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Best Albums of 2008 (so far)
August 26, 2008, 9:15 am
Filed under: Hasty Music Reviews

Good morning. I’m a little wonked out on Claritin and, now that I ran out of that, Benadryl, so it’s a list day. These are the notable albums I’ve heard thus far this year, which I’ve wrangled together for list-making purposes later in the year. I’ll continue to update it and maybe amend some of the candidates with comments and alert you of any important changes. If there’s anything you want me to weigh in on or want to know more about, give a shout. Barring more debilitating sneezing fits, back to regular programming tomorrow.

On the list (definite top 10 contenders):
Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Grouper, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
M83, Saturdays = Youth
No Age, Nouns
Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer
Women, Women

Need more time (albums I haven’t really processed yet):
Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours
Fuck Buttons, Street Horrrsing
The Hospitals, Hairdryer Piece
Invincible, Shapeshifters
James Blackshaw, Litany of Echoes
Kingdom Shore, …and all the dogs to shark
The Mae Shi, HLLLYH
The Music Tapes, For Clouds and Tornadoes
Oneida, Preteen Weaponry
Paavoharju, Laulu Laakson Kukista
Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual
Portishead, Third
Silver Jews, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Studio, Yearbook 2
The Walkmen, You & Me
White Denim, Workout Holiday

On the bubble (albums that could use a few extra listens, are are pretty damned good, but likely won’t make the cut):
Alina Simone, Everyone Is Calling Out to Me, Beware
Beach House, Devotion
Black Mountain, In the Future
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lie Down in the Light
The Constantines, Kensington Heights
Dan Friel, Ghost Town
The Dodos, Visiter
Islands, Arm’s Way
Los Campesinos!, Hold on Now, Youngster
Nico Muhly, Mothertongue
Shearwater, Rook
Subtle, ExitingARM
Sun Kil Moon, April
The Tallest Man on Earth, Shallow Graves
Thomas Function, Celebration
Why?, Alopecia


3 Comments so far
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this blog of yours is extremely helpful to my current music importation process. thank you.

Comment by Maggie

Heard Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson yet? Get him up there!

Comment by Matt

Oh man, I think I got overwhelmed by all the names and forgot to check him out. On the case.

Comment by ofmaine

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