (and a short 12") that came out:



Shook Ones / End of a Year split



Narrows -S/T



Bookburner - S/T



Black Breath - Razor to Oblivion



Thursday / Envy Split 12"



For fun: My top 15 artists of 2008 according to my LAST.FM page:


- Coliseum
- Paint it Black
- Crystal Castles
- Torche
- End of a Year
- Algernon Cadwallader
- Lifetime
- My Morning Jacket
- Lemuria
- My Bloody Valentine
- Ceremony
- Radiohead
- Shook Ones
- Anamanaguchi
- Sonic Youth

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